GAMES, Thomas (d. by 1593), of Aberbrân, Brec.

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

2nd s. of John Games of Aberbrân by Ann, da. of Sir William Vaughan of Talgarth; bro. of Walter. m. Eleanor, da. of John Morgan of Pencraig, wid. of Harry Morgan of Penllwyn Sarth, 4s. 2 or 3da. suc. bro. c.1579.

Offices Held

J.p. Brec. from c.1582, q. by 1583, sheriff 1579-80, commr. musters 1580.


Games, who came from a junior branch of an ancient Brecon house, sat for Breconshire through the influence of his relatives the Vaughans. That Games was first elected for the county during his elder brother’s lifetime may perhaps be explained by the latter’s failing health. As knight for Breconshire, Games might have attended subsidy committees appointed on 24 Feb. 1585 and 22 Feb. 1587. The omission of his name from the commission of the peace, 1593, suggests that he had died.

G. T. Clark, Limbus, 198-9; T. Jones, Brec. ii. 177; D’Ewes, 409; APC, xii. 350; Flenley, Cal. Reg. Council, Marches of Wales, 137, 213, 237; Lansd. 737, f. 165v; Lansd. 43 anon. jnl. f. 171; Exchequer, ed. E. G. Jones (Univ. Wales Bd. of Celtic Studies, Hist. and Law. ser. iv), 31-5.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A.H.D.