MYTTON, Thomas (c.1530-?63), ?of Dinas Mawddwy, Merion.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Nov. 1554

Family and Education

b. c.1530, prob. 8th but 2nd surv. s. of Richard Mytton of Shrewsbury and Halston, Salop and Dinas Mawddwy by 1st w. Anne, da. of Sir Edward Grey of Enville, Staffs. m. Margaret, da. of Sir Edward Greville of Milcote, Warws., at least 4s. 1da.1

Offices Held

Escheator, Merion. 1560-1; j.p.q. 1561-2; bailiff, manor of Wroxeter, Salop by 1563.2


The second surviving son of Richard Mytton, Thomas Mytton does not seem to have followed his father to the Inner Temple. His election, at an early age and without municipal experience, as senior Member for Shrewsbury he must have owed to his father, who had had the seat in the previous Parliament and on this occasion was a knight of the shire. In the circumstances Mytton might have been expected to forgo his wages,