HOWELL, Richard (by 1518-69 or later), of Haverfordwest, Pemb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Mar. 1553
Apr. 1554
Nov. 1554

Family and Education

b. by 1518. m. da. of Thomas Revell of Haverfordwest, at least 1s.2

Offices Held

Member, town council, Haverfordwest by 1539-46 or later, mayor in July 1541, 1545, 1552, chamberlain in 1545, j.p. 1555, 1558/59, collector for the poor of St. Mary’s parish 1564, reeve and rent collector of the chamber 1569; proctor of St. Mary’s church 1566.


During the 1540s and 50s Howell was repeatedly sued in Chancery over his commercial ventures and title to property. He was also involved in litigation in the Pembrokeshire great sessions, and in July 1554 brought an action of debt against John Adams. There is no record of his death and no will or inquisition survives: he is last known to have been alive in 1569.3

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: P. S. Edwards


  • 1. C193/32/1.
  • 2. Date of birth estimated from first reference. C1/1255/13;
  • 3. NLW Haverfordwest recs. 846; 931; 941-2; 2139, ff. 5, 13, 17; Cal. Haverfordwest Recs. (Univ. Wales Bd. of Celtic Studies, Hist. and Law ser. xxiv), 19-21, 176, 179, 183; SP11/5/6; C1/1072/22, 1214/1-2, 1249/8-9; NLW ms Wales 25/10, m. 11; 11, m.9.