1513 ca1547
a rising political figure during the reign of Henry VIII and Edward VI when his career was cut short by his sudden death during the life of his father. His son would complete the family's ascendency when he was created Earl of Essex. He was Deputy steward of the lordships of Arwystli and Cyfeiliog in Montgomeryshire in 1537. He supported his father in his dispute with the 2nd Earl of Worcester, and the borough of New Camarthen. In 1543 he served under Sir John Wallop when he led a small force to help the Emperor Charles V in his invasion of France. He was mentioned in a dispatch on this campaign.
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