GRIFFITH, John (1662-87), of Cefnamwlch, Lleyn, Caern.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Family and Education

bap. 11 July 1662, o.s. of William Griffith. educ. Jesus, Oxf. 1680. m.c.1683, Elizabeth, da. of Robert Bulkeley, 2nd Visct. Bulkeley of Cashel [I], 2s. 1da.1

Offices Held

Dep. lt. Anglesey 1685-d., Caern. 1686-d.; j.p. Caern. 1687-d.2


Griffith was returned for Caernarvon Boroughs in 1685, doubtless as a Tory, his father being incapacitated by age and infirmity, but left no trace on the records of James II’s Parliament. He was noted as dead in the Welsh returns to the questions on the repeal of the Test Act and Penal Laws in 1687. His sons sat successively for the county from 1713 to 1740.

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: A. M. Mimardière


  • 1. Cal. Wynn. Pprs. 371; J. E. Griffith, Peds. Anglesey and Caern. Fams. 169; Anglesey Antiq. Soc. Trans. (1943), 23.
  • 2. CSP Dom. 1686-7, p. 47; Trans. Caern. Hist. Soc. vii. 33.