Saturday 20th November 2021 – ‘Mytton of Halston’ Our first talk in this year’s winter programme is on Saturday 20th November 2021 and is by Nigel Hinton on the subject of ‘Mytton of Halston’. Myttons have been established in Shropshire for centuries. Family members have provided the Shrewsbury Drapers Company with masters; the towns of Shrewsbury and Oswestry with bailiffs and mayors; the counties of Shropshire and Merioneth with high sheriffs and Parliament with members for Shrewsbury and Shropshire. The family built a property empire by hard work and marriage settlements and acquired Halston after the Reformation. This talk is based on recent research for a new book and will briefly set out elements of some of nineteen generations of Mytton, their families and some of their well-known and lesser-known contributions to the history of Shropshire.
2.30pm, The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB