GRIFFITH, Nicholas (b.c.1573), of Plas Mawr, Caern.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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b. c.1573, s. of John Griffith II of Plas Mawr and Llanidan, Anglesey by Margaret, da. of Rhys Thomas of Aber; bro. of ?Robert and William Griffith II. educ. Hart Hall, Oxf. 1589; Barnard’s Inn, G. Inn 1594.

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Griffith was a member of the Plas Mawr branch of the powerful Caernarvonshire family that virtually monopolized the borough seat during much of the Elizabethan reign. He is not known to have participated in the 1601 Commons’ debates, though he was active in the second and third Parliaments of James I.

Griffith, Peds. 125; CJ, i. 486, 502, 504, 506, 532, 534, 537, 547, 548, 558, 564, 588, 591, 595, 605, 619, 626; Commons’ Debates, 1621, ii. 44; vi. 48; Nicholas, Debates and Proceedings, i. 316; Trans. Cymmrod. Soc. 1942, pp. 40, 42, 52.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A.H.D.