Wyndham-Quin was elected M.P. (Con.) for South Glamorgan in 1895 when he defeated A.J. Williams , and he continued to represent this division in parliament until 1906 when he lost his seat to William Brace (see above) . As a politician , he was extremely well-mannered and courteous. He served as High Sheriff for county Kilkenny in 1914 and commandant of the Lines of Communication in 1915 . He was also one of the directors of the Great Western Railway Co. In June 1926 he succeeded his cousin Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin (see Supplement below) as Earl of Dunraven . He also became a well-liked and popular character in south Wales . He was a member of the Court of Governors of the National Museum , and was president of the 1940 Bridgend national eisteddfod .
Wyndham-Quin published a number of works including The Yeomanry Cavalry of Gloucester and Monmouth ( 1898 ), Sir Charles Tyler, G.C.B., Admiral of the White ( 1912 ), The Foxhound in county Limerick ( 1919 ) and A history of Dunraven Castle ( 1926 ).
He m. 7 July 1885 Lady Eva Constance Aline Bourke , dau. of the 6th Earl of Mayo . She d. 19 Jan. 1940 . They had two sons and a daughter. He spent his last years at his home Adare Manor , Limerick . He d. 23 Oct. 1952 at his home in Limerick aged 95. His heir was his elder son Richard Southwell Windham Robert , Viscount Adare ( 1887 - 1965 ).
Dr John Graham Jones, Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001