Europe, British Isles, North East Wales, Denbighshire, Chirk Castle [Map]

Chirk Castle is in Chirk, Welsh Castles and Towns of Edward I.

After 1336 John de Mortimer 3rd Baron Mortimer of Chirk died. Baron Mortimer of Chirk abeyant presumably. He had surrendered his claim to Chirk Castle [Map] in 1359 and lived in obscurity thereafter.

In 1595 Thomas Myddelton of Chirk (age 45) purchased Chirk Castle [Map] for £5000.

On 12 Aug 1631 Thomas Myddelton of Chirk (age 81) died. Thomas Myddelton of Chirk Castle (age 45) inherited Chirk Castle [Map].

Archaeologia Cambrensis 1820 Page 464. Sept. 21. "The King (age 44) passed through Mountgomeryshyre, and lay that night at Llan Fyllin. The next day, the 22d Sept., the King (age 44) marched from Llan Fyllin by Brithdir, where he dined? and gave proclamation among his souldiers, that they should not plunder any thing in Denbyshire, and thence through Mochnant to Cevn hir Fynydd, and so along the tops of the mountains to Chirk Castle [Map]. The rest of the forces marched to Llan-Silin. The next day after, being Tuesday, the King advanced towards Chester.

Battle of Rowton Heath aka Moor

Archaeologia Cambrensis 1820 Page 464. Sept. 24. "Being Wednesday, the King's forces were routed by the Parlm army in a place called Rowton Moor.

"From Chester the King retreated to Denbigh Castle, and, having layed there two or three nights, retourned to Chirk Castle [Map]. The next morning, viz. 29th, he advanced from thence with his army through Llan-Silin, and quartered that night in Halchdyn1 and so passed through Mountgomeryshyre towards Ludlow.

Note 1. Halchdyn is in Deuddwr, between the rivers Havren and Vyrnwy, aad near Llandrinio. The name of the place has been anglicised into Haughton.

In Mar 1795 Richard Myddelton (age 69) died. His son Richard Myddelton (age 31) inherited Chirk Castle [Map].

On 20 Dec 1796 Richard Myddelton (age 32) died unmarried. His sister Charlotte Myddelton (age 26) and her husband Robert Myddelton-Biddulph (age 35) inherited Chirk Castle [Map].

On 24 Dec 1801 Robert Myddelton-Biddulph (age 40) and Charlotte Myddelton (age 31) were married. She the heiress of her father Richard Myddelton and brother Richard Myddelton by which she and her husband inherited Chirk Castle [Map].

On 19 Aug 1843 Charlotte Myddelton (age 73) died. Her son Colonel Robert Myddelton-Biddulph (age 38) inherted Chirk Castle [Map].

After 19 Aug 1843. St Mary's Church, Chirk [Map]. Monument to Charlotte Myddelton (deceased). She the last remaining member of the Myddelton family who married Robert Myddelton-Biddulph by which Chirk Castle [Map] came into the possession of the Biddulph family who adopted the surname Myddelton-Biddulph.

Robert Myddelton-Biddulph: In Mar 1761 he was born. On 20 Dec 1796 Richard Myddelton died unmarried. His sister Charlotte Myddelton and her husband Robert Myddelton-Biddulph inherited Chirk Castle. On 24 Dec 1801 he and Charlotte Myddelton were married. She the heiress of her father Richard Myddelton and brother Richard Myddelton by which she and her husband inherited Chirk Castle. On 30 Aug 1814 he died.

On 21 Mar 1872 Colonel Robert Myddelton-Biddulph (age 66) died. Richard Myddelton-Biddulph (age 35) inherited Chirk Castle [Map].

The Welsh Castles and Towns of Edward I comprise a number of castles, some with associated planned towns, commissioned as a means of containing the Welsh. They included, from east to west, Flint Castle [Map], Rhuddlan, Conwy Castle [Map], Beaumaris Castle [Map], Caernarfon Castle [Map], Harlech Castle [Map] and Aberystwyth Castle [Map]. Those not on the coast include Chirk Castle [Map], Denbigh Castle and Town Walls and Builth Castle [Map]. Arguably, Holt Castle [Map] and Criccieth Castle [Map] should be included.