Carmarthen Boroughs

County

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Elections

DateCandidate
1542GRUFFYDD WILLIAMS
1545GRUFFYDD WILLIAMS
1547THOMAS PHAER 1
1553 (Mar.)WILLIAM PARRY
1553 (Oct.)GRUFFYDD HYGONS
1554 (Apr.)WILLIAM AUBREY II
1554 (Nov.)JOHN PARRY
1555WILLIAM WIGHTMAN
1558JOHN VAUGHAN II

Main Article

The status of Carmarthen, as the administrative centre for South Wales was confirmed at the Union. The Norman borough of New Carmarthen, with charters dating from the 13th century and administered by a mayor, lay beside the royal castle. The original settlement known as Old Carmarthen, with the parish church of St. Peter, belonged to the priory of St. John until the Dissoluti