AP RHYS AP PHILIP, Morgan (by 1520-?43), of Llanfihangel, Card.

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 1520, s. of Rhys ap Philip ap Rhys of Llanfihangel. suc. fa. 1520.2

Offices Held

J.p.q. Card. by 1543.3


Little has come to light about Morgan ap Rhys ap Philip, who inherited a modest patrimony to the south-east of Aberystwyth. At the Union he was named to the Cardiganshire bench and chosen as the county’s first representative in Parliament. During the prorogation in 1542 he was nominated but not pricked sheriff. He presumably died after the reassembly for the second session in January 1543, the writ for his replacement being issued in mid-March and Prince Edward’s secretary Thomas Eynns chosen in his stead a month later. His death was noted beside his name under the entry for Cardiganshire in the liber pacis compiled before the end of the year, but it seems to have been overlooked when commissioners to collect the relief were named in 1550, unless he had a namesake who survived him.4

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: P. S. Edwards


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.
  • 2. Date of birth estimatd from father’s death, PCC 29 Ayloffe.
  • 3. C193/12/1.
  • 4. PCC 29 Ayloffe; C193/12/1; 219/18B/116; LP Hen. VIII, xvii; CPR, 1553, p. 364.