GRIFFITH, William (?1686-1715), of Cefnamwlch, Caern.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 10 Mar. 1715

Family and Education

b. ?1686, 1st s. of John Griffith and bro. of John Griffith. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 8 June 1703, aged 16; I. Temple 1703. m. Mary, da. of Sir Bibye Lake, 1st Bt., s.p. suc. fa. c. June 1687.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Caern. 1709-10.


The Griffiths were one of a group of Tory families who controlled the representation of Caernarvonshire at the beginning of the 18th century. William Griffith, who had allied himself with the local Whigs in 1713, was still regarded as a Tory in 1715, when he was again returned for the county, dying a month later, 10 Mar.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas