MEYRICKE, Edmund (d.1666), of Ucheldre, Gwyddelwern, Merion.
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Family and Education
1st s. of Peter Meyricke of Ucheldre by Lowri, da. of Lewis Anwyl of Parc, Llanfrothen, m. (1) 5 Feb. 1619, Grace (d. Aug. 1629), da. and h. of Cadwaladr ap Watkin of Garthllwyd, Llanderfel, 2s. 3da.; (2) by 1636, Janet, da. of John Vaughan of Cefnbodig, Llanycil, wid. of Thomas Oliver of Bala, 1s. suc. fa. 1630.1
J.p. Merion 1630-50, Sept. 1660-d., sheriff 1632-3, commr. of array 1642-3, assessment 1647-9, 1652, 1657, Jan. 1660-d.; dep. lt. c. Aug. 1660-d.2
Meyricke came from a cadet branch of an Anglesey family which prospered under the Tudors. His grandfather was archdeacon of Bangor under Elizabeth, and it seems to have been his father, the first cousin of Sir Gelly Meyrick†, who acquired Ucheldre. Meyricke tried to avoid commitment during the Civil War. He was nominated to the first commission of array, but omitted six months later, presumably because he had not acted. He was an assessment commissioner, however, from 1647, and sufficiently acceptable to all sides to be ‘persuaded’ to serve for the county in the Convention, though he was probably over 60, and the only member of the Merioneth branch of his family to enter Parliament. He was, however, inactive, with only seven committees, none of which was of political importance; but he was probably a court supporter, signing the North Wales petition for justice on the regicides. He did not seek re-election in 1661, and was buried at Gwyddelwern on 9 Nov. 1666.3