Sir Thomas Myddelton, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Thomas Myddelton, 2nd Baronet (ca. 1651 – 5 February 1684) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1679 and 1681.

Myddelton was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Myddelton, 1st Baronet and his first wife Mary Cholmondley, daughter of Thomas Cholmondley of Vale Royal, Cheshire. He succeeded to the baronetcy of Chirke in the County of Denbigh on the early death of his father in 1664.[1] and inherited Chirk Castle on the death of his grandfather in 1666.

In 1679, Myddelton was elected MP for Denbighshire and sat until 1681.[2]

Myddelton married firstly Elizabeth Wilbraham, daughter of Sir Thomas Wilbraham and Elizabeth of Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Staffordshire. (She died in childbirth in 1675 aged 22. Myddelton sent to Weston for her portrait so that the sculptor, Bushell of Chester could make a monument to her. The monument is in Chirk churchyard but the portrait never came back to Weston and is still missing!) and secondly Charlotte Bridgeman, daughter of Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 1st Baronet. His only child was a daughter, Charlotte (1680–1731), who married Edward Rich, 6th Earl of Warwick. He was succeeded in the baronetcy and the Chirk estate by his younger brother Richard. [3]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Wynne
Member of Parliament for Denbighshire
1679–1681
Succeeded by
Sir John Trevor
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Myddelton
Baronet
(of Chirke)
1663–1684
Succeeded by
Richard Myddelton