People Monuments Fittings and Furnishings Early History The Medieval Building The Reformation The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries The South Chapel Restoration and Enrichment 1770 Nineteenth Century Radical Restoration Stained Glass Windows The Twentieth Century The Sharing of the Church Church and Community Hall New Church Roof 2010
Charlotte, daughter of George Grenville and his wife Elizabeth Wyndham, became the second wife of the fourth baronet in December 1771. She was a member of one of the influential political families and related to William Pitt. An heir, Watkin Williams Wynn (1772-1840), was born at Grosvenor Square on 26 October 1772. Robert Adam was commissioned to design the font
'The gift of Sir Watkin W. Wynn to the Church of Ruabon, upon the baptism of his son, December 16th, 1772'.
It is exquisite and delicate with a small marble bowl and wooden cover in the form of an urn and a wooden tripod stand, Gothic in detail. The design for the font survives in the Sir John Soane Museum. John Hinchliffe, a master of the Mason's Company, made the bowl. The wooden stand was carved in oak by Seffrin Nelson.
Copyright St Mary's Church Ruabon