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JONES of Trewythen descent from Bleddyn Ap Cynfyn
Posted by: Darlene Athey Hill (ID *****5222) Date: January 19, 2014 at 06:16:39
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I am trying to track my ancestors from Thomas JONES (c 1710-1775), born in Wales and died in Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA. His mother was Margaret CLAYTON (spelled CLEATON on the Wales parish registers) who married _____ JONES.

I located a baptism record for Margaretta Cleaton on 3 Dec 1682 in Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales in "Wales, Montgomeryshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912."

I located a marriage record for Evanriteus JONES and Margaretta Cleaton on 26 June 1708 in Trefeglwys. So I started looking for more information on Evan, and I found him in some records that related to the TILSLEY family (Margaret Clayton's grandmother was a Tilsley).

I am trying to determine the parents of the Evan Jones that married Margaret Clayton in 1708.

On 11 Feb 1712/13, Evan Jones, along with John Tilsley, appraised the estate of William Tilsley, of Llewydcoed in the parish of Aberhavesp, co. Montgomery, gent. (William was probably the older brother of Rev. John Tilsley.)

On 11 July 1739, Evan is named in Richard Tilsley's will. Evan is said to be "of Trewythin" and named as an overseer of his will. Richard was possibly son of William Tilsley who died in 1662.

In 1742, Evan is shown as "Evan Jones of Trewythen, esquire", for the county of Montgomery, in an "act for rectifying mistakes in the names of the commissioners for the land tax for the year 1742, and for the appointing of other persons, together with those named for the said year, to put in execution an act of this present session of Parliament", entitled "An Act for granting an aid to his majesty by a land tax to be raised in Great Britain for the service of the year 1743."

The above records are from two books: "Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Decimo Sexto: At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the First Day of December, Anno Dom. 1741, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord, George the Second ... and from Thence Continued by Several Prorogations to the Sixteenth Day of November, 1742, Being the Second Session of this Present Parliament, by Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, printers to the King, 1742" and "History of the Family of Tildesley."

"Heraldic Illustrations" by Burke states: "Jones of Trewythen and Rhiewport, co. Montgomery. This younger branch of the eminent house of Nannau, in Merioneth, derived from Rhiwallon ap Madoc, second son of Madoc, Lord of Nannau, son of Cadwgan, and grandson of Bleddyn Ap Cynfyn, King of Powys, is now represented by Wythen Jones, Esq. of Trewythen and Rhiewport, co. Montgomery, High Sheriff in 1829. Arms —Quarterly. First and fourth, or, a lion ramp. gu. Second and third, sa. three nags' heads erased. Crest. —A lion ramp. gu. Motto. —Frangas non flectes."

In "Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales" by Thomas Nicholas, he gives the rundown of the above mentioned pedigree/descent:

Bleddyn ap Cynvyn, Prince of Powys, 1064, died 1073, by Agnes, dau. Of Griffri ap Carwad, lord of Twrcelyn in Anglesey, had, with other issue, a son:

Cadwgan ap Bleddyn, Prince of Powys, lord of Nannau, ruler of South Wales, m. Gwenlliam, dau. Of Gruffydd ap Cynan, Prince of North Wales, and was s. by his son,

Madoc, Prince of Powys who m. Eva, dau. & heir of Madoc ap Philip ap Ychtryd ap Edwin, lord of Englefield, Flint, and left issue:

Rhiwallon, who m. Ales (Alice), dau. Of Grwgenau ap Howel ap Eva, Lord of Arwystli, in Mont., whose son,

Dolphin m. Alice, dau. Of Cadwallon ap Madoc, lord of Kerry, Mont., by whom he had

Cynfelyn, lord of Manafon in Mont, whose wife was Gwenllian, dau of Sir Roger Mortimer, Earl of March (first juncture with the Normans), by whom he left a son

Einion, who m Alice, dau of Llewelyn ap Robert, lord of Cedewain, Mont., and had issue

Meredydd du, of Arwystli, Mont, who m Jonet, dau of Goronwy ap Einion ap Sissyllt, lord of Mathafarn, and had issue

Gruffydd, who m Ardden, dau of Meurig Fychan, Esq., of Nannau, whose son

Gruffydd Fichan (Vaughn), m Eva, dau of Llewelyn Fichan, lord of Tregynon, Mont,, and had issue

Gruffydd du, Esq., who by his wife Janet, dau of Meurig Llwyd (Lloyd), of Nannau, Esq., left a son

Llewelyn, who m Angharad, dau of Howel Iorwerth ap Gruffydd Fichan, of Neuaddwen, Llanerfyl, Mont, and had issue

David Llwyd (Lloyd), Esq, who m Jonet, dau of Madoc Lloyd of Llwynmelyn in Tregynon, Mont, Esq., whose son

Jenkin, m. Margaret, dau of John ap Evan ap Madoc ap Kyffin,Esq; by whom he had

David, whose wife was Jane, dau of DavidLloyd ap Meredith, Esq.; he left a son

Evan Goch, Esq., who m. Gwenllian, dau of Meredith ap Morgan of Maclonyd (Machynlleth?), Esq., and whose son

John, m Angharad, dau of Morris ap Ednyfed ap David Lloyd of Llandinum, Mont, Esq., and had issue

Hugh ap John, or Jones (here the surname “Jones” begins), Esq., who m Margaret, dau of Sir Richard Herbert of Montgomery, son of Sir William Herbert, son of Sir Thomas Herbert, Knight of Colebrook, Monmouthshire, and had issue

Evan Jones, Esq., of Trewythen, who m Dorothy, dau of Sir Thomas Scrims, of Staffordshire. His son

Wythen Jones, Esq., of Trewythen, m. Judith, dau of Edward (or Humphrey?) Lloyd,Esq of Llanynis, Denb., and had a son

Wythen Jones, Esq., who m Margaret, dau of Thomas Johnes, Esq., of Dalaucothi, co. of Carmathen, and had three sons: Hugh, Evan and John. The eldest son

Hugh Jones, esq., m. Elizabeth, dau of Morris Lewis, Esq., of Dolaugwenith, Mont., and had issue Wythen…

Unfortunately he doesn't give dates for anyone, so it's been quite a task trying to determine where he might fit in. From what I can tell, he would come in towards the bottom and could be a son of one of several... It seems, with his name, that he would be part of this family. Any help will be most appreciated!

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