Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameSir Thomas MOSTYN 4th Bt, 7041
MotherEssex FINCH , 16380
FatherRobert WESTERN , 16383
ChildrenRoger , 7044 (1734-1796)
 Anne , 16410
Notes for Sir Thomas MOSTYN 4th Bt
Mostyn was the eldest son of Sir Roger Mostyn, 3rd Baronet, of Mostyn and Leighton, and his wife Essex Finch daughter of Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham.[1] He was educated at Westminster School in 1716 and matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 13 October 1720, aged 16.[2] He travelled extensively in Europe from October 1723 until May 1728.

His main interest was literature and he collected books and manuscripts. He married Sarah Western, daughter. of Robert Western of St Peters Cornhill,London and Rivenhall Essex in about 1733.


Mostyn was a Hanoverian Tory, and in 1727 forced the Jacobite sheriff of Flintshire to proclaim George II. He took a leading part in local Tory preparations for the 1734 British general election and was returned as Member of Parliament for Flintshire in succession to his father. He voted consistently against the Administration.

He succeeded his father to the baronetcy on 8 May 1739. At the 1741 British general election he stood down by agreement, and declined ithe invitation to stand for Flint Boroughs after the heavy cost of the previous election there, which had cost him over £2,000. At the 1747 British general election, he was returned for Flintshire He was returned unopposed again for Flintshire at the 1754 British general election.

Death and legacy

Mostyn died on 24 March 1758 leaving four sons and five daughters. His wife Sarah survived to 1783. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Roger.[1] His daughter Anne, became the second wife of Thomas Pennant, the naturalist and traveller in 1777.

From Biography Wales Online

Son of the 3rd baronet and lady Essex Finch, was, like his grandfather, much devoted to literature. Before his marriage to Sarah, daughter of Robert Western, London, he had travelled extensively in Europe, being away from October 1723 until May 1728. By his wife he had four sons and five daughters; one of the daughters, Anne, became (in 1777) the wife of Thomas Pennant, the naturalist and traveller. He was returned to Parliament for Flintshire in 1734, 1747, and 1754. He collected books and MSS. He died 24 March 1758.
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