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The name Watkin appears frequently in the pedigrees of the Vaughans of Herefordshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire and the 1572 MP cannot be identified with certainty. A possibility is a younger (prob. 2nd) s. of Sir William Vaughan of Porthaml, Brec. by his 1st w. Catherine, da. of Jenkin Havard; bro. of Sir Roger Vaughan. This man, who was j.p. Herefs. by 1574, wrote from Bredwardine to Lord Burghley on 17 Dec. 1584 asking for a bill in Parliament to free the marches from inquiries into crimes committed in adjoining shires, and was presumably dead by 1596, when his name disappears from the commission of the peace.