c. 1690 - 1746
Mostyn, of Talacre. "AN antient smelting-work stood in my memory on the site of the old cotton-mill, and part of the garden. They were erected before the year 1733, by lease from Roger Pennant, esq of Bagillt. I do not recollect the names of the lessees, but the com|pany was known by that of Madam Kaye and Co. The smoke did such injury to the fine woods belonging to Sir George Mostyn, of Trelacre, bart. as to occasion many law-suits between Sir George and the company; so that there ensued a total cessation of the smelting-trade in these works. Whether the suit came to a decision, does not appear. The suit must have commenced before March 26th, 1733, from which day all proceedings, which used before to be in Latin, were to be carried on in the Eng|lish tongue. Just before that period poor Sir George suffered a nonsuit, for using the word propŠe instead of juxta; and was foiled a second time, by using in the proceeding the title of Sir George Mostyn, instead of George Mostyn, esq his elder brother being liv|ing, and at that time an ecclesiastic in the church of Rome: and it is said that he suffered a third repulse, by stating that the works were in the township of Greenfield, instead of Holywell, or vice versa."
|Born: c. 1690||Baptised: |
|Died: 30th Sep 1746||Buried: |