Radnorshire

County

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Elections

DateCandidate
3 Jan. 1559THOMAS LEWIS
1562/3THOMAS LEWIS
1571WALTER PRICE
1572ROGER VAUGHAN
 Thomas Lewis
1584THOMAS LEWIS 1
1586THOMAS LEWIS
29 Oct. 1588IEUAN LEWIS
1593JAMES PRICE
18 Oct. 1597JAMES PRICE
 Roger Vaughan
13 Oct. 1601JAMES PRICE

Main Article

The representation of Radnorshire was divided between the two leading county families, the Prices of Monaughty and the Lewises of Harpton and Gladestry, except in 1572, when the election was successfully contested by Roger Vaughan of Court of Clyro. The sheriff in 1572, Edward Price, was a relative of Vaughan’s and an enemy of the unsuccessful candidate, Thomas Lewis. Vaughan also contested the 1597 election, but failed to be returned since this time the sheriff, Richard Fowler, was on his opponent’s side.2

Author: M.A.P.

Notes

  • 1. Browne Willis.
  • 2. Neale, Commons, 80-81. 94-96.

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