Richard Mytton

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Richard Mytton (1500/1501 - 1591) was an English politician.


Mytton was the son of William Mytton of Shrewsbury. The Myttons were an influential family in the locality. His father died in 1513, when Richard Mytton was twelve or thirteen years old. It is thought he became a ward of the 10th Earl of Arundel. He was a member of the Inner Temple.

He was Member of Parliament for Devizes in 1529; Shropshire in 1539, 1545, March 1553, October 1553 and November 1554; and MP for Shrewsbury in 1542 and April 1554. He was appointed High Sheriff of Shropshire for 1543-44 and 1559–60 and High Sheriff of Merionethshire for 1546-47 and 1553-54.

He lived to 90 years of age, outliving his eldest son and grandson, and was succeeded by his great-grandson, Richard. His uncle, Adam Mytton, was also an MP for Shrewsbury.[1]