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  • ID: I2231
  • Name: Richard Devereux
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 13 OCT 1547
  • Burial: All Hallows Barking, London
  • Residence: Bodenham, Herefordshire
  • Occupation: MP Carmarthenshire
  • MEM: All Hallows Barking, London
  • Note:

    SIR RICHARD DEVEREUX, acting as deputy-justiciar on 7 March 1537 (L & P, XII, i, 274). On 2 February 1544 his appointment (c.M 1542) was confirmed to the offices of janitor of Pembroke castle, and steward and receiver of the forfeited estates of Rhys ap Gruffydd for life. Second son (but first surviving) of Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers, he played a prominent role in the government of south Wales and the Marches, often acting as his father's deputy and supporting him in local quarrels, as with the earl of Worcester in 1537.
    MP for Carmathonshire in 1545 and 1547. In addition, he and his father were granted the reversion for life in survivorship of the stewardship of the Herefs and other manors of the chapter of Hereford on 26 March 1538; then, on 20 March 1545 he was appointed receiver of Kidwelly for life.
    After the Dissolution, Devereux became steward of the religious houses of St. Dogmael's, Strata Florida, Whitland, Talley and Llanllyr, for which he was paid fees of 23 18/. 4d. a year...
    (The Principality of Wales in the later Middle Ages: the structure and ...?by Ralph Alan Griffiths, Roger S. Thomas. 1972. Page 165.)
    All Hallows-by-the-Tower was first established in 675 by the Saxon Abbey at Barking and was for many years named after the abbey, as All Hallows Barking.
  • _UID: 41B7F5086BC141B5AAA33B14D5B38F824C65
  • Change Date: 18 JUL 2011

    Father: Walter Devereux b: 1490
    Mother: Mary Grey

    Marriage 1 Dorothy Hastings
    • Married: ABT 1 JUL 1536
    • Note: Settlement date
    1. Has Children Walter Devereux b: 16 SEP 1539 in Carmarthen Castle, Wales
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Devereux
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