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Lewis (John) (of Llynwene)

  • d. 1615/1616
  • jurists, authors, historians, manuscript collectors and owners
  • Radnorshire, Llynwene
Welsh barrister and historian. He was author of a History of Great-Britain, which did not appear in print until 1729.
scribes:Lewis (John) ... of Llynwene
Lewis, John, The history of Great Britain: from the first inhabitants thereof, till the death of Cadwalader, last king of the Britains [...] To which is added, The Breviary of Britayne [...], London: F. Gyles, et al., 1729.


See also: LlynweneLlynwene
Lhuynweney

Estate (also Lhuynweney or Llanwenny) which formerly belonged to John Lewis (d. 1615/1616). The country house has been destroyed.


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RadnorshireRadnorshire/Maesyfed

Part of Powys.


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Sources

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Reference works
Welsh biography online, Online: National Library of Wales. URL: <https://biography.wales>.
Davies (William Llewelyn) [id. s-LEWI-JOH-1616. ‘LEWIS, JOHN (died 1616?), of Llynwene, Llanfihangel Nant Melan, Radnorshire, barrister, and author of The History of Britain’] direct link
Payne, Francis G., “John Lewis, Llynwene, historian and antiquary”, Radnorshire Society Transactions 30 (1960): 4–16.
Griffiths, G. M., “John Lewis of Llynwene’s defence of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia”, National Library of Wales Journal 7:3 (Summer 1952, 1951–1952): 228–234.

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June 2022