Sir Thomas Mostyn, 4th Baronet

Sir Thomas Mostyn, 4th Baronet (26 Apr. 1704 –1758), of Mostyn, Flintshire, was a British landowner and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1734 and 1758.

Early lifeEdit

 
Plas Mostyn. The original seat of the Mostyn family, 1793

Mostyn was the eldest son of Sir Roger Mostyn, 3rd Baronet, of Mostyn and Leighton, and his wife Essex Finch daughter of Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham.[1] He was educated at Westminster School in 1716 and matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 13 October 1720, aged 16.[2] He travelled extensively in Europe from October 1723 until May 1728. His main interest was literature and he collected books and manuscripts.[3] He married Sarah Western, daughter. of Robert Western of St Peters Cornhill,London and Rivenhall Essex in about 1733.[1]

CareerEdit

Mostyn was a Hanoverian Tory, and in 1727 forced the Jacobite sheriff of Flintshire to proclaim George II. He took a leading part in local Tory preparations for the 1734 British general election and was returned as Member of Parliament for Flintshire in succession to his father. He voted consistently against the Administration. He succeeded his father to the baronetcy on 8 May 1739. At the 1741 British general election he stood down by agreement, and declined ithe invitation to stand for Flint Boroughs after the heavy cost of the previous election there, which had cost him over £2,000. At the 1747 British general election, he was returned for Flintshire [4] He was returned unopposed again for Flintshire at the 1754 British general election.[5]

Death and legacyEdit

Mostyn died on 24 March 1758 leaving four sons and five daughters. His wife Sarah survived to 1783. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Roger.[1] His daughter Anne, became the second wife of Thomas Pennant, the naturalist and traveller in 1777.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1903), Complete Baronetage volume 3 (1649-1664), 3, Exeter: William Pollard and Co, retrieved 9 April 2019
  2. ^ "Mordaunt-Mytton in Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714 pp.1026-1049". British History Online. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Dictionary of Welsh Biography Mostyn family of Mostyn Hall, Flintshire
  4. ^ "MOSTYN, Thomas (1704-58), of Mostyn, Flints". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  5. ^ "MOSTYN, Sir Thomas, 4th Bt. (1704-58), of Mostyn, Flints". History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 9 April 2019.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Roger Mostyn
Member of Parliament for Flintshire
17341741
Succeeded by
Sir John Glynne
Preceded by
Sir John Glynne
Member of Parliament for Flintshire
1747–1758
Succeeded by
Sir Roger Mostyn
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Roger Mostyn
Baronet
(of Mostyn)
1739-1758
Succeeded by
Roger Mostyn