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W.M. Wynch, Esq.
24 May 1861

Volume 3, page 304, sitting number 3900.

Born at Brompton in Middlesex in or about 1836, William Maling Wynch was the son of Paul Marriott Wynch of the Honourable East India Company, who died in 1841. His mother was Sophia Martha Wynch née Maling.

In 1851 he and his brother, along with their widowed mother, were living with his sister and her husband William John Dean, who was the Curate of Wyck Rissington in Gloucestershire.

In 1855 William became an Ensign in the West Essex Militia. By 1859 he had risen to the rank of Captain.

That same year he married Elizabeth (‘Lillie’) Anne Wildes, daughter of merchant and commission agent George Wildes, who died in 1861 leaving an estate valued at £140,000.

The couple appear on the 1861 census living at Stoke in Suffolk, with their first child and six servants. Another child was born the following year and a third in 1864.

In 1869 William Maling Wynch ‘of no business or profession’ appeared before the Court of Bankruptcy with debts exceeding £11,000. He stated that his debts arose from his wife having deserted him and their children, the whole of his property having been settled on her, at her parent’s insistence, at the time of their marriage.

In 1871 he and his three children were living at Wiscoe in Suffolk, the home of his widowed mother.

When the census was taken in 1901 he and two of his children, both unmarried, were living in Lyme Regis, Dorset. The household included three servants.

William Maling Wynch died there later that year. He was 65 years old.

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