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Chandos Wren-Hoskyns BA, JP, DL (15 February 1812 – 28 November 1876) was an English landowner, agriculturist and author.

He was born the second son of Sir Hungerford Hoskyns, 7th Baronet of Harewood Park, Herefordshire. In 1837 married Theodosia Wren, great-great-great-granddaughter of Christopher Wren, and daughter and heiress of Christopher Roberts Wren of Wroxall Abbey, Warwickshire and by Royal Licence changed his surname to Wren-Hoskyns.

Educated at Oxford University he was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1838. He served as High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1855 and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the county in 1860. He was Member of Parliament for Hereford from 1869 to 1874.

As an author his main interest was reform of land tenure. His works included:

  • A Short Inquiry into the History of Agriculture in Mediaeval and Modern Times 1849
  • Talpa or the Chronicles of a Clay Farm. An Agricultural Fragment 1853
  • A Catechism on the English Land System
  • Agricultural Statistics 1857
  • Occasional Essays 1866


  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Nicholas Goddard 2004

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Clive
John William Shaw Wylie
Member of Parliament for Hereford
with Edward Clive 1869–1871
George Arbuthnot 1871–1874

Succeeded by
Evan Pateshall
George Clive
Honorary titles
Preceded by
William Charles Alston
High Sheriff of Warwickshire
Succeeded by
Sir Peter Van Notten-Pole


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