Richard Pryse (of Gogerddan)

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Sir Richard Pryse (died 7 February 1623) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1584.

Pryse was the eldest son of John Pryse of Gogerddan. He became a student of the Inner Temple in November 1583. In 1584, he was elected Member of Parliament for Cardiganshire. He was High Sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1585. In 1589 he was elected MP for Cardiganshire again. He was elected MP for Cardiganshire again in 1593 and in 1601. On 7 July 1602, he was appointed a member of the Council of Marches. He was knighted in July 1603. In 1604 he was High Sheriff of Cardiganshire again and on 17 April 1604, the House of Commons ordered him to be sent for by their Serjeant to answer his proceedings as Sheriff of the county at the Cardigan election. He was elected MP for Cardiganshire again in 1614 and 1621.[1]

Pryse died at in 1623, and was buried in Llanbadarnfawr Church.[1]

Pryse married Gwenllian Pryse daughter of Thomas Pryse ap Morris ap Owain ap Evan Blaney or Blaen of Aberbychan, Montgomeryshire. His grandson Richard was created a baronet.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Pryse
Member of Parliament for Cardiganshire
1584
Succeeded by
Griffith Lloyd
Preceded by
Griffith Lloyd
Member of Parliament for Cardiganshire
1589–1593
Succeeded by
Thomas Pryse
Preceded by
Thomas Pryse
Member of Parliament for Cardiganshire
1601
Succeeded by
Sir John Lewis
Preceded by
Sir John Lewis
Member of Parliament for Cardiganshire
1614–1622
Succeeded by
James Lewis