Flint Boroughs

Single Member Borough

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

Right of Election:

in inhabitants paying scot and lot of the boroughs of Flint, Caergwrle, Caerwys, Overton, and Rhuddlan

Number of voters:

about 600


20 Apr. 1754Sir John Glynne
2 Apr. 1761Sir John Glynne
28 Mar. 1768Sir John Glynne
14 Oct. 1774Sir John Glynne
26 June 1777Watkin Williams vice Glynne, deceased
14 Sept. 1780Watkin Williams
5 Apr. 1784Watkin Williams

Main Article

The representation of these boroughs was controlled by the local squires. Sir John Glynne retained the seat without opposition until his death in 1777;1 and was succeeded by Watkin Williams, of an influential Flintshire family, whose father had represented the constituency 1742-7. Thomas Hanmer, son of Sir Walden Hanmer, issued an address in 1777 but did not stand; and there seems to have been no opposition to Williams in 1780 or 1784.

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. NLW, Glynne of Hawarden mss, 1, 4, 11, 13.