WILLIAMS, Henry (c.1579-1636), of Gwernyfed, Aberllyfni, Brec.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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b. c.1579, 1st s. of David Williams of Gwernyfed by his 1st w. educ. ?Shrewsbury 1589; St. John’s, Oxf. 16 Apr. 1594, aged 15; M. Temple 1594. m. Elinor, da. of Eustace Whitney of Whitney, Herefs., 7s. inc. Henry 4da. Kntd. 23 July 1603; suc. fa. 1613.

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Williams inherited the Breconshire estates of his father the judge, while a younger brother came into the English possessions. He had not long come of age when he was returned to his first Parliament, no doubt because his father was recorder of Brecon. He died in 1636. He is sometimes confused with his son and namesake who succeeded to the county representation in 1628 and became a baronet in 1644.

T. Jones, Brec. iii. 81-3, 92; Arch. Camb. (ser. 4), i. 307-8.

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