LEWES, Henry, of Cardiff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Under-sheriff, Glam. 1552-3.


The identity of this Member cannot be established with certainty. He may have been the Henry Lewes ‘of Cardiff alias of Neath alias of Bedminster alias of Lyon’s Inn’, who appears on the pardon roll in 1554 and in the first year of Elizabeth’s reign, and who sold timber from his woods in Bedminster to one John Danyell. In 1556 he was collecting rents for the 1st Earl of Pembroke in several Glamorgan boroughs, which no doubt explains his return for Cardiff Boroughs in 1563. Administration of his estate was granted to Thomas Sawle, a creditor, 3 Mar. 1584.

T. Nicholas, Glam. 140; CPR, 1553-4, p. 430; 1555-7, p. 59; 1558-60, p. 208; 1560-3, p. 371; PCC admon. act bk. 1584, f. 97.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A.H.D.