He was known for drinking excessively, dueling random bar patrons, and having a prolific sex life. Despite doing very little to lead the family, he was rather popular. This is likely because most of his family perceived his drunken stupidity as courage.
He had many children with various women. As a result, most modern Wingfields are related to each other through him.
Kayne believes that at one he wielded the Elder Wand. However, Wingfields will adamantly deny this.