This ancient family, which is long extinct, was descended from Rise, on of the Welch princes, after whom they were called Rhesi, Risi, or Ap-en-Rise. Their sepulchre, util lately, remaining in the church of the friars-minors of Galway, pointed out their former consequence. Particular mention is made of Thomas Ap-en-Rise, and his wife, Eleanor, before the year 1280. Stephen Penrise was provost of the town in 1313, he was afterwards bailiff and collector of the new customs, and died 1383. Thomas Penrise, who lived until about the end of the fourteenth century, was the last male heir of his family; he was succeded by Joan Penrise, who intermarried with Stephen Lynch Fitz-Thomas, of Bridge Gate. --- Molynewx Col.