MEYRICK, Owen (1682-1759), of Bodorgan, Anglesey.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. 1682, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of William Meyrick of Bodorgan by Jane, da. of William Bold of Trerddol. m. 1704, Anne, da. of Piers Lloyd of Lligwy, 7s. 1da. suc. fa. 1717.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Anglesey 1705-6; custos rot. Anglesey 1715-d.


One of the largest Anglesey landowners, Meyrick was a Whig and the leader of the opposition to the influence of the Bulkeley family in the county.1 After unsuccessfully contesting the county seat in 1708 and 1710, he was returned for it without opposition in 1715 under an agreement with Lord Bulkeley, steadily supporting the Government. In a list of payments made by Lord Sunderland c.1721, Meyrick is shown as sharing £300 with Stephen Parry.2 He lost his seat in 1722, never standing again, but continued to organize the opposition to the Bulkeley family, putting up first his nephew and then his son for the county, without success in his own lifetime.

He died 8 Apr. 1759.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. See under ANGLESEY.
  • 2. Sunderland (Blenheim) mss D.II, 4.