Rhys, Griffith ap (1479 - 1521)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1479
Death Date: 1521

Notes

Member of Arthur, Prince of Wales' household; admitted Lincoln's Inn 1509

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: n.d.
    Union ended: n.d.

Offspring

From St John, Catherine ( - 1553)

Primary Title

Knight

Titles

  • Knight
    Assumed 1501-11-14
    Vacated 1521

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Chamberlain, Cardiganshire 1511-4-8 n.d.
Chamberlain, Carmarthenshire 1511-4-8 n.d.
Steward, Brecknockshire 1511-4-8 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1513 1513/4
JP, North Wales 1513 n.d.
JP, Flintshire 1513 n.d.
JP, Worcestershire 1513 1515
JP, Cheshire 1513 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1513 1515
JP, South Wales 1513 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1513 1515
JP, Gloucestershire 1514 1515
Receiver & Steward, Carmarthenshire 1514-9-25 n.d.
JP, North Wales 1515 n.d.
JP, Flintshire 1515 n.d.
JP, Cheshire 1515 n.d.
JP, South Wales 1515 n.d.
Chancellor & Steward, Pembrokeshire 1517-5-16 n.d. Held jointly with father
JP, Worcestershire 1518 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1518 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1518 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1518 n.d.
JP, North Wales 1518 n.d.
JP, Flintshire 1518 n.d.
JP, Cheshire 1518 n.d.
JP, South Wales 1518 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1520 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1520/1 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1521 n.d.

General Lands Note

Gower estate assigned by father to Rhys upon marriage 1507

Details of Properties

Residence

  • Weobley Castle, Herefordshire
    A possible residence
    Acquired: 1507
    Divested: 1521

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1516-1517 Booth Hall, Shrewsbury , Shropshire Sir Griffith ap Rhys' Entertainer/s

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Sir Griffith ap Rhys' Entertainer/s Rhys, Griffith ap (1479 - 1521) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Weobley Castle Herefordshire Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (http://www.oxforddnb.com)