AB OWEN AP MEURIG, Lewis (by 1524-90), of Brondeg, nr. Newborough, Anglesey.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Constituency

Dates

Mar. 1553

Family and Education

b. by 1524, 6th s. of Owen ap Meurig of Bodeon, Llangadwaladr by Ellen, da. of Robert ap Meredydd of Glynllifon, Caern. m. (1) Alice, da. of Dafydd ab Evan ap Matto, 1da.; (2) aft. 1571 Ellen, da. of William ap William of Vaynol, Caern., 2s. 2da.1

Offices Held

Under steward to William Herbert , 1st Earl of Pembroke, and to bp. of Bangor, Anglesey and Caern. c.1553; commr. goods of churches and fraternities, Anglesey 1553, defence 1569, musters 1574; j.p. 1555-d.; custos rot. temp. Mary; sheriff 1558-9; steward, lordship of Rhosfair c.1565; escheator, Anglesey 1568-9.2

Biography

Lewis ab Owen ap Meurig came from a family long established near Newborough and rivals of the Bulkeleys of Beaumaris. In 1545 he and his nephew Owen ap Hugh appeared as defendants before the general surveyors to answer charges of wrongful dispossession brought against them by John ap Robert Lloyd. Newborough had ceased to be the shire town of Anglesey when ab Owen was returned to Parliament early in 1553. Sir Richard Bulkeley may have hoped to be elected for the island as the Parliament was summoned under the aegis of the Duke of Northumberland whose deputy he was at Beaumaris castle, but ab Owen presumably had the support of his master, the 1st Earl of