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MAJORITY OF THE HEIll OF LEES- WOOD. The rejoicings in commemoration of the coming of age of Thomas Wynne, eldest son of Thomas Wynne Eyton, Esq., of Tower, and who is the heir apparent to the Leeswood estates, now enjoyed by his venerable uncle, John Wynne Eyton, Esq., opened on Wednesday morning, at seven o'clock, by the merry peals of the Mold bells, followed by the numerous events detailed below. On an occasion like the present it will be interesting to many of our readers to quote a few particulars re- specting the ancient family of the Eyton's, and the man- sions and estates of Leeswood and Tower. An article published in 1820 on the subject of Mold Parish" notes that on the seuthern side of the vale, below the town, and not far from Tower, stands the two Leeswoods now the property of the Rev. Hope W. Eyton, vicar of the parish, he having some years ago purchased that which formerly belonged to Sir George Wynne, the great mine proprietor. Mr Pennant calls this a palatial mansion, and in its time it:had much of that appearance, but in the alterations it has of late years undergone, under the direction of the present occupier, J. Wynne Eyton, Esq., much of its pristine stateliness has been exchanged for the more tasteful characteristics of modem embellishment. The splendid gates in front of the house have frequently been objects of admiration. Mr Yorke gives the following account of the respectable family to whom these two estates belong:—The Eyton's of Coed Llai, or Leeswood, have their source from Cynrig. They are represented in the Rev. H. W. Eyton (Thomas W. Eyton, junior's grandfather), vicar of Mold. His ancestors, Gruffydd ab Nicholas ab Decins, married Margaret, daughter of an old Bosworth soldier, John ab Ellis Eyton, who lies buried at Rhiwa- bon although her husband was descended from Bled- dvn ab Cvnfvn. and the father from Tudor Trevor, she .,¡ called all her children after the name of Eyton, and all her sons John in affection to him also. Tower, the residence of Thomas Wynne Eyton, Esq., the father of the young gentleman who this day attains his majority, is a venerable mansion, parily of ancient and partly of modern date, consisting of a tall embattled tower, ad- joining what seems to be a mansion house of the time of Queen Anne. History relates that in the middle of the 15th century, there resided at the tower a noted maurauder, of the name of Rainallt ap Gruffydd, who was continually at warfare with the citizens of Chester, and the mayor of the city is said upon one occasion to hive committed the robber to gaol; the mayor, however, ajon afterwards coming to Mold fair, Reniallt took him prisoner, and hung him to a staple in the ceiling of the principal room of the tower. The Eyton's of Hope Hall and Leeswood are de- scended from Kindrick Efell, Lord of Esglwyseg, and son of Madog, Lord of Oswestry, and their coat of arms bore gulls on a bend argent, lion passant, sable. The following is the pedigree Lord of Eglwyseg descended from Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, who was Prince of Powys in 1064, from whom descended Llewyllyn, Kynric, IJr- werth & Griffith, who married E-. a, daughter of Dafydd ap Gronon, who married the daughter of Jenkin ap lor- werth, of Marton. Dicus, only son, married Malli, daughter of Iorweith ap G wilym ap Grono, whose son Nicolas, married Morfydd, daughter of Ienan ap Rhys Gethin; Griffith, their son married Margaret, daughter of John ap Ellis Eyton. (The name of Eyton was as- sumed in compliment to this lady. John, their son married Jane, daughter of John Lloyd of Yale, and had issue of one son, who on the authority of Mr Richard Llwyd, of Chester, is said to have married a daughter of David Jones of Halkyn, these dying without issue, their heirship passes to a John Eyton, who married Susan, daughter of Thomas Puleston, of Lightwood Hall, issue John Eyton, who married Dorothy, daughter of William Herbert, of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, issue two sens, John the eldest, married Dorothy, daughter of Robert Davies, of Gwysanney, Mold, widow of George Hope, of Hope, who died without issue. His brother, Thomas Eyton, of Trimley Hall, Hope, succeeded, who married Eliza, daughter of Sir Thomas Powell, of Horseley Hall and Birkenhead. His son, Thomas Eyton, succeeded, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Davies, of Gwysanney and Llanerch, they had issue, three children, one of whom was John, the grand- father of the present squire of Leeswood. He was suc- ceeded by Hope Wynne Eyton, vicar of Mold, who left eight children, the eldest of whom is John Wynne Eyton, Esq., who now lives at Leeswood, he married Jane Lloyd, of Swan hill, Shropshire. They have no issue, and his brother, Thomas Wynne Eyton, in 1846, married Catherine, fourth daughter of Sir Hill Waring, of Over Peover, county Chester, baronet, and has issue Thomas Wynne Eyton, who was born on the 28th Oct., 1847, and John Hope Wynne, Robert W. Wynne, and Charles William Wynne. The event of celebrating the majority of this young gentleman has long and anxiously been looked for by the gentry and inhabitants of the neighbourhood of Mold. A public meeting was fixed for the day when the key stone of the new Savings Bank building was placed, a working committee was formed, and a handsome sum was raised, some one hundred pounds or more being ex- pended. THE DECORATIONS. I The town from the Bailey-hill to the end of Wrexham. street, was gaily decorated with triumphal arihes of ever- greens, festoons, flags, and banners of various hues and sizes. A large number of gas jets in front of the arches and several establishments in the town were put up, but the night was unfavourable, and the attempt at illumination proved a failure. The following is a list of the most prominent decorations, taken in rotation, commencing with :—Mr Jones, Pendre House, who ex- hibited a neat fltg Mr Robert Williams, Ty-ucha, ever- green decerations, with gas jet T.W.E" Mr Pownall, White Lion, flag At corner of Dolphin Inn, triumphal arch, with suspension circle light and mottoe Mr John Jones, grocer, flag; Mrs Williams, Brown Cow Inn, flag; William Bill, Italian warehouse, flag Mr H. J. Jones, the new banner of the Prince Llewelyn Court of Foresters, fixed across High-street, from Mr E. Roberts, saddler, to Mr H. Richards Mr H. Richards and Mr Oliver Jones, feestoon of evergreens, with lanterns sus- pended; Mr Owen, ironmonger, flag; Mr Jones, Fea- thers Inn, flag and banners Mr Dalton, Bank, banner Mr Edwards, refreshment rooms, banners; Mr Dodd, flag; Mr G. Bellis, flags; Mr Davies, painter, flags and banners Mr D. Powell, flag; Mrs Roberts, Griffin, flag; Messrs J. Edwards and J. W. Jones, flags, stars, and Prince of Wales Feather Mr B. Powell, flags, Eyton Arms, gas get, Prince of Wales feather; Mr Davies, Cambrian House, flags; Mr Brentnall and Mr J. H. Jones, flags and mottoes; Messrs Kelly, Keene and Roper, flag; Mr E. Roberts, butcher, flag; opposite King's Head, a neat arch, with stars and mottoes Mr Wiggan, King's Head, festoon, flags and banners Mr J. Lloyd Jones, flag; Mr Wheldon, flags; Mr Jones, Beehive, flags and banners; Mr Cain Parry, banners and mottoes; Mr Dean, Black Lion Hotel, flags and stars; Dr Williams, gas jet V.R'; Mr L. Everrett and Mr Roberts, flags Messrs Pring and Price, festoon, with mottoe Peace, plenty, and prosperity to the houses of Leeswood and Tower; Mr John Lloyd and Mr Henry Roberts, flags; Mr Harper, Star Inn, Con- federate flag, from Florida Mr Dykins, banners, ever- greens and mottoes; at the Cross, a treble arch, with Brunswick stars and mottoes; Mr W. Turner and Mr E. Williams, mottoes Mr G. Jones and Mr Lehmann, banners Mr Corbett, stars and feathers Mr Holaroft, Mr E. Rowland, Mr Brentnall; and Mr Roberts, but- cher, flags and mottoes. Nearly every cottage in Wrex- ham-street exhibited varieties of flags, and Mr Joseph Eaton, Mr Hughes, Leeswood Arms, and Mr John Davies, flags, and Mr Superintendent Thomas, the Union Jack, with mottoes beautifully illuminated at night. Several flags also floated in New-street, Chester- street, and other places, and opposite Mr E. Hopwood's there was a star. The gas fittings were under the diree, tion el Mr W. Dykilks. MUSIC. ) The bands of the 1st Flintshire Volunteers, lead by Mr Luther Jones, and the band of the Royal Flintshire Militia, lead by Mr John Jones, discoursed sweet music daring the day. The principal works in the neighbour- hood, and tradesmen in the town having given half-day holiday, there was a large number of people in the town. On the hill sides in the direction of Leeswood, there were roara of cannon at intervals during the day. TREATS TO THE POOR AND SCHOOL CHILDREN. A large nnmber of tickets were delivered to poor people of the valne of 23 6d each, the value of which they were to get in groceries, provisions, or drapery. THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS Were beautifully decorated for the occasion. The mottos, including the family one of Heb Dduw, heb (lilim-Duw a digon," bore marks of delicate and care- ful hands, and the tables were neatly laid out with a plentiful supply of beef, mutton, plum pudding, &c. The children numbered 400. Mr Thomas Wynne Eyton, jun accompanied by Mr John Wynne Eyton, Mrs Eyton (Tower), and other members of the family, visited the school, and the Rev. Jenkin Davies proposed the young gentleman's health, hoping that he would follow in the footsteps of his venerable uncle, and among other acts of kindness he hoped he would pay the school an occasional visit. In responding to the toast Mr Thomas Wynne Eyton, jun., exhorted the children to good actions, that they might grow up to be good men and women, and useful and valuable mem- bers of society, He hoped that before another memor- able event in his life should take place to meet them there again on occasions of treats similar to that which they then enjoyed. (Cheers.) THE BRITISH SCHOOLS. The schools were decorated with a cart load of holly and other evergreens. The gas pendants were loaded with them, and an immense wreath drooped across the centre of the room. The following mottos were also placed on the walls: I Long Live the House of Lees- wood," Long live the Prince and Princess," and a large flag containing a very large royal crown on the top of it, and V.R." at the bottom. This flag was used, strange to say, on the Queen's coronation day, thirty-one years sgi. The dinner for the children consisted cf two rounds of beef, four roast legs of mutton, and about a dozen plum puddings. About 170 boys and girls were pre- sent, and after the dinner was over (which lasted from 1-30 to 2-30) three times three cheers were given for T. W. Eyton, Esq., jun., and three for the waiters. Many of the children spent the afternoon in singing in the boys' room instead of going to the sports. THE SPORTS. Donkey races, amateur foot races, a wheelbarrow race, a three-legged race, and climbing a greasy pole, took place on the cricket field. The most exciting races were the galloway and pony races: The Mont Alto Stakes, for ponies not exceeding 13 hands high. Winner, < £ 5: second,.Zl. Mr Dean's First Attempt. I I r Mr Turner's Willie 2 Mr Roberts's Fireaway 3 I First Attempt had run in a race before, and Willie I was declared the winner. I The Leeswood Handicap Race, by Galloways, not exceed- i iner 14 hands 2 inches. Winners, X-5; second, .£1. Mr S. Povah's Pill Box P. Oliver 1 Major Roper's Apricot.D. Roper 2 Mr T. Owens's Danger .B. Taylor 3 Apricot was disqualified, having run inside one of the I posts. Danger then took the second stake. BANQUET AT THE BLACK LION HOTEL. I At half-past five o'clock a sumptuous banquet took place in the Assembly Room, Lion Hotel, the bill of fare consisting of the most varied and sumptuous de- licacies, the spread being in every way worthy of the catering reputation of Mr and Mrs Dean. The chair was occupied by Phylip Bryan Davies Cooke, Esq., of Gwysanney, the vice-presidents being J. Scott Bankes, Esq., Cxptain Phillips and Dr. Hughes. In addition to John Wynne Eyton, Esq., Thomas W. Eyton, Esq., Rev. C. W. Eyton, Miss Eyton, end Thos. Wynne Eyton, Esq., jun, the guest of the evening, the following among others took tickets, most of whom were present :—Sir Stephen R. Glynne, Bart, Rev. Jenkin Davies, Mr W. B. Buddicum, Captain Cooke, Rev. W. Jones, Rhydymwyn; Mr Wm Jones, Pendre Mr Cain Parry, Mr J. Williams Jones, Mr L. Hartley, Mr T. T. Kelly, Mr John Corbett, Mr George Griffiths, Ty-newydd; Dr. Williams, Mr Joel Williams, Mr Robt. Williams, Mr Charles Davison, Mr Henry Roberts, Mr Hayes, Mr George Bellis, Mr W. W. Shand, Mr James Davidson, Mr Ashton, Mr Roberts, Hill Farm; Mr John Allen, Mr William Davies, Rev. H. E. Heaton, Mr John Roberts, Well House Mr A. T. Keene, Mr George Trevor Roper, Mr John Lloyd, Mr Benjamin Powell, Mr William Pring, Mr Griffiths, New-street; Mr John Jenkins, Mr Hampton, Mr J. Lacey, Mr E. P. Jones, Mr W. Turner, Mr Whitehall Dod, Mr Dal- ton, Mr Bowdage, Mr Davies, painter; Mr C. B. Clough, Mr Richard Roberts, St. Asaph; Mr J. D. Williams, Caerwys; Mr Oliver Jones, Mr Weaver, Mr Watson, Mr Gregg, Mr Bate, Kelsterton; Mr Thomas Hughes, Wrexham-street; Major Roper, Mr D. Roper, Mr H. Hughes, Hendy; Mr R.^Roberts, butcher Mr R. Blackburn, Dr. E. Parry, Axton Mr Thomas Parry, Halkin; Lieutenant Napier, Mr Williams, ironmonger Rev. J. E. Jones, Mr Brentnall; Captain Matthias, Mr Webster, Mr J. S. E. Morris, Mr Griffiths, Stansty Mr David Jones, Mr E. J. Davies, Holywell; Mr Weaver, Chester, and Mr Watson. After the removal of the cloth, The President proposed The health of the Queen and the toast of the Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the other members of the Royal family," and with reference to the latter sentiment observed that they, as Welshmen, could only wish that the Prince and Princess might, among their numerous engagements, find time enough to come and pay a visit to this country from which they first took their title. Beth toasts having been duly honoured, the President next proposed The Bishop and Clergy of the diocese, and ministers of other denominations," coupling with the toast the name of the worthy vicar. The Vicar responded, and said On several occasions we have rejoiced in Mold to have opportunities of shew- ing our regard and esteem for the various members of tne nouse 01 Leeswood, who have lived among us all their lives as friends and neighbours and never have we rejoiced more than on the present occasion, when we meet to celebrate the joyous event of the coming of age of the heir of that good old house. I can feel an especial interest in him, as I held him at the font of b iptism, and have watched his career from his infancy to manhood and from what I know of him I am con- vinced that he will continue the same course his father aad uncle have trod, and which he himself has already followed. Were he not present I should say something more about him about his courteous demeanour to all-about the fair hopes we all cherish of the future. I may, however, be permitted to say that he is as much respected in Oxford as he is here that his career in college has been most honourable; that he has passed at the earliest moment every examination due to him; and I trust that when he becomes a Bachelor of Arts ho may soon cease to be a bachelor in domestic matters, and may nnd a helpmeet suitable for him then, I trust, we shall have another celebration. Before sitting down, I beg to thank you all for the honour you have done the bishop and clergy of the diocese. We appreciate the compliment more highly as there are no firmer friends and greater benefactors of the church than the various members of the family of Wynne Eyton. Mr J. S. Bankes then rose, and said he was somewhat like Zaccheus of old rather short in stature, and as there was no tree for him to climb up, he would climb on Mr Dean's table. (Loud laughter in the midst of which Mr Bankes mounted the table.) The toast which had been entrusted to him was The Army, Navy, Militia, and Volunteers." He thought that at no h t that at no time the army had been held in higher estimation in this country than now. Some might think that after the years of peace a spirit of indolence would have come over the army, but witness the triumphant conquering of Magdala—look at the enduring patience and indomitable pluck our army had exhibited in over- coming every obstacle thrown in its way both by the enemy and nature itself. They were entitled to our admiration, because in the moment of victory they did not forget mercy—(applause)—not a life was needlessly sacrificed, not a drop of blood wantonly shed; and when the army came home its commander was raised to the title of a peer, and the non-commissioned officers and privates received the thanks of a grateful country, voted to them by the unanimous consent of both houses of parliament. The militia was the nursery of the army; many a clumsy fellow was brought from the plough and put into the militia, and by the wonderful aid of the drill-sergeant he became a fine fellow. Then having become smart, those young fellows tried the army they went to foreign parts, acquitted them- selves well, and came home the pride of their Country and let any young lady only be asked to share her weal or woe for life with any of them, and one was only too glad to do so. As to the volunteers, he believed if they were called into action they would do their duty. When he commanded the 1st Flintshire Volunteers they took two or three houses by storm—amongst others the hospitable house at Leeswood. They had no arms in their hands but knives and forks, and it was wonderful what execution they did amongst beef and mutton. (Laughter.) Mr Whitehall Dod responded for the army Capta^in Napier for the navy, Dr. Williams for the mHiS?' t m. T. Deau. for the volunteers. J Vice-President Dr. Hughes said the next toast on the list was entrusted to him, and he begged to propose The health of the Lord Lieutenant and the Magistrates of the county of Flint." He was sure the county should be greatly obliged to those gentlemen who under- took those duties. They were much indebted to the magistrates for the preservation of the peace of this country. That the magistrates of Flintshire had per- formed those duties well, no better argument or proof need be given than that for many years no appeal against any of their decisions has been successful. Mr J. S. Bankes responded. The Lord Lieutenant had desired him to say that he had a pressing engage- ment, otherwise he should have been there that night, as it WGuld have afforded him much pleasure to have been present to do honour to a house which so highly deserved it. On behalf of the magistrates he begged to return them his sincere thanks for the manner in which they had received the toast. That confidence was the only reward they looked for. He was aware that some of the magistrates talked about 11 justices' justice," but he believed England would rue the day when the power was taken from the magistrates and put into the hands of paid persons. He might mention what they could all do towards the repression of crime. In this town there were wealthy and influential tradesmen, and there were large numbers of poor people. Did they do any- thing for these poor people for their long winter even- ings ? Was there any plan for giving them some wholesome instruction as well as amusement ? Some of them would say that had been tried by the penny readings. The tradesmen did not support the penny readings, and therefore they could not be prosperous. I Let them put their shoulder to the wheel this winter, and by a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull altogether see if something could not be done. They were all labourers in a certain sense, and had all a duty to do. Let them see whether they could do it. He firmly believed there was much to be done in the way of instruction. He had heard it said, Mr Bankes is always kicking up a row abcu, something." (Laughter.) Well, he said there was no reading-room; there was a reading-room in King-street, but that was not for the working classes. A man went in there and found people shunning him, and out he bolted. What they wanted was a jolly good room, a jolly good fire, and a little tobacco, and somebody to hold out their hand to the working classes. Then he believed with the working classes they might do anything. Let them try and do something for the physical as well as the moral condition of the working classes, and them they would do some- thing for the repression of crime, in which he was most materially interested. Mr Henry C. Raikes, the Conservative candidate for Chester, in a judicious and pleasant speech proposed The health of the Members of the county of Flint and Flintshire boroughs." He said it would be an ill day in this country if toasts like this were omitted at festivals like the present, for it would show that the people had become so bitter and acrimonious amongst themselves that they could not join in drinking the toast of their member, and would show that the position of a member of parliament had become so lowered in the eyes of the country as not to receive that respect which he (Mr Raikes) was happy to think our members at present enjoyed. (Applause.) He felt, therefore, whatever might be their own predilections on political matters, they would all join in drinking the health of Sir John Hanmer and Lord R. Grosvenor.-The loss, was cordially received. The president next rose and said: As the members for the county and borough are not here to-night to respond, I rise to propose the toast of the evening. I am sorry it has not fallen into better hands than mine, but as it has been your good pleasure to wish me to do it I have the greatest pleasure in complying. I say the greatest pleasure, because I feel that the house of Leeswood and my own can trace the same Welsh origin, and that we have for centuries lived together on the most friendly terms-a friendship which I hope for many generations may continue. (Applause.) We all ka w and respect the worthy and venerable head of that house, and we all respect the good mother of our young friend (Mr T. W. Eyton). This day must be one of great pleasure to them because they have lived to see their son attain man's estate, and they must La e additional happiness in remembering that they have so brought him up that at Eton and Oxford where he was known he was beloved. (Applause.) I cannot flatter a man before his face, and therefore I must beg leave to say that the position in whicii a man is born is but an accident, and it remains for that man to make himself worthy of that position. (Hear, hear.) There are many instances in history of those who were born into a high position reducing themselves and becoming degraded, and there are on the other hand many casps where men born in low estate-like Burns the poet and Gibson the sculptor have attained a world-wide rumour. We all feel confidence in our friend that he will leave in his generation footprints for good in the sands of time. (Loud applause.) The toast was drunk with great enthusiasm. Mr T. W. Eyton rose to respond, and was received with great cheering. He said: Mr president, vice- presidents, and gentlemen, if on rising on the present occasion to return thanks for the manner in which you have drunk my health, I do not adequately accomplish it, you must excuse me as it is the first time I find myself upon my legs before so large an assemblage as the present. I must confess that upon such occasions one's ideas are about to take to themselves wings and fly away. A very respected friend of mine said he would not expect more than half an hour's speech. Most gentlemen will be thankful when I tell them I am incapable of such an oratorical feat, and I must leave it to those gentlemen around:me who are more capable of performing it. Really all day long I have not known whether I stood upon my heels or my head. (Laughter.) On coming into Mold this morning, what between arches and decorations it really gave one the idea that I was the Abyssinian hero or something of that sort, instead of being an undeserving young man who has accomplished the stupendous feat of arriving at his 21st birth day. I am really grateful to you for the manner in which you have drunk my health and for the reception you have given me. I cannot but feel that I have done nothing at present to deserve these honours, and that it is to my family, to those who have preceded me, and to those at present holding the possession, that t I owe the very great compliments I have received. I hope in the few words I have said I have succeeded in conveying some faint idea of my thanks for the manner in which you have drunk my health and the reception I have met with this day. (Great applause.) Vice-president Dr. Hughes proposed the health of Mr and Mrs T. W. Eyton. Mr T. W. Eyton responded and thanked the company for the kind welcome they had given his son on the occasion of his coming of age. The family had lived amongst them for many generations, and he would never forget the scenes he had witnessed that day which were so gratifying to them all. He hoped his son would never forget that this was his own, his native land, and he was sure after this generation had passed away his son would follow the example of his uncle (a voice: "And his father," applause.) And live amongst them a comfort and blessing to the poor. (Applause.) Vice-president Capt. Philips proposed the health of Mr W. Eyton," whom he described as the Squire of Leeswoo(l, "-(applause) -which was duly responded to by Mr W. Eyton. The Health of the President" was proposed by Mr T. W. Eyton, junr., and duly honoured. ihe President in responding, referred to the remarks of Mr Bankes about entertainment and instruction, and said the day was not far distant when everybody in England would be thoroughly well educated. He feared we did not hold that position in the world which we ought. He had been told that Prussia and other coun- tries excelled us in education. He hoped that would be rectified, and he thought when that was done it would tend to lessen strikes and disagreements between mas- ters and their servants, because they would then better understand each other. The toasts of 1* the Vice President," the Secretary, and the Committees and Sab-committees ef Manage- ment, with thanks to them for their services," the Rev. Charles W. Eyton," having been duly honoured, Capt. Cooke proposed the « Town and Trade of :~old, which was responded to by Mr Jones, iron- monger. T^6!JriCltUral 311(1 MininS Interest" was pro- 1T ir Bankes, and responded to by Mr Joel Williams. The Chairman proposed the Health of Mr Raikes, 11 who responded. The Ladies" was proposed by Mr T. W. Eyton, junr., the Rev. Mr James responding. The Press, and the Host and Hostess were also pro- JNIIY 2 ^°° ^,ND the company broke up at an early hour. I t AT THE KING'S HEAD INN. I A A ,-L I ?uu BII o CIOCK a company of some seventy nmnn, ?emb? lea ? at Mrs Wiggan's, the King's Head Inn where a very excellent ?erwas placed on tasteful !taaid clotthhs?. The room was also tastefully decorateld with evergreens and rosettes, the Leeswood family arm and motto, Heb Dduw, heb ddim-Duw a difot n forming prominent features in the decorations. ? is but just to state that the repast was in every way worthy Head C gained by the hostess of th?n? of fbl v f all that could be desired, the Scommffoorrt t of the guests being well and punctually attended to. ? In ? the absence of Mr John Jones who was A absent, the chair was taken byMrAJ TWM ?16 vice-chair by Mr James Hughes Jones. Th& foNowmg among others were present Dr Davies, Messrs. J. Pryor, Higgins, Westbrooke, J. Andrews (builder), Edward Rowland, Edward Lloyd (plumber), W. Dykins, W. Evans (chemist), R. W. Jones (auctioneer), Williams (Dolfechles), Dod, Jonathan Hughes, E. Hamblin, D. Williams (Broncoed), Isaac Aydon, W. Williams (mason), Taylor (Caia), D. Powell, E. Wheldon, D. Davies (Roper's Arms), Edwards (carrier), &c., &c. The cloth having been removed, the President pro- posed in succession the Queen," "Prince and Prince88 of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family," with the other loyal toasts. God Bless the Prince of Wales" was played by the band, which was followed by the song, Help one Another," by a member of the band. The President said, in introducing the toast of the evening he regretted the absence of the president, Mr Jones, who would have done it more justice than he (Mr Brereton) could do. Bnt as he had been so sud- denly called upon to occupy that position, he would do the best he could under the circumstances. He was not able to speak of the merits of the young gentleman whom they had assembled to do honour to, as he was not acquainted with him. The family with whom that young gentleman was connected was no ordinary family, and therefore in that respect he was no ordinary in- dividual. He (the president) hoped he would be found to merit the hitfh respect in which the family of Lees- wood were held by them, and that he would see many years to enjoy the possession he was entitled to. He also hoped that before many years they would have the pleasure to meet again in that room to celebrate the yomg gentleman's wedding—that he would soon meet with a family equal in position and other respects to himself, and then again an interesting event generally followed a marriage, that, however, did not mean the celebration of a coming of age, but that of a birth. (Laughter.) He (the president) was getting old, still he hoped to live to see the day when he could join in celebrating the majority of another heir of Leeswood. (Cheers.) He bad much pleasure in proposing the health of Thomas Wynne Eyton, Esq., jun., which he trusted they would drink in a full bumper. (Drank with three times and musical honours. Song by Mr Henry Jones Sweet Mountain Rose." The health of Mr and Mrs Thomas Eyton, of Tower, was next honoured, which was proposed by the chairman. Mr Pryor then proposed the health of the Presi- dent," whom he spoke of in eulogistic tarms, which wag followed by a song by Dr. Davies, Mrs Jones's Musical party." The Chairman having acknowledged the toast, Mr Edward Lloyd (plumber) proposed the health of John Wynne Eyton, Esq." who was one of the good old sort," and he hoped the young gentleman whom they honoured would merit the same respect as the old gentleman. March of the Men of Harlech," by the band. The health of "the Vice-President" having been pro- posed and responded to, a song by Mr Henry Jones God bless our Sailor Prince," suceeeded, and the Chairman then gave the Town and Trade of Mold," coupling with it the name of Mr John Pryor, who, in responding, said that as a rule, the tradesmen of Mold had confidence in one another, and that it was generally admitted by commercial gentlemen, that if they took orders in Mold they were satisfied that they would be paid. The Agricultural Interest," proposed by Mr Poyser, was responded to Mr Hargreaves, and several other toasts were honoured, including the healths of Mr Higginson, Mr Westbrooke, Mr J. Scott Bankes, and thanks to him for his exertions with the races and sports. The company broke up about half-past nine o'clock. OTHER AMUSEMENTS. Later on in the evening a crowd of persons assembled on the Bailey Hill, many of whom danced to the strains of the Volunteer band. Others visited the gipsey tents for a dance with the dark eyed Eyptians and to be told their destinies in the world. In commeration of the event a very handsome arch, with appropriate mottos, was erected under the superin- tendence of Mrs E. Price, housekeeper, over the en- trance gate in front of Bryn-yr-haul, the residence of Miss Eyton. The school children of Leeswood National School were regaled on Wednesday with a substantional dinner and a similar treat was enjoyed by the scholars of Gwernafield School on Thursday. THE POETS ON THE OCCASION. Awake, my muse, 'midst customs old Assume thy strain of song When honour, feast, and age combine, Thy notes of mirth prolong. All hail to thee of Cambria's race! Branch of ancestral blood Renowned amongst us for good deeds, And for great names as good. To-day we rank thee among men Cease then thy boyish fun To-day we celebrate thy birth, And crown thee twenty-one. Yet may thy course be of one stamp: In future act the man- A hero bold in actions brave, Thy course before thee plan. Innocence guard with shield of love; Avoid the cannon's roar, But never fear, thy sword unsheath When foes approach our shore. Let patriots' feelings guide thy heart; Remove not landmarks old; Thy country's institutions guard Corrupt not men with gold. O steer thy course 'midst party strife, Ambition not thy aim. Redress the wrong, support the right, Amongst thy nation's claim. Be thou for peace and not for war, Should England pay thee court; But if true peace, on steadfast grounds Old England's arms support. Remain not blindfold at the helm, Thy right hand guide the latch; On both sides look, before thee scan Astern, from pirates, watch. May every blessing fill thy cup, That joy thy bosom give, A help-mate worthy of thy hand, To teach thee how to live. Love thine own country with thy life As Tower that storms have stood, In all thy actions, young or old, Uphold the fame of Leeswood. Ar y Don Glan lleddtvdod Mwyn." _.3- aunwn ar ganlaa. mwyn melus a mad, Cyduned a seinied holl glychau ein gwlad, A chaned yn llafar fwyn adar y coed Eu mawl i'r aer ieuangc sy'n dyfod i'w oed Un mlynedd ar hugain, deallwch i gyd, I heddyw y ganwyd y gwr hwn i'r byd; Bydd cof am y diwrnod tra hynod o hyd. Byrdwn. Mae'n fruint i Duwysog mawr enwog ei fri Gael dangos dymuniad ar ganiad yn ffri, Hir oes ar y ddaear i'n "Young Squire" ni. Boed yr Etifedd'aeth yn fendith ddidrai I landeg Etifedd, anrhydedd Coedllai, Ac hefyd yn fendith i'r hen Wyddgrug dre'; Fel scren wen siriol ddisglaeriol bo fe, Yn gwasgar goleuni, daioni yn Ilon Da rasol Foneddwr a fydd o ger bron Holl werin a bonedd yr ardal fwyn hon. M,ie'n fraint, &c. 0 bydded magnelau goroau Sir Fflint, Oil heddyw mewn gorehwyl yn rhuo trwy'r gwyu t, Fel twrw taranau, mewn dyffryn a dol, 0 bareh i'r Boneddwr sef Aer Leeswood Hall. Aer hynod, godidog, cyffoethog yw ef, Yn siriol cydunwn a chodwj ein lief, Ar ben y gwr tirion boed bendith y nef." Mae'n fraint, &c. I PRIXCE POST PRTDAIN.

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