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The Hon. Percy Scawen Wyndham (30 January 1835-13 March 1911), was a British soldier, Conservative politician, collector and intellectual. He was one of the original members of The Souls and the father of George Wyndham and grandfather of Stephen Tennant.

Wyndham was a younger son of George Wyndham, 1st Baron Leconfield, and his wife Mary Fanny, daughter of Reverend William Blunt, and was educated at Eton. He served in the Coldstream Guards and achieved the rank of Captain. In 1860 he was returned to Parliament as one of two representatives for Cumberland West (succeeding his uncle Sir Henry Wyndham), a seat he held until 1885. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Sussex and a member of the Wiltshire County Council and was High Sheriff of Wiltshire for 1896.

Wyndham married Madeline Caroline Frances Eden, daughter of Sir Guy Campbell, 1st Baronet, and his wife Pamela FitzGerald, daughter of Lord Edward FitzGerald. They were both prominent members of The Souls. They had two sons and three daughters who were also members of The Souls. George Wyndham was a politician and man of letters while Guy Wyndham was a soldier. Their eldest daughter Mary married the Earl of Wemyss and March. Their second daughter Madeline married Charles Adeane while their third daughter Pamela married firstly Lord Glenconner and was the mother of among others Stephen Tennant. Her second husband was Sir Edward Grey. The three sisters are the subjects of a well-known painting by John Singer Sargent. Percy Wyndham died in March 1911, aged 76. His wife survived him by nine years and died in March 1920.

Wyndham was the builder of Clouds House at East Knoyle, Wiltshire.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Lowther
Sir Henry Wyndham
Member of Parliament for Cumberland West
With: Henry Lowther 1860–1872
The Lord Muncaster 1872–1880
David Ainsworth 1880–1885
Constituency abolished


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