John Griffith (MP for Beaumaris)

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John Griffith (1591 – 10 August 1642) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1642.

Griffith was the son of John Griffith (of Cefnamlwch), Llyn. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford aged 15 on 31 October 1606 and became a member of Lincoln's Inn in 1609.[1]

In 1618 he was appointed High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire.[2] He was elected Member of Parliament for Carnarvonshire in 1621.[3] He became Constable of Carnarvon Castle on 18 July 1622. In 1626 he was re-elected MP for Carnarvonshire. He became Vice Admiral of North Wales in September 1626.[2] In 1628 he was re-elected MP for Carnarvonshire and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[3]

In November 1640, Griffith was elected MP for Beaumaris in the Long Parliament and sat until his death in 1642.[3]

Griffith died at the age of 51.

Griffith married May Trevor, daughter of Sir Richard Trevor of Trevalyn. His son John was also MP for Carnarvonshire in the Long Parliament.[2]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Richard Wynn
Member of Parliament for Carnarvonshire
1621
Succeeded by
Thomas Glynn
Preceded by
Thomas Glynn
Member of Parliament for Carnarvonshire
1626-1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Charles Jones
Member of Parliament for Beaumaris
1640-1642
Succeeded by
William Jones