Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameSir Roger MOSTYN , 16398
Birth1567
Death1642
FatherSir Thomas MOSTYN Kt , 7042 (1535-1618)
MotherUrsula GOODMAN , 14429
Spouses
ChildrenThomas , 16401 (1598-1641)
 Richard , 16403 (-1627)
 William , 16402
Notes for Sir Roger MOSTYN
Second Son.

Educated at Oxford (matriculated from Brasenose College 8 May 1584) and Lincoln's Inn (1588).

He was sheriff of Anglesey, 1589-90, Flintshire, 1608-9, 1626-7, Member of Parliament for Flintshire, 1621-2, and was knighted 23 May 1606. Sir Roger married, 1596/7, Mary (1581 - 1653), eldest daughter of Sir John Wynn of Gwydir.

He, therefore, figures somewhat prominently in the Calendar of Wynn Papers — see, e.g., the part which he played in the controversy between his father-in-law and bishop William Morgan, the translator of the Bible into Welsh, over the Llanrwst leases.

He appears also to have been the most prominent of the deputy-lieutenants of Flintshire and served in that office at a time when frequent requests and orders came to that county from the Lord President of the Marches.

From Wikipedia

Sir Roger Mostyn (1567 – 18 August 1642) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1622.

Mostyn was the eldest surviving son of Sir Thomas Mostyn of Mostyn. His father was MP for Flintshire in 1577. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, on 8 May 1584, aged 16, and was admitted at Lincoln's Inn in 1588. He was knighted on 23 May 1606 and succeeded his father on 21 February 1618.

He was appointed to sit as a Justice of the Peace for Flintshire from 1601 to his death and for Caernarvonshire from 1621 to his death. He was High Sheriff of Flintshire for 1608–09.

In 1602 purchased a 13-year lease of Mostyn Colliery for £70 and immediately began a programme of expansion.[2] He was knighted on 23 May 1606.[1] By 1616 he had three pits on the colliery site and by 1619 the colliery was worth in the region of £700 annually to the Mostyn family, which suggests a fairly substantial output.

In 1621, Mostyn was elected Member of Parliament for Flintshire.

Mostyn died at the age of 75 and was buried at Whiteford.[1] He had married Mary, the daughter of Sir John Wynn, 1st Baronet of Gwydir, Llanrwst, Caernarvonshire and had 6 sons and 2 daughters. He was the grandfather of Sir Roger Mostyn, 1st Baronet.
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