Diary

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Of Thomas Griffith of Rhual.

Includes reference to "first meeting of our Club at the Red Lyon in Mold when the following persons subscribed to the Articles. Mr John Wynne of Tower, Coz. John Lloyd junior of Pentrehobin [Pentrobin], Mr. John Wynne of Leeswood, Mr. Benj. Conway of Souchton [Soughton], Mr. Hugh Lloyd, Vicar of Mold, Mr. Hugh Jones, Rector of Llanverras [Llanferres] and myself. I was appointed Stewart for the first Month..." (24 Jan), medical recipes, gift of a large silver decanter from Mrs. K. Lloyd of Souchton, his advice and prescriptions to various sick persons with amount of fees received, Mr. Wynne of Tower succeeding to Stewardship of Club, reference to "Mr. Coitmore's mother, an old woman of 100 yrs age, perfect in all her senses", death of Owen Coitmore of Plas Onn as a result of falling asleep from his horse and being smothered, attendance at a meeting in Holywell for selection of candidates for ensuing election when Sir Roger Mostyn and Mr. George Wynne were declared for the County and Boroughs on one side and Mr. Puleston of Emral and Lloyd of Leprog on the other, "Tom Whitley of Aston drew his sword upon Mostyn of Maesmynnen" ..., attended a play in Holywell, canvassing votes for Sir Roger Mostyn, plans for celebrating the coronation at Mold, ball at Mr. George Wynne's large new house in Mold, entry of his brother (Nehemiah) to his Club in Mold, visit to Assembly Rooms at Chester, list of all the bishops, visit to Chester Races, and to a play where "Jack Lloyd found a young fellow among the actors as he knew at Oxford where he had taken his Bachelors Degree but upon a quarrel with his father took to this scandalous life and maryed one of the players...", "April 23 My Becker came from Chester with my Arms engraved - Mr. Wynne sent with it a hansom gilt tumbler with a motto Peace and good Neighbourhood cut on the side. April 28 I found two other gilt Tumblers with my Crest sent me by Mrs. Ann Wynn.", attendance at the poll in Flint "Thursday Augt. 31st the Poll was closed at Flint and stood thus:

George Wynne Esq. 675

Salusbury Lloyd Esq. 313

Notwithstanding which vast Majority one of the Bailiffs influenced by promises and Threats of the Party had the impudence to return Mr. Lloyd as duly elected and the other returned Mr. Wynne - The pretence was that Mr. Lloyd had a Majority of Resident Burgesses but even that was false being out poll'd in them some scores...", "July 3 Received a very hansom present of a Punch spoon from Mr. Wynne of Tower,...Novbr 4th. Mr. George Wynne gave me a very pretty Diamond Pencil...", memo. that the constables of Leeswood when searching for guns could find none but at Robert Ellis's.

[NLW ref.533].

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