Sir William Griffith Lord of Penrhyn Castle, Chamberlain of North Wales
(Abt 1445-Abt 1539)
Joan Troutbeck
(Abt 1457-Abt 1485/1489)
John Hên Puleston of Hafod-y-Wern, Constable of Caernarfon Castle
(Abt 1462-Abt 1544)
Eleanor Whitney
(Abt 1467-)
Sir William Griffith Lord of Penrhyn, Chamberlain of North Wales
(Abt 1480-1531)
Jane Puleston of Bers and Hafod y Wern
(Abt 1479-)
Edward Griffith


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1. Jane Puleston

Edward Griffith

  • Born: 18 May 1511
  • Marriage (1): Jane Puleston
  • Died: 11 Mar 1540, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland at age 28

  Research Notes:

From Welsh Biography Online ( :

"[William Griffth's] eldest son, William, d. young and he was succeeded by his second son, EDWARD GRIFFITH, b. 18 May 1511 (P.R.O. Min. Acc., 4948), he was a correspondent of Thomas Cromwell, mainly in connection with his feud with Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris (see under Bulkeley family ); he paid Cromwell an annuity of ten marks for some years and attempted, unsuccessfully, to gain possession of the Dominican friary at Bangor after its dissolution. He was probably the Edward Griffith who, as yeoman of the guard, was granted a water-mill in the lordship of Denbigh in 1537. He was acting on a number of commissions in North Wales until April of 1539, but in Oct. of that year he was sent with Sir William Brereton (D.N.B. Suppt., i, 264) to Ireland; his command (two grand captains, three petty captains, 250 archers, three priests, and two minstrels) was equivalent to that of Brereton and he was a member of the Irish privy council. He d. of 'the flux' at Dublin 11 March 1540. He [Edward] m. Jane, daughter of Sir John Puleston of Bersham . (L. and P. Henry VIII, viii, 122, 644, 925, xii, part i, 539 (14), 655, 1154, xiii, part i, 384 (91), 1289, xiv, part i, 732, 802, 803, 816, part ii, 40, 616, 759, 782, 1539; xv, 74, 82, 199, 327, 342, 355.) His death precipitated a long dispute between RHYS GRIFFITH his younger brother, who claimed the estates as heir male, and John Puleston, Edward Griffith's father-in-law, acting for his daughter and her three children (Jane, Catherine, and Ellen). Puleston asked Cromwell for the wardship of the children, and offered him £40 for his good offices; Rhys Griffith complained that during his absence in Ireland 'on the king's service,' his sister-in-law and her father had ransacked Penrhyn, leaving 'nothing but the bare walls.' The lord chancellor and the master of the court of wards made an arbitration in 1542, but the problems involved were still unsettled in 1559. Even after the death of Rhys Griffith in 1580, Sir Edward Bagnall, who had m. one of Edward Griffith's daughters, was still pursuing his wife's claims in the court of wards. (Penrhyn MSS. 50, 2197; N.L.W. Jnl., iii, 40; Lewis , Early Chancery Procs., 21, 22, 288, 290; Lewis and Davies, Augmentation Recs., 51; L. and P. Henry VIII, v, no. 724 (10), xv, 433, 661, xvii, 466, xix 812 (16), Addenda, i, part ii, 1462; Cal. Pat. Rolls, Edward VI, iv, 36; Acts Privy Council, 1580-1, 289; P.R.O., Court of Requests Procs., bundle iv, no. 258; bundle vi, no 210.)"

  Death Notes:

Died "of the flux."

Edward married Jane Puleston, daughter of Sir John Puleston of Bers, Chamberlain of North Wales and Gaynor verch Robert ab Maredudd. (Jane Puleston was born about 1520 in Bersham, (Denbighshire), Wales.)

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