WOGAN, John (1538-80), of Wiston, Pemb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. 1538, 1st s. of Richard Wogan of Wiston by Elizabeth, da. of Sir Thomas Gamage of Coity, Glam., m. Cecilia, da. of Sir Edward Carne of Ewenny priory, Glam., 1s. suc. gd.-fa. 24 Aug. 1557.

Offices Held

J.p. Pemb. from 1564, sheriff 1566-7, 1571-2; sheriff, Card. 1563-4.


The Wogans were an old-established family with many branches in Pembrokeshire, the Wogans of Wiston having been prominent in local government since the fifteenth century. Their position in the sixteenth century was assured by this Member’s grandfather, (Sir) John Wogan, who, in return for his services to Henry VIII, received a grant of offices in Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire. In his will, made shortly before his death in August 1557, Sir John Wogan did not mention his grandson, leaving his person