Single Member Borough
Available from Boydell and Brewer
Right of Election:
in inhabitants paying scot and lot of the boroughs of Flint, Caergwrle, Caerwys, Overton, and Rhuddlan
Number of voters:
|20 Apr. 1754||Sir John Glynne|
|2 Apr. 1761||Sir John Glynne|
|28 Mar. 1768||Sir John Glynne|
|14 Oct. 1774||Sir John Glynne|
|26 June 1777||Watkin Williams vice Glynne, deceased|
|14 Sept. 1780||Watkin Williams|
|5 Apr. 1784||Watkin Williams|
The representation of these boroughs was controlled by the local squires. Sir John Glynne retained the seat without opposition until his death in 1777;1 and was succeeded by Watkin Williams, of an influential Flintshire family, whose father had represented the constituency 1742-7. Thomas Hanmer, son of Sir Walden Hanmer, issued an address in 1777 but did not stand; and there seems to have been no opposition to Williams in 1780 or 1784.
Author: Peter D.G. Thomas
- 1. NLW, Glynne of Hawarden mss, 1, 4, 11, 13.