1624 - 1690
Mostyn, citizen of London, tallow chandler (1651). Boyd's Inhabitants has him as Roger Mustian. Col. under Charles I in the Civil War. active and zealous Royalist. Married 3 times. Re: Holywell OVER this spring is a chapel,* of the same date with the other building: a neat piece of gothic architecture; but in a very ruinous state. The east end is a pentagon, and had five windows with elegant tracery. The top arched, and crossed with neat slender ribs. It had been open to the body of the chapel; but the fine arch which formed the division, has been bricked up a great number of years ago. On one side of the body is an oblong recess, divided from it by three arches, supported by pillars; and within is a window impending over the well. Under the centre window must have stood the altar. The whole length of the chapel is fifty-two feet: the breadth is twenty. The re|cess is twenty-six feet long, and eight broad. The roof is neat wood-work. This had been a free chapel, in the gift of the bishop, with the reserve of a stipend to the chapter; but the rest of the offerings were to be expended on the chapel. In Richard III.'s time, the abbot and convent had from the crown ten marks yerely, for the sustentacione and salarie of a prieste, at the chapelle of St. Wynefride†. The chapel is the property of Daniel Leo, esquire, in right of his wife Laetitia, sister to the late John Davies, esquire, of Llanerch. THE following order, for putting the chapel over the well into possession of a clergyman of the church of Rome, Page 222 was addressed to Sir Roger Mostyn, baronet, by the queen of James II. Sir ROGER MOSTYN. IT having pleased the king, by his royall grant, to bestow upon me y• antient chappell adjoining to St. Winifride's well; these are to desire you to give present possession, in my name, of the said chappell, to Mr. Thomas Roberts, who will deliver this let|ter into y• hands. It being also my intention to have the place decently repaired, and put to a good use, I further desire, that you will affoard him your favour and protection, that he may not be disturbed in the performance thereof. You may rest assured, that what you do herein, according to my desire, shall be very kindly remembered by MAY ye 8th, 1687. WHITEHALL.
|Born: 1624||Baptised: |
|Died: Mostyn, , , Wales 4th Oct 1690 ||Buried: Whitford, Flintshire, , Wales 16th Oct 1690 |