BETHELL, Robert, of Winchester, Hants.

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

m. aft. 1543, Joan, wid. of John Simonds of Winchester.

Offices Held

Freeman, Winchester 1547-8, bailiff 1550-2, mayor 1555-6.


Bethell was a mercer, related to (probably brother of) Richard Bethell, mayor and MP for Winchester. The family claimed descent from Owain Gwynedd, and moved c.1520 from Flintshire to Hampshire in the service of the abbot of Hyde. Bethell died intestate, probably of the plague, by May 1564, administration being granted to his son Stephen 31 Oct. 1570.

Winchester recs. 1st bk. of ordinances, f. 121; HMC 6th Rep. 604; C3/9/89.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A. B. Rosen