Thomas Myddelton

Thomas Myddelton

Thomas Myddelton, (1550-1631) was the fourth son of Richard Myddelton, Governor of Denbigh, and Jane Dryhurst.

As a youth, he was apprenticed to a grocer in London, and made his fortune in trade. He divided his time between London and Wales, and purchased Chirk Castle in 1595 for £5,000.He was a member of the Grocers' Company, a member of Parliament and a founder member of the East India Company and Lord Mayor of London in 1613. His brother, Sir Hugh Myddleton, was instrumental in the creation of the New River which supplied London with fresh water from 1613.Fact|date=December 2007

He was the father of Thomas Myddelton of Chirk Castle. His younger son, Timothy, inherited his estates in Essex.Fact|date=December 2007

Along with Rowland Heylyn, Myddelton financed the publication of a Welsh language Bible suitable for everyday use.Fact|date=December 2007


* [ Welsh Biography Online]

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