EYTON, Thomas (?1682-1757), of Lower Leeswood, Flints.
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Family and Education
b. ?1682, s. of Thomas Eyton of Trimley, Flints. by Elizabeth, da. of Sir Thomas Powell, 2nd Bt., of Horsley, Denb. and Birkenhead, Cheshire. educ. Jesus, Oxf. 29 Oct. 1700, aged 18. m. 1707, Elizabeth, da. of Robert Davies of Gwyrsaney and Llanerch, Denb., 2s. 1da. suc. fa. to Trimley and uncle John Eyton to Lower Leeswood.
Sheriff, Flints. 1711-12.
Eyton, the head of a prominent Flintshire family, was a fellow member with Sir Watkin Williams Wynn of the Jacobite Cycle of the White Rose. His name was sent to the Pretender in 1721 as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.1 Returned for Flint without opposition at a by-election on the death of Sir John Conway in 1721, he was re-elected after a contest in 1722. He did not stand again, but continued to support Wynn’s political activities in North Wales. He died in 1757.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Peter D.G. Thomas
- 1. NLW, 14941 C; Flints. Hist. Soc. Publ. ix. 15; Stuart mss 65/16.