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Re: Mountjoy Family Genealogy
Posted by: james graham dewfield mountjoy Date: August 14, 2000 at 04:49:08
In Reply to: Mountjoy Family Genealogy by June of 174

Greetings, I came upon your site while browsing in a casual way during a break from something quite different. My father was Joseph Dewfield Mountjoy (b.Camarthen Wales) my grandfather James Dewfield Mountjoy.(also b. Wales) and myself (b.Aberdare S.Wales)Back beyond that I dont know...I must begin to look up origins (when I have Time)I believe the Mountjoys were in some way connected with the BLOUNT family (West country-possibly Devon or Dorset). The name occurs in one of WS plays (Henry fifth?) he was the herald of the king of France. The possibility exists that the family either emigrated to England during the persecution of the Heugonots from the area /town Montjoie or came to England to settle sometime during or after the Conquest.The earliest reference I have knowlege of is contained in the literature contemporary with Charlemaigne..His general Roland (who, in a famous battle (720?)threw back the Moorish invaders in the southern alpine region) used the name "Mountjoie" as his personal battle-cry. I think the name originally makes reference to a cairn or pile of stones set up as a marker or rallying point.Regards, James


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