William Rees M.P.
MP in 1390 ...

"..... The family of Rees was relatively obscure before William's time. Probably the son of John Rees who lived at Long Stratton, he held a manor in the neighbouring parish of Tharston, some eight miles south of Norwich. To this he added other properties, including a second manor in Tharston (purchased from the Nerford estate) and ..... Rees was first returned to Parliament for Norfolk in 1390. .....".

You can read the full account for William Rees on The History Of Parliament website and his biography includes ...

At Tharston, Rees was a feudal tenant of the house of Mowbray, which he served for most of his life. In his youth he became a member of the household of Lord John Mowbray (d.1368), and in 1369 he was one of those appointed by the bishop of Lincoln to examine the accounts of his lord's executors...

There is a reference to Rees in the account for William Appleyard, first mayor of Norwich under the charter of 1404 , which states that both of them had Chantry memorials to their families in St. Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich and possibly shows a family connection between them.

Additional Rees references can be found in the biographies of William Freville (1396-1460), Walter Eaton (Eton) and Henry Limner (Lomynour).