MYDDELTON, Sir Richard, 3rd Bt. (1655-1716), of Chirk Castle, Denb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1685 - 9 Apr. 1716

Family and Education

b. 23 Mar. 1655, 4th s. of Sir Thomas Myddelton, 1st Bt., M.P., by his 1st w. Mary, da. of Thomas Cholmondeley of Vale Royal, Cheshire. educ. B.N.C. Oxf. 1670. m. 19 Apr. 1686, Frances, da. and coh. of Sir Thomas Whitmore of Buildwas, Salop, wid. of William Whitmore of Hackney, Mdx., 1s. 2da. suc. e. bro. Sir Thomas Myddelton, 2nd Bt., 5 Feb. 1684.

Offices Held

Recorder, Denbigh and custos. rot. Denb. 1684-d.; sheriff, Denb. 1688.


Sir Richard Myddelton considerably increased the Chirk Castle estates, marrying a Shropshire heiress and buying the lordship of Ruthin. A moderate Tory, who did not oppose the Hanoverian succession, he died 9 Apr. 1716.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas