PRICE, Thomas (d.1623), of Glanvraed, Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn, Card.

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

2nd s. of John Price I by his 1st w., and bro. of Richard II educ. ?Shrewsbury 1583; I. Temple 1588. m. Bridget, da. and h. of John ap Gruffyd ap Jevan ap Siamcyn of Glanvraed, 5s. 7da.

Offices Held

J.p. Card. from c.1595; steward of five royal manors in Card. 1601.


Price represented Cardiganshire on an occasion when his elder brother evidently did not wish to sit. He could have attended the committees on enclosures (5 Nov.), the poor law (5, 22 Nov.), armour and weapons (8 Nov.), penal laws (8 Nov.), monopolies (10 Nov.), the subsidy (15 Nov.) and Newport bridge (29 Nov.). In 1594 it was alleged in the Star Chamber that he and two others had attacked one of the justices during the great sessions at Cardigan in August 1593. The complainant alleged that Price challenged him ‘to the field offering unto him his glove and daring him to fight’, and when he refused, ‘Price then and there with his dagger suddenly and secretly struck your said subject upon the head and same did cruelly cut to the effusion of much blood’.

Price’s stewardship of several royal manors in Cardiganshire brought upon him several suits in the Exchequer, alleging illegal acquisition and retention of office. His will, made 11 Sept. 1623,, was proved on the following 12 Nov. by his widow Bridget, and his eldest son Thomas, the executors. It was devoted largely to providing bequests for his younger children, servants and friends. A total of £1,500 was bequeathed to his six unmarried daughters, while his three younger sons received £100 each. Among the overseers was Price’s younger brother Sir James.2

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A. M. Mimardière


  • 1. Folger V. b. 298.
  • 2. Dwnn, Vis. Wales, i. 44; Burke, Commoners, iii. 467; PCC 112 Swann; Flenley, Cal. Reg. Council, Marches of Wales, 237; D’Ewes, 552, 553, 555, 557, 561, 565; St. Ch. 5/L20/32; Exchequer, ed. T. I. J. Jones (Univ. Wales Bd. of Celtic Studies, Hist. and Law ser. xv), 91, 93-5.