GRIFFITH, John (?1687-1739), of Cefnamwlch, Caern.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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27 Apr. 1715 - 6 June 1739

Family and Education

b. ?1687, 2nd s. of John Griffith by Elizabeth, da. of Robert, 2nd Visct. Bulkeley [I]; bro. of William Griffith. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 8 June 1703, aged 15. m. (settlement 18 June 1718) Ann, da. of Pierce Lloyd of Lligwy and Llanidan, 1s. suc. e. bro. Mar. 1715.

Offices Held


John Griffith succeeded to the estate and seat of his elder brother, voting for the septennial bill in 1716. There is no record of his voting during the Sunderland Administration of 1717-20, when like his electoral ally, Thomas Wynn, he may have joined the Whig Opposition. During Walpole’s Administration he consistently supported the Government. His death on 6 June 1739, when his son was still a minor, ended his family’s participation in the representation of the county.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas