FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JAMES DAVIES AND
MARY JONES
 


JAMES DAVIES was christened 23 April 1732 in Aberhafesp, the son of Thomas Davies and Alice Morris. He was a weaver in Bettws and married Mary Jones 27 July 1759 in Bettws. Mary was christened 9 June 1734 in Bettws, the daughter of Griffith Jones and Margaret Cleaton. James died 20 December 1807 in Bettws, and left a will dated 10 November 1806 (probated 21 September 1808). The will listed his wife Mary Davies, son David Davies (executor), daughter Margaret Bumford, and witnesses John Blayney, Richard Williams, and John Owen. James and Mary had the following children:
   
1. Mary, born before August 1760; buried 19 August 1760 in Bettws.

 

*2. Margaret, christened 14 May 1769 in Bettws, married Edward Bumford about 1794, died 10 January 1850 in New Well, Bettws.

 

3. David, christened 14 March 1779 in Bettws, living 1806.


4. Elizabeth, christened 15 December 1782 in Bettws.

 
 
 

SOURCE: Montgomeryshire Families 1675-1825 CD, Bill Barker, citing Bettws BT and will of James Davies; Pedigree Resource Files; Bettws parish register; Montgomeryshire Baptisms, Marriages and Burials online at www.findmypast.com.
 
 



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS DAVIES
AND
ALICE MORRIS


Thomas Davies was christened 2 November 1693 in Bettws, the son of Robert Davies and Margaret Roberts. He married Alice Morris 26 June 1719 in Llanllugan. Thomas and Alice had a son:

*1. James, christened 23 April 1732 in Aberhafesp; married Mary Jones 27 July 1759 in Bettws; buried 20 December 1807 in Bettws. (His mother's name was shown as Aelos in the christening record.)



SOURCE: Montgomeryshire Baptisms, Marriages and Burials online at www.findmypast.com.





FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT DAVIES AND
MARGARET ROBERTS


Robert Davies was christened 28 September 1665 in Berriew, Montgomeryshire, Wales, the son of Robert Davies. He married Margaret Roberts 3 June 1686 in Berriew. Robert and Margaret had the following child:


*1. Thomas, christened 2 November 1693 in Bettws; married Alice Morris 26 June 1719 in Llanllugan



SOURCE: Montgomeryshire Baptisms, Marriages and Burials online at www.findmypast.com.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT DAVIES


Robert Davies was born in about 1635 of Berriew, the son of John ab David and Bridget verch Richard. He had the following children:


*1. Thomas, christened 2 November 1693 in Bettws; married Margaret Roberts 3 June 1686 in Berriew.


2. Bridget, christened 5 May 1668 in Berriew.


3. Margaret, christened 29 July 1669 in Berriew.


4. Mary, christened 8 July 1671 in Berriew.


 5. Eleanor, christened 23 November 1671 in Berriew.


SOURCE: Montgomeryshire Baptisms, Marriages and Burials online at www.findmypast.com; Montgomeryshire Families, Bill Barker.





FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AB DAVID AND
BRIDGET VERCH RICHARD


John ab David was born in about 1600 of Berriew, the son of David ab Edward and Joyce verch David. He married Bridget verch Richard, the daughter of Richard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry says, "John ab David, of Llivior, son and heir of David ab Edward, joined with his mother, the said Joyce verch David in a deed of family settlement, dated 15 Dec. 1637, and was alive in 1657."


John and Bridget had the following children:


1. David, born in about 1625 of Berriew. According to Burkes, "David, son of John ab David of Llivior assumed the modern surname of Davies, and in 1649, married Bridget, sole daughter and heir of Richard Edwards, of Llivior, son of Richard Edwards of Llivior."


* 2. Robert, born in about 1635 of Berriew.


SOURCE: Montgomeryshire Families, Bill Barker.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
DAVID AB EDWARD AND
JOYCE VERCH RICHARD


David ab Edward was born in about 1570 of Berriew, the son of Edward ab John and Elizabeth Blayney. He married Joyce verch Richard. Joyce was the daughter of David ab Howell of Trev-esgob, Montgomeryshire. David and Joyce had the following child:


*1. John, born in about 1600 of Berriew.


SOURCE: Montgomeryshire Families, Bill Barker.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF EDWARD AB JOHN
AND
ELIZABETH BLAYNEY


Edward ab John was born in about 1520 of Berriew, the son of John ab Davidd and Catherine Blayney. He married Elizabeth Blayney, the daughter of Davydd ab Morus. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry says "Edward ab John, of Llivior, eldest son of John ab Davydd hir, lead to the altar, Elizabeth, dau. of Davyd ab Morus ab Owen Blayney, of Tregynon, having, according to custom, left his younger brother, Grufydd, in possession of the paternal mansion. Edward ab John, by deed, bearing date 20 Jan. 1598, settled part of his landed estate upon his son, David ab Edward, upon his marriage to Joyce verch David, sister to Ieuan ab David ab Howel, Gent. of Trevesgob, in Montgomeryshire."


 Edward and Elizabeth had the following child:


*1. David, born in about 1570 of Berriew.


SOURCE: Montgomeryshire Families, Bill Barker.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF JOHN AB DAVIDD AND
CATHERINE BLAYNEY


John ab Davidd was born in about 1500 of Berriew, the son of Davydd Hir and Gwenllian. He married Catherine Blayney. Catherine was the daughter of Rees Gwynn Blayney and Ellen verch Griffith. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry said "John ab Davydd Hir, of Llivior, who m. Catherine, dau. of Rees Gwynn ab Grufydd ab Howel ab Ievan Blayney."

John and Catherine had the following children:


*1. Edward, born in about 1520 of Berriew.

2. Morus ab John, m. Catherine, co-heir to Richard ab Owen ab Gutyn Penwyn.

3. Richard.

4. Thomas.

5. Rees.

6. Gwen, married David ab Grufydd of Manavon.


SOURCE: Montgomeryshire Families, Bill Barker.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
DAVYDD HIR AND
GWENLLIAN



David Hir was born in about 1475. He married Gwenllian, daughter of John ab Ievan ab Howel, of Kerry.


David and Gwenllian had the following child:


*1. John, born in about 1500 of Berriew.

Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry gives additional ancestry, with some omissions: "The Davieses of Llivior traced their pedigree from Brochwel Ysgithrog, Prince of Powis, the opponent of Ethelfrid, King of Northumberland, at the battles of Chester and Bangor, about the commencement of the seventh century. About the nineteenth in descent from Brochwel was Meilir Gryg, of Tregynon, ancestor of all the Blayneys in Britain and Ireland. Llewelyn, son of Meilir Gryg, gavelled the main portions of his estates upon his two sons, Einion and Howel. To Einion, the youngest, he gave, according to custom, the paternal seat of Neuadd Gregynog and its appurtenances; and Howel he stationed at "the Vainor in Berriew." Howel was succeeded at "Vainor" by his son, Phylip Goch, (Rufus) about the year 1320; another son, Madog Llwyd, was settled at Bryn-Cae-Meisir. Phylip Goch of Vainor's son, was Madog, father of Gwilym ab Madog, who espoused Marred, dau. of Grufyd ab Meredydd ab Einion, of the line of Cadwgan of Nannau, and had, among other sons: Ieuan ab Gwilym, who had for wife, Eva, dau. to Howel ab Adda, one of the pensethiaid, or chiefs of Kerry; their son, Davydd ab Ieuan, wedded Gwervyl, dau. of Ievan ab Madog ab Owe. Omitting the two following descents and their respective matches, we come to the great-grandson of Davydd ab Ieuan, who, on account of his stature, was called Davydd Hir."




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