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MOSTYN family of Talacre, Flints.

The Mostyns of Talacre descend from Peter ( Peyrs , Piers ) , son of Richard ap Hywel by his wife Catherine , daughter of Thomas Salusbury the elder , of Lleweni (for Peter and Richard ap Hywel see the article on the Mostyn family of Mostyn ). The baronetcy in this family was created in 1670 , the first baronet being Sir EDWARD MOSTYN . To this family belonged FRANCIS MOSTYN ( 1860 - 1939 ), fourth son of the 8th baronet , who became vicar apostolic of Wales in 1895 , bishop of Menevia in 1898 , and from 1921 until his death ( 25 Oct. 1939 ) was Roman Catholic archbishop of Cardiff .

Sources:

  • Brief account in History of the family of Mostyn of Mostyn , London, 1925 ;
  • longer accounts in Burke's … Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage , Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage , 1952 , Kelly's Handbook to the titled, landed and official classes etc.;
  • obituary notice of the archbishop in The Times , 26 Oct. 1939 .

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959