Denbigh Boroughs

Single Member Borough

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

Right of Election:

in the resident freemen of Denbigh, Ruthin, and Holt

Number of voters:

about 500


22 Apr. 1754Richard Myddelton
6 Apr. 1761Richard Myddelton
22 Mar. 1768Richard Myddelton
13 Oct. 1774Richard Myddelton
15 Sept. 1780Richard Myddelton
8 Apr. 1784Richard Myddelton
20 May 1788Richard Myddelton jun. vice Richard Myddelton, vacated his seat

Main Article

The dominant interest in the constituency, based on control of Denbigh and Ruthin, was in the Myddelton family of Chirk Castle; and throughout this period Richard Myddelton and his son represented the constituency unopposed.

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas