Mansel was elected Member of Parliament for Glamorgan in 1679 (twice) and again in 1689 , 1690 , 1695 , and 1698 . He had m. 17 April 1646 , Catherine , daughter of Hugh Perry and widow of Sir Edward Stradling of S. Donat's castle , Glamorgan . ( Catherine must have been his first wife; see below).
Some of Bussy 's correspondence for the period 1670-95 is preserved among the Penrice and Margam muniments ; the references are L 104a and b, 126, 149, 190, 206, 224, 228-9, 232-5, 238, 240-2, 244, 260, 263, 293-5 . L 104 ( 14 and 15 Feb. 1669/70 ) refers to the working of a coal mine. L 149 shows that Bussy had m., as his second wife, an Anne , to whom he writes on 5 May 1678 , requesting her to pay Sir Edward Mansell the sum of £62 ls. 6d., ‘ Sir Edward haveing allready disbursed soe much for me to my souldiers … ’ L 190 ( 16 Aug. 1687 ) is a letter to him about timber bought of Sir Humphrey Mackworth , L 224 , dated 5 April 1691 , refers to the impressment of seamen. In some of the letters, many of which are addressed to his kinsman, Sir Edward Mansel , bart. , Bussy gives parliamentary and other news from London .
Bussy Mansel d. in May 1699 (buried at Briton Ferry 25 May 1699 — his will is dated 30 March 1699 ), leaving as his heir his grandson THOMAS MANSEL ( Clark , Cartae , vi, 2250), who, on his death in 1706 , was succeeded in the ownership of the Briton Ferry estate by BUSSY , 4th baron Mansel , who m. (2) lady Barbara , daughter of William , 2nd earl of Jersey .
Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959