Pembrokeshire

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
1542THOMAS JONES
1545JOHN WOGAN
1547(SIR) THOMAS JONES
1553 (Mar.)(not known)
1553 (Oct.)(SIR) JOHN WOGAN
1554 (Apr.)ARNOLD BUTLER
1554 (Nov.)ARNOLD BUTLER
1555?RICHARD CORNWALL 1
1558THOMAS CATHERN

Main Article

Pembrokeshire was a poor, sparsely populated county, largely dependent on farming and coastal trading. In the absence of much timber its inhabitants used sea-coal for fuel, shipping some as far afield as Bristol and Cork. After its settlement under the Norman kings, the county with an earl of its own had resisted the efforts of successive Welsh princes to reconquer it and had preserved its English character. On the death of Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford, in 1495 the earldom of Pembroke passed to the crown and its estates were held in turn by Prin