Sir Hugh Wyndham
1603 - 1661?

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Sir Hugh Wyndham
See note below
Born 1603  
Died 1661?  
Age ~58  
Father:      Edmond Wyndham ???? - ????
Mother: Margaret Chamberlayne
Married: Mary Alanson m. ????
Children:  Dinah Wyndham 1635 - ???? 
  Sarah Wyndham  
Rachel Wyndham 

Notes from Jerry Gandolfo:

Sir Hugh Wyndham: Created Baronnet 4 Aug 1641, an ardent Royalist, extinct about 1663
Tony Newman list as: Sir Hugh Mompesson, of Pitsdown, Dorset, children: Eleanor Windham
Burke's, Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, gives the name as Hugh Wyndham, esq. of Pilsden Court
Maximilian Genealogy Master Database 2000 []
list Sarah Wyndham; and Rachel Wyndham as only children.

Sir Hugh Wyndham and Escape of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester: The Prince's pursuers first came to the house of the Royalist judge, Sir Hugh Wyndham, at Pilsden thinking he was hiding there. As Sir Hugh fumed and raged in the Hall they proceeded to ransacked it in their search for the prince. Intelligence was at fault, the prince being at the Manor house of Sir Hugh's nephew, Colonel Francis Wyndham [son of Sir Thomas Wyndham], at Trent. Prince Charles had arrived at Trent, disguised as the servant of Jane Lane. The Prince's hiding place off Lady Wyndham's room is still preserved. It is said that Charles became petulant when the ringing of the church bells disturbed him, and even more angry when he told the villagers had rung them because, mistakenly, they had thought he had been captured. On September 22nd he set out for Charmouth and a promised boat that would take him to France. []

Hugh Wyndham's Monument: In the far north, where Somerset and Wiltshire jostle with Dorset for the rich farmland of the headwaters of the Stour, is the village of Silton. It's a fairly ordinary place … However, the village church of St. Nicholas houses a memorial to one, Sir Hugh Wyndham, that is far from ordinary. The huge edifice is by John Nost of Tring and dates from 1692. Nost was one of the most renowned sculptors of his day and sculpted the Digby monument in Sherborne Abbey. As for Sir Hugh Wyndham, he was Justice of the Common Pleas during the Commonwealth and was cute enough to keep the job under Charles II. Sir Hugh's memorial is melodramatic if you're feeling charitable, or ostentatious and pompous if you're not - however, there can be no argument about its impact: the memorial dominates its surroundings to the point where you find yourself wondering about the ego of the individual who commissioned it - especially when it dawns on you that the portentous figure standing between the barley twist columns is the great man and the two weeping figures at this feet are those of his wives who predeceased him. Having said all that, the memorial is a superb example of its kind and probably says more about the aesthetics of the period rather than the personality of the individual who had the thing produced - you hope so, if only for the sake of his two wives. []

Portrait of Sir Hugh Wyndham: Ritratto of Sir Hugh Wyndham: 1670-1680, oil on burlap, cm 125,5x102. Of an aristocratic family, after having studied at Oxford Sir Hugh (1603-1684) undertook a career in magistracy, exceeding with alternate fortunes the years of the civil war, until the nomination to judge in 1660 and baron of the "Exchecquer" in 1670. It appears here in a sontuoso ritratto official in judge garments exactly: the clear painting of Wright picks with puntiglio every detail, from the collar inamidato to the gloves in skin rich embroiders to you, but it knows also to render the nature tests and it does not alter of the personage, than familiar window opened on the landscape is felt sorry of one.

Sources: Hand-written notes from an unknown source passed down from Harold Ernest Montague Newman
Tony Newman:
Tim Sandberg: [The Sandberg and Floyer Genealogy Site]
Website: (omits Dinah)
Maximilian Genealogy Master Database 2000 []

According to David Garway-Heath (22nd May 2012), "Sir Hugh Wyndham names 3 children of “his daughter Monpesson” in his Will (written in 1661): Dyna, Mary and Martha".

Page updated 25 May 2012 with note from David Garway-Heath
Page created 25 July 2002