LEWIS, Rhys (b. by 1532), of Gladestry, Rad.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1532, 1st s. of Ieuan Lewis of Gladestry by Sibyl, da. of Rhys ap Gwilym ap Llywelyn. m. Alice, da. of John Garnons of Garnons, Herefs., 3s. 2da.2

Offices Held

Sheriff, Rad. 1578-9.


This Member was probably the heir of Gladestry and not his kinsman Rhys Lewis of New Radnor who is thought to have sat for the Radnor Boroughs in the Parliament of 1571. Not only was he styled ‘gentleman’ on the Crown Office lists for October 1553 and 1558, but it appears that on the earlier occasion he was returned by the sheriff, Sir Adam Mytton (q.v), without reference to the burgesses of New Radnor: so, at least, it was contended in an Exchequer suit arising out of the election. In 1558 his father was returned for Radnorshire.3

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: P. S. Edwards


  • 1. Bodl. e Museo 17.
  • 2. Presumed to be of age at election. Dwnn, Vis. Wales, i. 254-5.
  • 3. C193/32/2; E159/333, Mich. 82.