John Glynne was succeeded by his son Sir WILLIAM GLYNNE (d. 1689 ), who, on 21 May 1666 , at the general distribution of honours after the Restoration , was made a baronet . Educated at Jesus College , Oxford , he took his degree on 25 March 1656 . In Jan. 1658 he was elected to represent Caernarvon in Richard Cromwell 's Parliament . He was sheriff of Flintshire in 1673 , and inherited the Hawarden estate on his father's death. He m. Penelope Anderson . Their son, Sir WILLIAM GLYNNE ( 1662 - 1721 ), 2nd baronet , succeeded to the title and family estates. He too was educated at Oxford , which constituency he represented in Parliament in 1698 . He was made a D.C.L. of Oxford in April 1706 . On 5 July 1688 he m. at S. Giles-in-the-Fields , Mary , daughter of Sir Edward Evelyn of Long Ditton . Their only son, WILLIAM GLYNNE ( 1689 - 1719 ) was an M.A. (Oxford) , and Fellow of All Souls . Sir William d. in 1721 and was succeeded by his brother Sir STEPHEN GLYNNE (d. 1729 ), 3rd baronet , who m. Sophia , sister of lady Mary Glynne . In April 1729 he died, and was followed in July by his eldest son and successor Sir STEPHEN GLYNNE (d. 1729 ), 4th baronet . The title and estates now fell to the second son, Sir WILLIAM GLYNNE ( 1709 - 1730 ), 5th baronet , who d. unmarried, at Aix-la-Chapelle , one month after attaining his majority, and was succeeded by his brother Sir JOHN GLYNNE ( 1713 - 1777 ), 6th baronet , who matriculated from Queen's College , Oxford , 13 Nov. 1730 , and was made D.C.L. , 7 July 1763 . He is reputed to have spent £35,000 in his unsuccessful election contest with Sir George Wynne for the borough of Flint in 1734 , but later served as M.P. for Flintshire , 1741-7 , and for Flint , 1753-77 . He was sheriff of Flintshire in 1751 . His marriage to Honora Conway (see under Ravenscroft ), daughter and heiress of Henry Conway of Broadlane House , almost doubled the Hawarden estate . In 1752 he built the residential castle of Hawarden which was extended in 1809 . His wife d. in 1769 , and on 27 March 1772 he m. Augusta Beaumont . Sir John d. suddenly on 1 July 1777 , and was succeeded by his third son Sir STEPHEN GLYNNE ( 1744 - 1780 ), 7th baronet , who was born 12 May 1744 . Educated at Queen's College , Oxford , he entered holy orders, and became rector of Hawarden . In 1779 he m. Mary , daughter of Richard Bennett of Farmcott, Salop . On 1 April following he ruptured a blood-vessel while hunting , and d. immediately. His only child, Sir STEPHEN RICHARD GLYNNE ( 1780 - 1815 ), 8th baronet , was b. a month after his father's death. Educated at Eton and Christ Church , Oxford , he became a keen agriculturist and an amateur architect . In 1806 he m. at S. George 's, Hanover Square , Mary , second daughter of Richard , lord Braybrooke . He d. suddenly at Nice , 5 March 1815 , and was succeeded by his son Sir STEPHEN RICHARD GLYNNE ( 1807 - 1874 ), 9th baronet . He was educated at Eton and Christ Church , Oxford ( B.A. 1828 , M.A. 1831 ), at both of which places he knew W. E. Gladstone , who m. Catherine , Sir Stephen 's sister, on 25 July 1839 . He represented Flint as a Liberal , 1832-7 , and Flintshire for the next ten years, and was lord lieutenant of Flintshire for many years. He travelled extensively on the continent. Sir Stephen 's greatest hobby was the inspection of old churches , and he is reputed to have compiled notes on 5,530 churches in Britain alone. A fine scholar , he had a remarkable memory, and was generally liked for his singular refinement. He d. suddenly while on a visit to London , 17 June 1874 ; as he was unmarried the title became extinct. The estates went by arrangement to William Henry , eldest son of W. E. Gladstone .
Dr David Jenkins, C.B.E., M.A., D.Litt., (1912-2002), Penrhyn-coch, Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959