Mytton of Garth.




THERE is in the possession of the family an ancient vellum roll, purporting to be a pedigree of the Mytton family, in which the first nine generations are given as follows:-

     SIR EVERARD DE MUTTON, Knight. "This Everard was slain in the Wars of Mawde the Empresse, An'o Dom. 1154."  He had a son,

     ALDRED DE MUTTON, Esq., who had a son,

     SIR HUGH DE MUTTON, Knight, who had a son,

     ROGER DE MUTTON, who married Ann, daughter of Richard Hussey, Esq., son of Richard Hussey, of Adbridge Hussey, by his wife Mabell, daughter to John Lord Talbot, son of Sir Radulphus Hussey, Knight, son of Adam Hussey, Esq., son and heir of Thomas Hussey "that came in with the Conqueror". Roger de Mutton had a son,

     STEPHEN DE MUTTON, who married Jane, daughter of Lord Strange, son of Philip Lord Strange of Knocking, by his wife Joyce, daughter to Sir Robert Corbet, Knight. Stephen de Mutton had a son,

     OWEN DE MUTTON, who married Joyce, daughter of William Purcell of Marton and Wynnesberge, Esq., by his wife Joyce, daughter of William Wynesbury, Esq., and by her had a son,

     WILLIAM DE MUTTON, who married Joyce, daughter of Sir William Pickering, Knight, by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Raysford, Knight, and had a son,

     JOHN DE MUTTON, who married Anne, daughter of Sir Paul Dorrell, Knight, by his wife Anne, daughter of Sir Roger Powis, Knight. John de Mutton had two sons,

     In the Herald's Visitation (2) of Shropshire in 1623, the first part of the Mytton pedigree is given as follows:-


Rogerus Mitton de com. Wiltes. = Anna, filia Ric'i Husey Hussey.
Stephanus Mitton. = Jana, fil. Philippi Strange de Knocking, militis.
Andoenus Mitton de com. Wiltes. = Jocosa, fil. Will'i Purcell de Merton.
Phillippus Mitton. = Jana, filia Henriei Vernon, militis.
Willimus Mitton. = Anna, fil. Will'i Pickton, militis.
Johannes Mitton. = Anna, fil. Franc. Darrell, militis.
Hankin Mitton. = Alicia.

     It will be observed that the foregoing accounts from the Vellum Roll and the Herald's Visitation of 1623 vary in several particulars, and that in the latter the Heralds mark the connection between "Johannes Mitton" and "Hankin Mitton" with dotted lines, which, we conceive, must be taken to indicate that satisfactory evidence of that connection was not adduced at the Visitation, and therefore the generations before "Hankin Mitton" were treated as traditional only, and not vouched by the Heralds to be authentic. Moreover, neither version gives dates; and, looking at the era of some of the earlier generations, the alliances there given can be shown to be improbable, if not impossible. Under these circumstances we shall content ourselves with giving the two accounts of the earlier generations on the authority of the Vellum Roll and the Visitation respectively, and leave them to stand on their own merits.

     The pedigree is, however, of proved and undoubted authenticity from Hankyn Mytton downwards. We shall therefore commence our account of the Mytton genealogy by quoting Blakeway's Sheriffs of Shropshire (pp. 77-9), which gives the following interesting particulars of the family:-

     "1483. THOMAS MITTON." Arms: (3) Per pale g. and az., an eagle displayed with two heads, or.

     Thomas Mitton. In Phillips's list this Sheriff is called John Mytton, Esq. of Shipton; but his name was certainly Thomas, and I suspect he had nothing to do with Shipton. I take him to have been the ancestor of the family now seated at Halston [of which the Myttons of Garth are a cadet branch]. Some of the Visitations bring the Myttons out of Wiltshire; but there is reason to believe that they were originally of this county, and sprung from the village of Mitton, in the parish of Fittes. In the Tallage Roll for Shrewsbury in the year 1313, which contains a catalogue of the names and property of the inhabitants, William de Mutton is found to have 20s. in goods, for which he is rated at 16d., and he is the only person of that name in the roll. John de Mitton appears upon the Roll of Guild Merchant of the liberty of the town of Salop, 46 Edward III (1372), de forinsecis, which denotes, I presume, that he was a foreigner, and not a native of the town.

     The first undoubted progenitor of the Halston family is Hankyn Mitton, a usual abbreviation of Henry. Reginald de Mutton, son of Hankyn, held premises in Shrewsbury in 1413; and of the wealth and importance of this gentleman some notion may be formed from the fact that he lent to Richard III (and I apprehend that it was during the residence of that capricious monarch at the Parliament of Shrewsbury) the sum of forty marks, a considerable sum in those days, and more than a fourth part of what was advanced by the Corporation upon the same occasion. By a writ, (4) dated the 10th of August, in the twenty-first of his reign, the King acknowledges this service of his beloved and faithful Reginald de Mitton, and promises "in good faith" to repay the same in the quindem of the ensuing Easter. He greatly raised the family by marrying the heiress of Sir Hamo Vaughan, Lord of the Manor of West Tilbury, in Essex, son of Sir Thomas Vaughan, Lord of the Manor of Stepney, who bore the spread eagle in his arms, and who, from the name of Vaughan's Place still belonging to that old hall near the market-place in Shrewsbury, late the property of the Halston family, should seem to have had a residence there. By this lady Reginald de Mutton had two sons, Thomas and John. The will of the latter bears date the day before St. Mary Magdalen, 1454, and proved, 12th November...., before John Clone, Bachelor of Degrees, Sequestrator and Commissary-General of Reginald, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield (Reginald Butler, who sate from 1453 to 1459). He styles himself John Mitton of Salop, burgess, directs himself to be interred in the chancel of the collegiate church of St. Chad, and wills that all the ministers and choir of that church attend the obsequies, and be rewarded in the usual manner (ut moris est). He bequeaths to every order of friars of the town 20d., and directs that he shall have four torches and four wax lights (cerios) to burn about his body at the time of his sepulture; whereof he devises one torch and two lights to the high altar of the Trinity therein, and another to the altar of St. Mary. He further bequeaths seven marks to a fit chaplain to celebrate divine offices in the said church for the space of a year for his soul. To Thomas Mitton, son of his brother Thomas, he leaves a corslet (loricam) and sword; and the residue of his goods the testator bequeaths to his wife Alice, and constitutes her and William Otteley of Salop his executors. This will is attested by John Colle and Philip Graie, Bailiffs of the town.

     Thomas Mitton, son of Reginald, still further augmented his property by marrying a rich Shrewsbury heiress, who united the wealth of the Tours and the Prides, names which occur so frequently among our early bailiffs, and the latter of which is still remembered in a principal street of the town. Thomas, his son, whom I conceive to be the present Sheriff, obtained a splendid addition to his inheritance by marrying one of the daughters of Sir John Burgh, with whom he obtained Haberley, Dinas Mawddwy, etc. During the year of his shrievalty he acted with great promptitude and vigour in the apprehension of the Duke of Buckingham; and for this "good and acceptable service" King Richard, styling him "our trusty and well-beloved Squier Thomas Mitton", rewards him with a grant of the Castle and Lordship of Cawes, of the annual value of £50. Upon the accession of Henry VII, that fortress and domain of course reverted to the young Duke; yet Mr. Mitton's spirited resistance, and seasonable admission of Henry (VII) within the walls of Shrewsbury, of which he was then bailiff, secured him the favour of the new monarch. He served the same municipal office ten times between 1464 and 1500, and died in 1504. His son, William Mitton, quitted the residence of his ancestors at Vaughan's Place and removed to Coton Hill, (5) where he was living when Leland visited these parts: and I find in the Exchequer of Shrewsbury relating to this William, which is so far curious as it proves the deep humility with which a principal gentleman of Shropshire was obliged to approach a peer of the realm in those days, even when claiming no more, as appears, than his just due. The nobleman to whom it was addressed must have been George, fourth Earl of Shrewsbury, great-grand-son of the famous Lord Talbot, by whose countenance, as we have seen under 1430, his "officer", Hugh Burgh, ancestor of the present petitioner, was enabled, according to the allegations of Hugh de Berwick, to disseise him of certain parts of his property.

"To the Right Honerable my Lord the Erle of Shrowesbury, Stuard of the Kyng's most Honorable Howsold.

"In his moost humblist wyse, schowith unto your gud lordshop, your true and feithfull orator, William Mitton, Esquier, son and heire to T. Mitton, late of the Towne of Schrowsbury, decesed, how that Master Thomas Talbot, your brother, now dede, whose sowle God pardon, of long tyme kept and witheld from the fadre of your said orator certeyn lands and tenements within the town and franchise of Shrowesbury forseid, which is the rightfull enheritaunces of your seid orator. It may therefor pleas you seid Lordschip of your blessed disposic'on to considerac'on of the true service whiche your seid orator, to the uttermost of his power, hath doon unto your Lordschip, to be unto him special gud lord, and to ayte and assist him to the recovere of the seid rightfull enheritaunces according to the right and gud concyens. This at the reverens of God, and in wey of charite."

     John Mytton, Esquire, now (1820) of Halston, is twelfth in descent from Thomas Mitton and Elizabeth Burgh.

     We now proceed with the genealogy, following the Vellum Roll pedigree so far as it extends, and showing in italics any addition or variation made by the Visitation of 1623, supplementing it by extracts from Registers, etc.

     I. HANKYN DE MUTTON (Hankin Mutton) married Alicia . . . . . ; he had a son-

     II. Reginald de Mutton (Mitton) of Salop, Esq., held premises in Shrewsbury, 1413; Bailiff of Salop, 13 Richard II (1390). He married Elianor (Anna), daughter and heir of Hamo (Vichan), son of Sir Thomas Vaughan (Vychan), Knight, of Shrewsbury, and had a son-

     III. Thomas de Mutton (Mitton) of Shrewsbury. He married Agnes (Cecilia), daughter and heir of William Burleigh, Esq., of Shrewsbury (Arms: Ar., a lion ramp. sa., debruised by a bend compony or and az.), son of William Burleigh of Salop, by his wife Isabella, sole daughter and heir of William Tower of Salop, Esq. (Arms: Sa., three towers, triple-towered ar.), by his wife . . . . daughter and co-heir of John Preede (Arms: Az., three ells haurient in fesse ar.), and had an only son-

     IV. THOMAS MYTTON (Mitton), Esq., M.P. for Shrewsbury in 1472. Ten times Bailiff, 1464-1500; Sheriff, 1483. He married twice: first, Elianor, youngest daughter, and one of the four co-heiresses (6) of Sir John Burgh, Knight, Lord of Mawddwy (Arms: Azure, a chevron ermine between three fleurs-de-lis ar.), by his wife Jane, one of the daughters and co-heirs of John Clopton of Gloucestershire, Esq. (Arms: Gu., a bend between six pears, or). Sir John Burgh was son of Sir Hugh Burgh of Wattlesborough, Knt., by his wife Elizabeth, daughter and sole heir of John Lord of Mawddwy, by his wife Catherine, daughter and heir of Thomas Corbet of Cause, Esq., who was sone of William alias Wilcocke, Lord of Mawddwy, and his wife Elianor, (7) daughter and co-heir of Thomas ap Llewelyn of the House of South Wales. (Corbet--Arms: Or, a raven ppr. Wilcock of Mawddwy--Arms: Or, a lion ramp. gu., within a bordure engrailed sa. John ap Llewelyn--Arms: Gu., a lion ramp. or, within a bordure engrailed of the last.) Thomas Mytton, by his first marriage, had, with three daughters, an only son, William Mytton (V), of whom hereafter. Thomas Mytton married, secondly, Stanley, daughter of . . . Booth of Cheshire (but, according to Burke's Landed Gentry, Anne, daughter of the Lord Strange of Knockin, and relict of Jeffrey Kyffin, Esq.), by whom he had four children-

An interesting anecdote of Thomas Mytton is related in the following extract from Owen and Blakeway's History of Shrewsbury, vol. i, p. 245, describing the incidents of the Earl of Richmond's (Henry VII) march through Shropshire to Bosworth Field:-

     "He delayed his march to Shrewsbury till he was master of Forton and Montford Bridge, two points of main importance to his designs, as he was thus provided with a passage into the midland counties, even though this town should shut her gates upon him. Having secured that bridge, which, if the Salopians had been hearty in the cause of Richard, they would have broken down, his army encamped upon Forton Heath, and he despatched messengers to Shrewsbury to summon the town. When they arrived at the foot of the Welsh bridge, they found the place in a posture of defence; the gates shut, the portcullis let down, and the bailiffs within ready to give their answer. The senior of these magistrates for that year was Thomas Mytton, Esq., whom we have lately seen as Sheriff of the county, engaged in the arrest of the Duke of Buckingham. He is described in an old chronicle as ' a stout wise gentleman', and made answer that he knew the Earl for no King, but ' only Kynge Rychard, whose lyffetenants he and hys fellowe weare, and before he shoulde enter there, he should goe over hys belly', meaninge thereby, continues our authority, ' that he would be slayne to the grounde and so to (be) roon over (by) him before he entryd; and that he protested vehemently upon the othe he dad taken.'
     "Much conversaton, we may suppose, ensued, but Mr. Mytton continuing resolute, the Earl ' retornyd', says our chronicle, ' wyth hys companye backe agayn to Forton . . . .' On the following morning the negotiation with the Bailiffs of Shrewsbury was renewed, and the Earl assured the magistrates that he did not mean to hurt the town or any of its inhabitants, but only desired to pass on to try his right to the Crown. We are told that Mr. Mytton began to yeald to these suggestions, but that on account of the oath he had so lately taken to oppose the entrance of Richmond into Shrewbury, he adopted the ingenious expedient of lying down on the ground and permitting the Earl to step over him. Thereupon the portcullis was drawn up, and the Earl and his retinue admitted within the gates, to the general joy of the inhabitants, and received, we are assured, ' with an Ave chaire (Xaipe), and God speede the wel! the streets being strowed with hearbes and flowers, and their doores adorned with greene boughs, in testimony of a true hartie reception.'"

     V. WILLIAM MYTTON (only son of the first marriage of Thomas Mytton) of Shrewsbury, Lord of Mawddwy, three times Bailiff of Shrewsbury, and M.P. in 1491. He married Cicely, daughter of Sir Henry Delves, Knight, of Doddington, Cheshire, by whom he had one son and two daughters. He died in 1512, leaving

     VI. RICHARD MYTTON of Shrewsbury, six times Bailiff of Salop, Lord of Mawddwy, Chief Stweard of the Manor of Church Stretton, and for John Lord Lumley in 1562. He died 28th November 1591, having been thrice married; first to Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Grey of Envil, by whom he had issue-

     Richard Mytton married, secondly (according to Burke, but not in the Mytton Vellum pedigree), a daughter of Jenkyn Pigott, Esq., of Rhuddlan, North Wales, and by her had a son, Richard Mytton, or Mutton, of Rhuddlan, whose great-grandson, Sir Peter Mutton, Knt., of Llanerch Park, Chief Justice of North Wales and M.P. for Carnarvon, had two daughters and co-heiress: i, Anne, who married Robert Davies of Gwysaney, co. Flint, from which marriage derive the DAVIES'S of Gwysaney (see that name under COOK of Owston); ii, Elinor, who married Kenrick Eyton of Eyton.

     Richard Mytton married, thirdly, Elnor, daughter and heiress of Sir G. Harbrown, Knt. (in the Mytton Vellum pedigree she is stated to be second wife), by whom he had three children-

     Blakeway, in his Sheriffs of Shropshire (p. 87) thus refers to Richard Mytton, 1544:

     " RICHARD MYTTON of Shrewsbury, grandson of Thomas Mitton, as I suppose, the Sheriff of 1483. The manuscript chronicle of Shrewsbury in the Free School Library, known by the name of Dr. Taylor's Manuscript, thus records his death under the year 1591:
     "' This yeare & the 28th day of Nov'r, master Rychard Mytton, Esquier, called the Gentle Master Mytton, an alderman of Salop, who had been six tymes Bayllyf of the Towne, was solemnly buryed, being about an hundred yeares old.' His wife, a wealthy heiress, daughter of George Harborne, an eminent lawyer, and Recorder or Shrewsbury, has a great character in the same manuscript. ' The 30th day of January 1602, beinge Sundaye, departed this lyfe the worthy Mrs. Elnor Mytton, late wyfe of Mr. Richard Mytton, Esquire. She was buried the Thursdaye following, very solemnly, being of the full age of 90 yeares. She was of greate birthe, and verey good to the poore; vertuous and godly. She wold dayly pray most devoutly, three whoale houres before noon, and three whoale houres in the afternoone, and never storre' (perhaps stoode) ' but these tymes upon her knees. The God of peace no doubt hath received her to His Mercye. Amen!' These worthy characters fully experienced the truth of the apostle's declaration, 1 Tim. iv, 8, ' Sit anima mea vobiscum!'"

     VII. JOHN MYTTON, ninth, but second surviving son of Richard Mytton, Esq., of Shrewsbury, was the first of the family who settled at Pontyscowrid, co. Montgomery. He married twice: first, Mary, daughter and heiress of Thomas Cole of London, by whom he had an only daughter, Ellen, who married John Whitacre, Gent., and had one son, Richard Whitacre. John Mytton married, secondly, Anne, daughter of John Burnes of Salop, Gent., and by her had four children-

     Over the chimney-piece in the large oak-panelled parlour at Pontyscowrid, the following inscription is carved:

1593.     |     I . N . R . I .     |     I . M . A . M .

     The last initials are those of John Mytton and his second wife, Anne, and the date probably marks the time of their residence in this house, and the letters I . N . R . I . may be interpreted as "Jesus Nazareth Rex Judæorum". John Mytton died intestate and was buried at Meifod, 5th December 1605. Administration was granted to his grand-daughter, Margaret Edwards, on 10th February 1614. (Mont. Coll., xxii, p. 249.)

     VIII. RICHARD MYTTON of Pontyscowrid, Esq., born . . . . married . . . . daughter of John Parrye, Esq., (or . . . . daughter of . . . Garnons, co. Hereford), and died . . . . having had four children-

     IX. JAMES MYTTON of Pontyscowrid, baptized at Meifod, 18th January 1600; married Eleanor, daughter of Edward Jones of Sandford, co. Salop, and sister of Sir Thomas Jones, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and by her (who married, secondly, Humphrey Hughes, Esq., of Gwerclas) had three children-

     James Mytton was buried at Meifod, 1st April, 1658.

     X. RICHARD MYTTON of Pontyscowrid (or Street-y-Verniew). Esq., baptized, St. Julian, Salop, High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire, 1674; married Bridget, daughter of George Devereux of Vaynor, Esq. (she was buried at Meifod, 29th October 1736), and he died and was buried at Meifod, 30th December 1715, having had seven children-

     XI. RICHARD MYTTON of Pontyscowrid, baptized at Meifod, 9th December 1683, High Sheriff co. Montgomery 1730; married, at Guilsfield, on 10th July 1717, Dorothy, only child and heiress of Brochwel Wynne of Garth, Gent., who was buried at Guilsfield, 30th April 1717 (by his wife Dorothy, daughter of John Powell of Worthyn, who was buried at Guilsfield, 17th June 1714), son and heir of Thomas Wynne of Garth, Gent. (by his wife Hester, daughter of Brochwel Griffith of Broniarth), derived through Sir Gryffith Vychan, "Knight Banneret under Henry the fifth in Agincourt field in France", from "Brochwel Yscythrog, Prince of Powis (see "The Genealogie of the Ancient and Worshipful Family of WYNNE OF GARTH", by John Salusbury de Erbistocke, 16th January 1777, original in the possession of the Earl of Powis, printed in the Montgomeryshire Collections, vol. xii, p. 255). By this marriage Richard Mytton became of GARTH, and possessed of the Garth estate, consisting of lands in Guilsfield and elsewhere which had been in the possession of the Wynne family since the time of Brochwel Yscythrog in the 6th century (Wynne arms: Sa., three nag's heads ar.). She died and was buried at Guilsfield, 8th July 1728, and he died and was buried there, 25th November 1775, having had issue-

     XII. DEVEREUX MYTTON of Garth, Esq., born and baptized at Guilsfield, 22nd October 1725; married Anne, daughter of Richard Jones of Trelydan, Esq. (who died and was buried at Guilsfield, 10th December 1753). He died on the 12th May 1809, aged 84, "the senior magistrate in the county of Montgomery," having had three children-

     XIII. RICHARD MYTTON of Garth, baptized at Guilsfield, 21st June 1751; married Letitia, daughter of . . . Lloyd, and died 8th April 1801, in his 51st year and in his father's lifetime. His wife died 13th October 1801, in her 54th year. M.I. Guilsfield Church. They had eight children-

     XIV. RICHARD MYTTON, LL.B.Camb., of Garth and Pontyscowrid, officiated at Trelystan from 1820 to 1826, afterwards Chaplain of Barruckpore in the Presidency of Bengal, and to the Governor-General of India; born 4th January 1783; married, 5th March 1804, Charlotte, second daughter of John Herbert, Esq., of Dolvorgan, co. Montgomery (who was born 10th October 1778, and died 24th May 1872). He died 21st February 1828, leaving two children-

     XV. RICHARD HERBERT MYTTON, Esq., of Garth, born 2nd December, 1808, formerly of the Bengal Civil Service, in which he rose to a seat on the Bench of the Sudder, or High Court of Appeal; afterwards Deputy Chairman of Quarter Sessions of Montgomeryshire; Sheriff of that county, 1856; married, 15th May 1830, Charlotte, youngest daughter of Colonel Macgregor, Military Auditor General. He died 12th May 1869, having had twelve children-

     XVI. DEVEREUX HERBERT MYTTON, Esq., of Garth, born at Baraset, Bengal, East Indies, 9th September 1832; late Captain 85th Light Infantry; Sheriff of Montgomeryshire 1873; married, 23rd January 1873, Emma Lydia, only daughter of Edmund Storey, Esq., and has issue-


1. Per pale az. and gu., an eagle displayed with two heads or, within a bordure engrailed of the last. (MYTTON.)
2. Ar., a lion ramp. sa., debruised by a bend compony or and az. (Burleigh.)
3. Sa., three towers triple-towered ar. (Tower.)
4. Az., three eels haurient in fesse ar. (Pride.)
5. Az., a chevron ermine between three fleurs-de-lis ar. (Burgh.)
6. Gu., a lion ramp. or, within a bordure engrailed of the last. (Thomas ap Llewelyn.)
7. Or, a lion ramp. gu., within a bordure engrailed sa. (Mawddwy.)
8. Or, a raven sa. (Corbet.)
9. Gu., a bend between six pears erect or. (Clopton.)
10. Quarterly per fesse indented gu. and or, in the first quarter a lion pass. guard. ar. (Beysin.)
11. Sa., three nag's heads erased ar. (Wynne.)
12. Ar., three bull's heads couped sa., attired or. (Sir Aron ap Bledri.)
13. Or, three lions erased gu., within a bordure engrailed az. (Griffin ap Allon of Powis.)
14. Gu., a griffin ramp. or. (Llowdden.)
15. Sa., a chevron or, between three owls ar. (Griffith ap Jenkin of Broughton.)
16. Gu., three snakes nowed in a triangular knot sa. (David ap Jevon Goch, descended from Ednowen ap Bradwen.)
17. Same as 1.


1. Burke, in his Landed Gentry (1817), gives a somewhat different version. "Sixth in descent from Sir Hugh's son Roger was Hawkin de Mutton, father of Reginald de Mutton, M.P. for Shrewsbury in 1373, who married, first, the daughter and heir of Sir Hamo Vaughan, Lord of the Manor of West Tilbury, Essex, and had by her two sons, Thomas and John. He married, secondly, Eleanor, sister of Thomas le Skinner of Shrewsbury, and by her was father of Sir Richard Mutton, who married Margaret, daughter and coheir of Sir Adam Peshall, Knight, of Weston-under-Lizard, and was ancestor of the MYTTONS of Weston. Reginald's eldest son, Thomas Mitton, Esq., married Agnes, daughter and heir of William Burley, Esq.", etc. - Return to Pedigree

2. Harleian Society's Publications, vol. xxix, p. 361. - Return to Pedigree

3. The various Shropshire families of Mytton gave originally for their arms the spread eagle, borrowed evidently from a very ancient family of Mitton, seated at a place of the same name in Lancashire, whose arms were: Per pale azure and purple, an eagle displayed with two heads; of whom an account can be seen in Whitaker's History of Whalley, p. 448. I have seen nothing which would lead me to suppose that the Shropshire Myttons came from that Lancashire family, which may, however, have been the case. It was General Mytton, I think, that first quitted this coat and assumed the cinquefoil, on what grounds I cannot say; the family have now returned to the eagle. - Return to Pedigree

4. Rymer, viii, p. 9. - Return to Pedigree

5. The protection of "fenced cities" and moated mansions came about this time in gradual disuse by the improved state of society, arising from a more exact administration of laws. In the habitual enjoyment of our present security, we do not enough regard the greatness of the blessing, or the causes from which it springs. - Return to Pedigree

6. The other co-heiresses were: Isabel, married to John Lyngen, Esq.; Anereda, married to John Leighton, Esq.; and Elizabeth, married to William Newport, Esq. - Return to Pedigree

7. "This Elianor was one of the daughters and heirs of Thomas ap Llewelyn ap Owen ap Meredithe ap Owen ap Griffith, ap Rees ap Griff ap Rees, Prince of South Wales, whose other sister, Ellen, was mother to Owen Glendower, and parted lands with her said sister." (See this pedigree at large in Dr. Powell's Wales, pp. 211-13.) - Return to Pedigree



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