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John Wynne (1667–1743), Bishop of Wells (1727–1743)

Photo credit: The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

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Wynne was a Welshman born in Flintshire. From 1705 he held the Lady Margaret Professorship of Divinity at Oxford and was Principal of Jesus College before he became Bishop of St Asaph in 1714. He married Anne, daughter of Robert Pugh of Bennarth and they had 2 daughters and 2 sons. He was translated to Bath and Wells in 1727 and bought the Soughton Estate in Flintshire in 1732, where he died in 1743.

The Bishop's Palace & Gardens



oil on canvas


H 73 x W 63 cm

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acquired, 1827–1829

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The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD England

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