Edward Vaughan (died 1718)

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Edward Vaughan (died 5 December 1718), of Glan-y-Llyn, Merionethshire and Llwydiarth, Montgomeryshire, was a Welsh politician, who was briefly Father of the House at the end of his life.

He was the eldest son of Howel Vaughan of Glan-y-Llyn.

He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Montgomeryshire and Merionethshire from 1674 to 1688, for Merionethshire from 1689 to ?1696, and for Montgomeryshire from 1701 to ?death. He was High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire for Jan-Nov 1688 and Custos Rotulorum of Merionethshire from 1711 to ?1714.

He was elected a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Montgomeryshire in March 1679, October 1679, 1681, 1685, 1689, 1690, 1695, 1698, February 1701, December 1701, 1702, 1705, 1708, 1710, 1713, 1715- 5 December 1718.

He married Mary, the daughter and coheir of John Purcell of Nantcribba, Montgomeyshire and had one son, who predeceased him, and two daughters.


  • "VAUGHAN, Edward III (d.1718), of Glan-y-Llyn, Merion. and Llwydiarth, Mont". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Erle
Father of the House
Succeeded by
Richard Vaughan

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