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Aubrey/Awbrey Family

Awbrey - Welsh adaptation of Norman name de Alberico, who arrived in Wales shortly after the Conquest. Records show two prominent families, the Awbreys of Abercynrig, and of Ynyscedwin. Aubrey, Obray Found on this site

Awbrey

"Genealogical Research Report" By Charles H. Hamlin

"Aubrey- This name is spelled variously by the old clerks, lawyers and ministers of the period as: "Aubry- Aubrey-Aubray-Awbry-Awbrey-Awbray-Abary- Awbury. They were not spelled by the individuals themselves."

I found the information on the Stiant Awbrey information came from this site. Click here and you read where I found this information. ()

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(" **Stiant Awbrey, founder of the Aubrey family in Great Britain was " second brother to the Lord Awbrey, Earle of Bullen and Earle Marechal of France and came to England with William ye Conqueror in Anno 1066"

**Sir Rinalt Awbrey son of Stiant married Isabela, daughter of the Earle of Clare and Priany. Their son

Reginald (Rinalt) de St. Awbrey (de Sancto Alberico)born 1076 married Ann Their son

Reginald (Rinalt) de St. Awbrey (de Sancto Alberico)born: abt 1165 died ?.Reginald wife was Isabel of (de) Clare

Does this mean both Reginald married a De Clare? Can not prove the 2nd de Clare lady

St. Almedha, though not included in the ordinary lists, is said to have been a daughter of Brychan, and sister to St. Canoc, and to have borne the name of Elevetha, Aled, or Elyned, latinised into Almedha. The Welsh genealogists say, that she suffered martyrdom on a hill near Brecknock, where a chapel was erected to her memory; and William of Worcester says she was buried at Usk. Mr. Hugh Thomas (who wrote an essay towards the history of Brecknockshire in the year 1698) speaks of the chapel as standing, though unroofed and useless, in his time; the people thereabouts call it St. Tayled. It was situated on an eminence, about a mile to the eastward of Brecknock, and about half a mile from a farm-house, formerly the mansion and residence of the Aubreys, lords of the manor of Slwch, which lordship was bestowed upon Sir Reginald Awbrey by Bernard Newmarche, in the reign of William Rufus. Some small vestiges of this building may still be traced, and an aged yew tree, with a well at its foot, marks the site near which the chapel formerly stood.")

Now for what I found in book name "ANNALS AND ANTIQUITIES of THE COUNTIES and COUNTY FAMILES OF WALES” by Thomas Nicholas.

"Subtitle: “BRECONSHIRE; Extinct Families of Norman Origin”

P 86

OLD FAMILES OF NORMAN BLOOD

As was the custom under the Norman feudal system, Bernard Newmarch divided the land of Bycheiniog between himself and his chief follows; and these became in course of time, through intermarriage with the Welsh, more that Norman. It has already been intimated that a large proportion of William the Conqueror’s forces were pure or mixed Celts from Brittany, Normandy, and elsewhere,- many of them , indeed, descendants of Cynry from Wales, who had sought refuge and settlement in Brittany during the Saxon and Danish troubles; and it is more than probable that some of Newmarch’s companions wer of this description, and only restored the purity of their Celtic blood by alliances with the people of Brycheiniog. The example of marrying into Welsh families was set by Bernard Newmarch himself, who took to wife the notorious Nest, daughter of Trahaearn ap Caradog, and niece of Llywelyn as Seissyllt.

The Descendants of the Norman fief-holders of Brycheiniog best know to out times are the BURGHILLS, the GUNTERS, the AWBREYS, the HAVARDS, the PETOUS, the WALBEOFFES. When Powel wrote his HISTORIE OF CAMBRIA- or, rather, annotated and publish Caradog ap Ilancarvan’s Chronicle- in early part of the seventeenth century, most of the leading knights who fought with Newmarch had still representatives who claimed a share in their original estates. Powel says,-

“here came manie gentleman with the said Bernard Newmarch……upon whom he bestowed divers manours, which their heirs do possess and enjoy even to our time” He then mentions some of them by name, with manors. “The ASBERYES” had received the manours of ABERCYNRIG and SLOWCH; the WALBIEFES, the manour of Llanhamlach and Taly-Lhyn; the “GUNTERS, the manour of Gilston” (rather of Tregunter, whence they removed to Gilston); and the “HAVARDS, the manour of Pont-wiym”----HIST. CAMBR., p. 150.

AWBREYS OF ABERCYNRIG

The AWBREYS, derived from the Norman De Alberico, corrupted into Awbrey, were contemporary with the Conquest. Sir Riginald Awbery was on of Newmarch’s chief men, and got as his reward the lands of Abercynrig and Slwch. In the fifth generation after him, John Awbrey, according to Jones, sold Slwch to Richard, of the line of Caradog ’Freichfras, whose descendants resided there for upwards of four centuries, latterly under the name of Thomas, Abercynrig continued the seat of Awbreys until their decline, but this also was sold in more recent times, The family in the third generation after Bernard Newmarch’s conquest, began to intermarry with the Welsh, and in course of time became a Substantially Welsh family.

AWBREY OF YNYSCEDWIN

From Jenkin Awbrey, of Abercynrig, descended, at some distance, Evan Gwyn Awbrey, who married a Herbert of Crughowel. Their grandson, Morgan, was of Ynyscedwin, in the Vale of Tawe, and married a daughter of Thomas Games, of Abergran. Hes great-granddaugther merged the name of Awbrey in that of Gough, of Willersely, one of whose sons married Elinor Williams, of Aberpergwm (d.s.p.) and from third son, Fleming, the persent Mr Gough of Ynyscedwin is descended."

I also found the information here: The pedigree chart is this post was obtained from LDS FHC microfilm #104381, item #6, National Library of Wales (NLW) film # 6612 and here too:

It's interesting that the Awbrey family are de Clare descendants ...Earls of Pembroke until both the then current Earl and his heir became Magna Charta Surety Barons. They were dispossessed and Richard de Clare's title and daughter were given to William Marshall, Lord Protector of England. I can't remember who the siblings married at the moment. Other Magna Charta families more than likely.

The Washingtons also descend from the de Clare line via Margaret Butler and one of their descendants, John Wright I

The Magna Charta Surety Barons were all related to one another since their families had intermarried for centuries by the time of Runnymede in 1215.Anyone interested in finding out more could search the list archives of GEN-MEDIEVAL-L@rootsweb.com.

Reginald Awbrey, Earl of (three or four words unreadable) in France "Reginald Awbrey, earl of _____ in France. This is probably Alberic, Earl of Bullen and Dammartin. He was a brother to Saunders de Sancto Alberico, the first Awbrey in Britain. --Lewis Dwnn, Visitation of Wales --Llyfr Achau" Saunder brothers were Eric, Earl of Boulogne and Earl Faruschal of France, of Franch Royal Blood

Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III Bevan Family Stiant Awbrey, founder of the Aubrey family in Great Britain, was "second brother to the Lord Awbrey, Earle of Bullen and Earle Marechal of France, and came to England with William ye Conqueror, in Anno 1066."

Sir Rinalt Awbrey, son of Stiant, married a daughter of the Earle of Clare and Priany, and their second

Lloyd manuscripts : genealogies of the families of Awbrey-Vaughan, Blunston, Burbeck, Garrett, Gibbons, Heacock, Hodge, Houlston, Howard, Hunt, Jarman, Jenkin-Griffith, Jones, Knight, Knowles, Lloyd, Newman, Paschall, Paul, Pearson, Pennell, Pott, Pyle, Reed, Sellers, Smith, Thomas, Till, Williams, Wood : Welsh records Lancaster, Pa.: New Era Print. Co., 1912, 447 pgs

Saunders de Sancto Alberico brother to Alberic, Earl of Boulogne and Danmartin and Earl Fareshal of Frances in 1066

Notes of the Awbrey Pedigree Vol ii Lewis Dwnn's Visiations of Wales page 40 footnote I

Vincent (no. 136. folio 867, in the College of Arms; give a good pedigree of the Awbrey family deduced from Saint Awbrey of the Blood Royal of France; who came into England with the Conqueror as appearsby an ancient Chronicle in All Soul's Colleg, Oxford and which recited in Debrett's Barrontage.

Sant Awbrey, came with Wm Conqueror

"Saunders de Sancto Alberico, brother of the aforementioned Alberic, was a contemporary of William I.--from an ancient chronicle in All Souls College, Oxford" Saunders de Alberico was bc 1030 in France & reportedly a brother of Alberic, Earl of Boulogne & Dammartin, & Earl Fareschal of France in 1066. He invaded Eng. with William the Conqueror in 1066.) Father of Reginald

Sir Reyianld Awbrey was a contemporary with the Conqueror

Now if Reginald was contemporary with the Conqueror, This would mean that Reginald would been about the same age as William the Conqueror born abt 1026/1028. So Reginald was born 1026s

| Sir Reginald Awbrey, m. Isabel, daughter to Richard FitzGilbert De Clare and Rohese Giffard. "Sir Reginald Awbrey, chief knight of Bernard Newmarche. He was rewarded the lordships of Abercynrig and Slwch. He married, supposedly, Isabel of (de) Clare.

--Americans of Gentle Birth, Hannah Pittman--Lloyd Manuscripts, H.W. Lloyd

Sir Reginald Awbrey (bc 1026 Normandy France) marr. Isabel de Clare (bc 1060 Normandy, France to Richard de Clare, Earl of Briones & Earl of Claire & Tunbridge).

Sir Reginald accompanied Bernard Newmarch in conquering Brecknock, where he reportedly won Abercynfrig & Siwch. He owned the manor of Abercynfrig & Slough & other properties in Wales. Sir Reginald & Isabel became the parents of Reginald (bc 1076), William (bc1090), (Joan is by his first wife (bc 1050) & Agnes (bc 1084). (Note William was not his son but greatgrandson)

"I do not believe this Isabel to be identical to the Isabel that married John Marshall. There were many Isabel de Clares and I think one of the less notable ones married Sir Reginald Awbrey, mainly because the dates don't match. Note from Janet"

St. Almedha, though not included in the ordinary lists, is said to have been a daughter of Brychan, and sister to St. Canoc, and to have borne the name of Elevetha, Aled, or Elyned, latinised into Almedha. The Welsh genealogists say, that she suffered martyrdom on a hill near Brecknock, where a chapel was erected to her memory; and William of Worcester says she was buried at Usk. Mr. Hugh Thomas (who wrote an essay towards the history of Brecknockshire in the year 1698) speaks of the chapel as standing, though unroofed and useless, in his time; the people thereabouts call it St. Tayled. It was situated on an eminence, about a mile to the eastward of Brecknock, and about half a mile from a farm-house, formerly the mansion and residence of the Aubreys, lords of the manor of Slwch, which lordship was bestowed upon Sir Reginald Awbrey by Bernard Newmarche, in the reign of William Rufus. Some small vestiges of this building may still be traced, and an aged yew tree, with a well at its foot, marks the site near which the chapel formerly stood. This same habit is still (in Sir Richard Colt Hoare's time) used by the Welsh ploughboys; they have a sort of chaunt, consisting of half or even quarter notes, which is sung to the oxen at plough: the countrymen vulgarly supposing that the beasts are consoled to work more regularly and patiently by such a lullaby.

Glamorgan: Llantrithyd - Wills and Administrations Granted, Court of Archdeacon of Berks, 1508-1652

Second Register Burials A Calendar of Berkshire Wills and Administrations. 1508 to 1652.

County: Wales: Glamorgan; Country: Wales

1598 Awbrey, Awbery, Aubery, or Auberie, als. Pottinger, William, Marlstone, Bucklebury J. 384

"Burke's Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland [database online] Provo, UT: Original data: A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry; or, Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank: but uninvested with heritable honours. , London: Colburn, 1837-38. e's Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. Original data: A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry; or, Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank: but uninvested with heritable honours. , London: Colburn, 1837-38.

Description:

This database details information found in John Burke’s history of landed gentry or commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, printed in 1837 and 1838. The work includes information about those persons who owned land or held high official rank, but were not considered nobility. Biographies often contain information about names, places, dates of vital events such as birth, marriage and death, occupations, and occasionally, an achievement of a coat of arms

Name: James Walwyn , esq. b. in 1768 , succeeded his father, John Walwyn , esq. M. P.

The Welsh genealogists, according to their custom, have carried the antiquity of the Walwyn family very high, deriving the descent of Sir Philip ap David , Lord of Walwayne's Castle, in Pembrokeshire , from Gualgnain , sister's son to King Arthur , the British hero, and therein they have been followed by William of Malmesbury , Robert of Gloucester, Camden , and several others. "Tunc (anno 1086 ) in Provincia Wallarum quæ Ros vocatur inventum est sepulchrum Walweni, qui fuit haud deneger Arturis ex Sorore Nepos, regnavitque in ea parte Britanniæ quæ adhuc Walwertha vocatur. Miles virtute nominatissimus, sed a Fratre et Nepote Hengristii Regno pulsus," &c. Camden also mentions the same person, as may be seen under the name of Waldwin , which he says "some have interpreted out of the German tongue, which signifies a conqueror, but we now use Gawen instead of Walwyn ; but if Walwin was a Britan, and King Arthur 's nephew, as William of Malmesbury noteth, when he speaketh of his gyant-like bones found in Wales , I refer the signification to the Britans." The name is composed of two British words, Gwal, which signifies a wall, and Gwynne or Wynne, white; to which the family crest, a wyvern upon an embattled wall or tower argent, refers. It is also local, and the ruins of Walwyn Castle, or the castle with white walls, are yet, or lately were, to be seen in Pembrokeshire , where it gives name to a parish near Haverfordwest In the manuscripts of Doctor Blount , of the city of Hereford , we find under the article of Marcle Magna "These Walwayus are of ancient descent from Gwallain , or Walwayn Castle, in Pembrokeshire , of which family was Sir Philp Walwayn , who being engaged in King William Rufus's time, under Bernard de Newmarch , the Norman, in the conquest of Brecknockshire , (The twelve knights who came into Wales at the conquest of Brecknockshire , in the train of Bernard de Newmarch.

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of The Commoners of Great Britain And Ireland Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank: But Uninvested With Heritable Honours. History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. Walwyn, of Longworth.

Lineage.

Sir Reginald Awbrey , of Abercunricke and Slough .

The history of Wales, London: :: Printed for J. Johnson, no. 72, St. Paul's Church-yard.,, 1788, 665 pgs.

Page 225 "The fituation of South Wales, rendered defencelegs by death of Rys Ap Tewdwr, favoured the defigns of thefe miltiary adventurers. Among the foemofth of whom was Bernard de Newmarche; who eafily took poffiffion of the Province of Brecknock, containing three cantrevs and to colour his title with form degree of poularity, He married Neft a granddaugther of Gryffydh ap Lelewelyn

Several gentlemen came at this time to Brecknock with Bernard de Newmarche to whom he gave the following manor, which their heirs enjoy to this time, the manof of Abercynuic and Slowch to the Aubreys; the manot of Linabamlach and Tal-y-Lbhy to the Walbiefs;The Manor of Gifton to the Gunters and the Manor of Pontwiym to the Havards

"The Genealogies of Glamorgan" .. (page 337)

"... The earlier descents of the recorded pedigree are without authority, and its quite evident that the 500 years intervening between the founder and the 8th [generation] on the list could not spanned by the number of generations"

I Saunders de Sancto Alberico, or de Alta Ripa, father of

II Sir Reginald de Sancto Alberico married Isabel d. of Richard de Clare

A companion of Bernard Newmarch in the conquest of Brecknock, where he is reputed to have won Abercynfig and Slwch. 4 children listed ..

1) Reginald settled in France

2) William - see III below

3) Joan married Sir Peter Gunter of Tregunter

4) Agnes married Sir John Harvard

There a mistake above. Sir Reginald de Sancto Alberico married Isabel d. of Richard de Clare

But Sir Reginald de Sancto Alberico was before to Joan (Unknown maiden name) their daughter Joan married Sir Peter Gunter

Sir Reginald de Sancto Alberico married Isabel children were

1) Reginald settled in France

2) Agnes married Sir John Harvard

Reginald II settled in France, Reginald did go back to France and died there but he married Ann__ in Wales having son name Reginald III

This son Reginald is son William below

I William de Awberey/Aubrey married Joan dau of Sir William Gunter

II Thomas Awbrey married Ann dau of John Carew a Feudal Lord

III Thomas Awbrey ranger of Brecknock forest married Joan dau Trahaerne Ap Einion Lord of Comond

IV Thomas Awbrey ranger/constable of Brecknock forest married Nest dau. of Owen Gethyn of Glyn Tawe ap Maenarch

VI Richard Awbrey married Crisly dau. of Phillip ap Elidur of Llandeilo-vawr

VIII John Awbrey of Abercynfrig sheriff 1586 married a dau. of William Thomas of Cwrt Rhadir

“Lloyd Manuscripts” by Howard Williams Lloyd. Publisher: Press of the New Era Printing Co. Lancaster, PA., 1912

Page 18

“Vincent (No. 136. Folio 867, in the College of Arms) gives a good pedigree of the Awbrey family deduced from Saint Awbrey of the Blood Royal of France; who came into England with William the Conqueror as appears by an Ancient Chronicle in All Souls’ College, Oxford, and which is recited in Debrett’s Barontage”

Page 19

“The origin of the Awbrey family of Brecknockshire appears to have been in the overrunning of that country by one the followers of William the Conqueror, a Norman name Alberico, Awberico or Awbrey, whose descendants remained in the conquered country”

Page 15

“The Manor of Gilestone was given to Sir Giles Pierrpoint by Bernard Newmarch, when after the conquest of Breconshire, in 1088 to 1092, he distributed the conquered domain among his followers. To Sir Peter Gunter he gave the Manor of Tregunter or Gunterstone. To Sir Regianald Awbrey he gave the Manors of Abercynrig and Slwch.

Page 18

“ Sir Reginald de Sancto Alberico who was a companion of Bernard Newmarch in the conquest of Brecknock, where he is reputed to have won Abercynfrig and Slwch, who married Isabel, dau of Richard de Clare (this is mistake here Richard de Clare was not born then. This what it should read Sir Reynald Awbrey, m. Isabel, d. to Richard FitzGilbert Clare and Rohese Giffard). Sir Reginald was a son of Saunders de Sancto Alberico, who is said to have been a brother to Alberic, Earl of Boulogne and Danmartin and Earl Fareschal of France, I 1066. Sir Reginald and Isabel had:

Children

Jane (Joan) Awbrey b: 1080 in Normandy

Reginald Aubrey

Anne Awbrey b: 1085 in Normandy

“LIMBUS PATRUM MORGANIAE ET GLAMORGANIAE.

Being The Genealogies of the Older Families of the Lordships of Morgan and Glamorgan. Now, for the First Time, Collected, Collated and Printed” by George T Clark of Talygarn. Publish in London by Wyman and Sons date 1886.

Page 337

“Awbrey of Abercynfrig, Co., Brecknock and Llantrithyd Co., Gramorgan”

The family of Awbrey is of high antiquity in Brecknock and branches of it settled in Caremarthen and Glamorgan, and latterly in Oford and Bucks. Before its settlement in Glamorgan it had intermarried frequently in that county, chiefly in its western part.

The earlier descents of the recorded pedigrees are without authority, and it is quite evident that the five hundred years intervening between the founder and the eighth on the list could not have been spanned by the number of generations.

Arms----- “Azure, a chevron between 3 eagles’ heads erased or” Crest--- “An eagle’s heard erased or” Motto--- “ Solem Fero”

Alberic,Earl of Boulgne and Dammartin, and Earl Mareschal of France in 1066, is said to have been elder brother of a certain.

I. Saunders de Sancto Alberico or de Alta Ripa, was bc ? in France & reportedly a brother of Alberic, Earl of Boulogne & Dammartin, & Earl Fareschal of France in 1066. (He invaded Eng. with William the Conqueror in 1066.) Father of Reginald

Sir Reginald de Sancto Alberico ) son of Saunders de Sancto Alberico married a daughter of the Earle of Clare and Priany. Reginald (Rinalt) de St. Awbrey (de Sancto Alberico) born: ? died ?marr. Isabel de Clare (bc in Normandy, France to Richard de Clare, Earl of Briones & Earl of Claire & Tunbridge). Sir Reginald accompanied Bernard Newmarch in conquering Brecknock, where he reputed to have won Abercynfrig & Siwch. He owned the manor of Abercynfrig & Slough & other properties in Wales. Reginald wife was Isabel de Clare. Isabel de Clare is a descend of Charlemagne

"THE DOMESDAY BOOK"

"Tonbridge Richard of Also called Richard deClare and Richard, FitzGilbert, Son of Count Gilbert of Brion, brother of Baldwin of Exeter, Lord of Clare , Suffolk, Lord of Lowry of Tonbridge Castle. Holdings in eight counties from Suffolk to Devon.

(Saunders de Saint Awbrey) He Came to England with William the Conqueror and brother Lord Awbry, Earle Bullen and Earle Marchall of France in 1066

Children

1 Sir Rinallt/Reginald Awbrey m'd Isabel Clare dau of Richard Fitz Gilbert Earl of Clare (<1035-1090) and Rohese/Rehais/Robesia Giffard per: Glenn, Thomas Allen, Merion in the Welsh Tract, _____, Norristown, PA, 1896, pp. 308.

Sir Peter Gunter of Tregunter

Next Gen.

Sir Rinallt/Reginald Awbrey daugher Joan/Jane born 1050 m’d Sir Peter Gunter born 1035 of Tregunter

In the 'History of Brecknockshire,' by Mr. Theophilus Jones, mention is made of the following twelve Norman knights, and the names of the manors they each received. To Sir Reginald Aubrey, the manors of Abercunricke and Slough; to Sir John Scull, Bolgoed and Crai; to Sir Peter Gunter, Gunterstone; to Sir Humphrey Ffrergill, Crickhowell; to Sir Miles Piegard, Ischergrog; to Sir John Waldebieffe, Lanbanffoag; to Sir Humphrey Sollers, Treduston; to Sir Richard de Boyes, Treboyer; to Sir Walter Havard, Pontwillim; to Sir Hugh Surdnan, Aberisker; to Sir Philip Walwin, The Hay; and to Sir Richard Paglin the manor of Peytyns

"History of Brecknockshire,' by Mr. Theophilus Jones, mention is made of twelve Norman knights, and the names of the manors they each received. and to Sir Peter Gunter, Gunterstone"

Peter Gaunt (Gunter) came over to Wales with Bernard de Neufmarche, a Norman Knight. He in turn was one of William the Conqueror's Knights..

The Parliamentary History of the Principality of Wales, from the Earliest Times to the Present ... By William Retlaw Williams

1712 James Gunter son James Gunter or the Prioty descended from the Gunters of Tregunter)

Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of the County By Sussex Archaeological Society

Sir Peter Gunter 'Knight of the golden glove" who aided in the subjugation of Wales in the fourth year of William Rufus and is also stated to have previously followed the fortunes of the Conqueror himself

Lower Wharfedale: Being a Complete Account of the History, Antiquities and Scenery of the ... By Harry Speight

The Gunter family is of great antiquity and traces its desent to one Sir Peter Gunter, Knight, aide-de-camp to the Conqueror who in 1079 went to Wales and received the manors called after him "Tegunter, Genterstone

Havard

Sir Walter de Havre de Grace a contemporary with the Conquest.

Theophilus Jones in "The History of Brecknockshire" published 1809

Welsh Havard's of Breacon

The Havards were a Norwegian Viking family of some social status and the first settlement. (occupation) in Normandy was in the hamlet of "Les Flamands" near Neuf-Marche, south of the town of Gournay-en-Bray between Rouen and Beavais. Many Havard's are not related to this branch of the family as they are decended from Norwegian Havard's (Haavard or Havard with a little 'o' over the first a). The English Havard's are mainly decended from the Welsh Havard. The Welsh Havard are decendents of Walter, a knight who supported William the Conquerer and his invasion of England. The area around Breacon was given to him as thanks and they married into the Royal family of Wales, the Vaughn's. Evidence of this can be seen in Breacon Cathedral on the tombstones. The family motto is "Hope in God", the crest a Bulls head on a white shield with three red stars surrounding it. Walter (William the Conqueror's general) said to have son John and another one name Peter

Havard — brought to Wales when Bernard de Neufmarche gave the manor of Pontwilyn to Sir Walter Havard, recorded by historians as Walter Havre de Grace.

The Havard surname is first recorded (c900 AD) in Britanny (north-west France) and they are believed to be descended from Viking invaders/settlers. The name is still in use today in Norway and the British Island of Orkney (north of Scotland) as a first name. My branch arrived in England in the wake of the Norman conquest (1066) although they were not part of the invasion itself. The head of the family was a Norman knight, Sir Walter Havard, who was granted land near Brecon in Wales in 1086 by Bernard de Neumarch who was the conqueror's (William 1st) brother in law. The family survived by marrying into the Welsh tribes - whereas some of the other Norman families tried to keep a pure Norman bloodline and eventually expired. It has always been a small but noted Welsh family. In the first half of the 20th century there was a Bishop Havard who endowed a library at St David's Cathedral and is buried at Brecon. During the First World War he served in the trenches as Chaplain to the! Welsh Guards and won (at least one) Gallantry Award. It is most likely that you are descended from the Welsh family (emigration to the US being virtually unknown from North-West France) and that your forebears arrived in America between 1760 and 1890 - although your grandfather's brothers' names imply some distance from the original settlers - who would have used Welsh first names (such as Thomas, David, Owen, Morgan).

"Wales Annals and Antiquities", chapter Extinct Families of Norman Origin, p 87.

OLD FAMILIES OF BRITISH ORIGIN.

89 Havards of Pontwilym. Among the Knights of Bernard Newmarch as already mentioned was one of the name of Havard, or whose name came to be so sounded and written in after times. It is said that he came from Havre de Grace, the seaport town of Normandy (Havre is the same word as W. aber, and Gaelic inver), and was called Walter de Havre de Grace. He was given for his services in the subjugation of Brycheiniog, a lordship at Pontwilym, in the immediate neighbourhood of Bernard's own Castle of Brecon, and here for many genera- tions his descendants continued to reside in considerable affluence. In the eighth gene- ration Madog Havard m. a Welsh lady of the family of Einion Sais, ancestor of Sir David Gam and the Games family. A favourite family name with them was " Jenkin."

The history of Wales, London: :: Printed for J. Johnson, no. 72, St. Paul's Church-yard.,, 1788, 665 pgs.

Page 225

"The fituation of South Wales, rendered defencelegs by death of Rys Ap Tewdwr, favoured the defigns of thefe miltiary adventurers. Among the foemofth of whom was Bernard de Newmarche; who eafily took poffiffion of the Province of Brecknock, containing three cantrevs and to colour his title with form degree of poularity, He married Neft a granddaugther of Gryffydh ap Lelewelyn

Several gentlemen caome at this time to Brecknock with Brenard de Newmarche to whom he gave the following manor, which their heirs enjoy to this time, the manof of Abercynuic and Slowch to the Aubreys; the manot of Linabamlach and Tal-y-Lbhy to the Walbiefs; the Manor of Gifton to the Gunters and the Manor of Pontwiym to the Havards

John Havard m'd Agnes/Ann daugher of Sir Rinallt/Reginald Awbrey and Isabel De Clare

Sir Reginald Awbrey II born 1076 married Ann had son Sir Reginald Awbrey III born 1165. Sir Rinallt/Reginald Awbrey II when France and died there

Sir Reginald Awbrey born 1165,married a unknown lady and theris on is William de Sto Alberico or Awbrey and son and MIGHT have had another son name Reginald too,

Next Gen.

William de Sto Alberico or Awbrey born abt 1199 , of Abercynfrig, county Brecknock, Wales, married Joan Gunter , daughter of Sir William Gunter, Knight and Elinor Walbieffe. William is the son of Philip Gunter Elizabeth Skull. Philip is son William Gunter and Margaret Pitcher. William son of William Gunter and Jennet Bois. This William is son of Sir Peter Gunter and Joan Awbrey

“Sable a ~chevron between 3 gauntlets or”

Their son

Thomas Awbrey born abt 1209 : in Abercynfrig, Wales m’d Joan/Ann Carew father Feudal Lord John de Carew. “or, 3 lions passant in pale sable” son of Sir Edgar Carew Lord of Cayrowe. Son of Edmond Cayrowe and Elizabeth Tudor(Tewdwr)daughter of Rhys AP Tewdwr Prince of South Wales and Lady Gwenllian, daughter of Gruffydd Ap Cynan King of North Wales Edmond Cayrowe Son of Rhys ap Tudor Mawr Prince of South Wales (-1093) and Gwladus. per: Glenn, Thomas Allen, Merion in the Welsh Tract, _____, Norristown, PA, 1896, pp. 308. and Thomas, Lawrence Buckley, The Thomas Book, Henry T. Thomas Co./Heritage Books, NY/Bowie, MD, 1896/___, pp. 4

Thomas and Ann Children:

1. Thomas Awbrey abt 1234 of Aberkynfrig, Constable and Ranger of the Forest of Brecknock and cuatoes of that castle. M’d Joan daughter of Treharne ap Einion, Lord of Comond. Who bore “Sable, a fess. Between 2 daggers, one erect and one reversed or”

Thomas and Joan Children

1. Thomas "Fychan" Awbrey (Red-haired); sometimes called “Thomas Awbrey hen and also Y.Constabl Coch. born about 1269 in Abercynfrig, Wales. He was an officer under the Duke of Buckingham Constable and Ranger of the Forest of Brecknock. *Thomas wife was Nest verch Owain Gethyn of Glyn Tawe;ap Maenarch. She bore “Azure, a buck springing forward argent, attired or” The Parliamentary Writs make mention of two Awbrey of co. Hereford, possibly related to or identical with the Awbreys of Brecknock. John Awbrey was a lord of the township of Much-Cowaren, co. Hereford 9 Edward II and manucaptor the Adam de Halnake, M.P. for that shire. Also Thomas Awbrey was a lord of the township of Thorndon Roudon and Waocton co. Hereford 9 Edward II.

2 Griffith who married Margaret dau of Philip ap Elidur.

Wiltshire: - Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem Returned Into the Court of Chancery in the Reign of Charles 1st

"Thomas Lambert, esquire. Delivered into Court 9th May, 20 Charles 1st [1644]. Abstracts of the Inquisitiones Post Mortem Relating to the County of Wilts. Chancery, Miscellaneous Series.

Robert Bishop, gentleman.

County: Wiltshire Country: England

Robert Bishopp was seized of one messuage in the town of Mere; 41 acres of arable land in the parish of Mere; one close of pasture called the Croft, containing 2 1/2 acres, lying in Mere meade, within the said parish; one messuage in Church-street in Mere; 16 acres of arable land lying in the common fields there, lately purchased of Thomas Crowch; two closes of pasture called East Cruly and West Cruly, in the parish of Knowle, containing 10 acres; one close of pasture there called Chadenwich Hayes, containing 11 acres; one small piece of meadow containing about 24 perches: which said three closes called East and West Cruly and Chadenwich Hayes, the said Robert Bishopp lately purchased to himself and to William Bishopp, his son and heir-apparent, and their heirs, of Thomas Awbrey, gent., and were late parcel of the farm or demesne lands of the manor of Chadenwich, in the said parish of Mere; four messuages and six gardens lying in New Sarum, lately purchased of Thomas Wilton; one close of meadow called Ham mead, containing 20 acres, lying in the parish of Kington Magna, co. Dorset, and late parcel of the capital messuage or demesne lands of the manor of Kington Magna

"Wiltshire: - Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem Returned Into the Court of Chancery in the Reign of Charles 1st

"Philip Tyce, gentleman. Delivered into Court 29the January, 8 Charles 1st [1633].

County: Wiltshire; Country: England

During the life of [the said Philip Tyce], William Grove, late of Shaffton, co. Dorset, gent., deceased, and Thomas Awbrey, of Chadenwich, co. Wilts, gent., deceased, were seised to them and their heirs of the manor of Seggehull alias Segghill, co. Wilts, which they held of the Queen in chief by knight service by the 100th part of a knight's fee

"Wiltshire: - Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem Returned Into the Court of Chancery in the Reign of Charles 1st

Philip Tyce, gentleman. Delivered into Court 29the January, 8 Charles 1st [1633].

County: Wiltshire Country: England Being so seised, by indenture 25 Apr [1574] , 16 Elizabeth, the said William Grove and Thomas Awbrey enfeoffed Thomas... father of the aforesaid Philip, of one messuage and half a virgate of land in Segghull and of 15 1/2 acres of land and pasture in Segghull...and half a virgate of land in the tenure of the said Thomas Tyce or his assigns; which messuage and other the premises last mentioned were parcel of the aforesaid ... Segghull. To hold to the same Thomas Tyce, his executors, administrators or assigns, for his natural life, and after his decease, for the term of 41 years, and after the completion of the said term to wholly remain to the aforesaid Philip Tice, son and heir of the said Thomas, and the heirs of his body, and for default of such issue, then to the first and next son of the said Thomas, and the heirs of their bodies, with other remainders. To hold of the said William Grove and Thomas Awbrey, as of their manor of Segghull, by fealty only and 16d. yearly for all rents, suits, services, and demands, with the reversion thereof to the said William Grove and Thomas Awbrey

England, Scotland, Ireland: Musgrave's Obituaries Prior to 1800, parts 1 & 2

Marriage Allegations, 1660 Obituary Prior to 1800 (as far as Relates to England, Scotland, and Ireland), Compiled by Sir William Musgrave, 6th Bart., of Hayton Castle, Co. Cumberland, and Entitled by him "A General Nomenclator and Obituary, with Referrence to the Books Where the Pe 1679.

County: General

Awbrey, Wm. 23 Jul 1595. (Wood's Fasti Ox. 81

"England: - Calendar of Chancery Proceedings, Bills and Answers filed in the reign of King Charles the First, (A-D)

Marriage Allegations, 1660 Index to Chancery Proceedings. Bills and Answers Bundle A. 19.

County: General

9 Awbrey, knt. Herbert

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Thomas Aubrey and his wife Nest ferch Owain Gethin are at the top of table "Aubrey 1" on p. 44 of volume 1 of Bartrum's *Welsh Genealogies AD 1400-1500* [Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 1983]. This table and the following tables (through "Aubrey 6") are their descendants down to those born in or a little after 1500

Thomas "Fychan" Awbrey (bc 1234 Breck- nockshire, Wales) marr. Nest Verch Owen Gethyn (b 1250), dtr of Owen Gethyn & Gwennllian Godwin. Owen was paternally descended from Blethin Mayarnch, Lord of Brecknock. Thomas, ranger of Breckneck Forest, was often called "The Red Constable". Children of Thomas & Nest were Richard, Thomas & Gruffydd

Thomas Aubrey and his wife Nest ferch Owain Gethin are at the top of table "Aubrey 1" on p. 44 of volume 1 of Bartrum's *Welsh Genealogies AD 1400-1500* [Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 1983]. This table and the following tables (through "Aubrey 6") are their descendants down to those born in or a little after 1500

He was an officer under the Duke of Buckingham Constable and Ranger of the Forest of Brecknock

Thomas "Fychan" Awbrey (bc 1234 Breck- nockshire, Wales) marr. Nest Verch Owen Gethyn (b 1250), dtr of Owen Gethyn & Gwennllian Godwin. Owen was paternally descended from Blethin Mayarnch, Lord of Brecknock. Thomas, ranger of Breckneck Forest, was often called "The Red Constable". Children of Thomas & Nest were Richard Thomas (bc 1268) & Gruffydd (bc 1270

Thomas Awbrey (Red-haired) ; sometimes called "Thomas Awbrey hen and also Y.Constabl Coch". Abt in Abercynfrig, Wales. He was an officer under the Duke of Buckingham Constable and Ranger of the Forest of Brecknock. *Thomas wife was Nest verch Owain Gethyn of Glyn Tawe;ap Maenarch. She bore "Azure, a buck springing forward argent, attired or" The Parliamentary Writs make mention of two Awbrey of co. Hereford, possibly related to or identical with the Awbreys of Brecknock. John Awbrey was a lord of the township of Much-Cowaren, co. Hereford 9 Edward II and manucaptor the Adam de Halnake, M.P. for that shire. Also Thomas Awbrey was a lord of the township of Thorndon Roudon and Waocton co. Hereford 9 Edward II.

Thomas and Nest Awbrey had

1. Richard Awbrey born abt 1299: in Abercynfrig, Wales died: Richard Awbrey married Creslie/Cresly, daughter of Philip ap Elidur of Llandeilo-vawr. “Argent, a fees between 3 ravens sable.

Children:

1 John Awbrey abt 1329 of Abercynfrig, Sheriff 1586 m’d dau of Thomas of Cwrt Rhadir

Children 1. Gwalter Awbrey born about 1359 of Abercynfrig M’d Joan Morgan heiress of Rees ap Morgan Enion of Llangattog and Rhydodin co., Carpathian “Vert a lion rampant sable”

2 William m’d Joyce dau of William Rudhall of Clehonger Co. Hereford where his descendants resided. Herbert Awbrey, of Clehonger JR 1 Jan 1664/65 writing to Secretary Williamson, “rejoices in his appointments under so good a prince” [State Papers, Dom p 158] 17 Jan 1668 he gave by deed L6 per annum to the poor Lanvrynach. He m’d Arabella Harcourt.

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Walter Awbrey m’d Joan Morgan children:

1 Morgan Awbrey born 1389 of Aberkynfrig married [Elizabeth] Alice Wenllian Lloyd daughter of Watkin Thomas David Lloyd.

2 John Awbrey Of Aberkynfrig

3 Thomas Awbrey Of Aberkynfrig

4 Richard Awbrey Of Aberkynfrig

5 Jenkin Awbrey Of Aberkynfrig , ancestor of the Cadet Branch

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Morgan Awbrey abt 1389 of Aberkynfrig married Alice Wenllian Lloyd daughter and co h of Watkin ap Thomas ap David Lloyd from Einon Sais “Sable, a chevron between 3 spears heads argent.” [other accounts call his wife Alice]Morgan Awbrey (also called "Morgan the Old" who was Lord of Brecon & Abercynfrig (bc 1410 in Abercynfrig, Brecknockshire, Wales) marr. (1) Alice Verch Watkin (bc 1392, dtr of Thomas Watkin & Margred Hywell, and granddaughter of Thomas Ap Dafydd Lloyd

Children of Morgan & Alice, all born in Abercynfrig, were John (bc 1413), Jenkin (bc 1416), Maud (bc 1418), Dafydd (bc 1420), Thomas (bc 1425, d in Ystradgyrlais, Wales), Margred (1427) & Jane (bc 1429).

Children

1 Jenkin Awbrey born abt 1416 of Abercynfrig

2 Thomas of Ystradgynlais, whence a Branch

3 David

4 John whence a Branch

5 Jane m Howel Burchell

6 Maud m John ap Rosser ap John of Duffryn, Usk co., Brecon

7 Wenllian, 1597 m John ap Griffith Vachan

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Jenkin Awbrey m’d Gwendoline dau of Owen ap Griffith ap Owen Gethyn of Glyn of Glyn Tawe. “Azure , a Stag trippant argent, between his tynes a crown or” Found this in another book *Jenkin Awbrey, esquire married Gwenlliam, daughter of Owain ap Griffith, Esquire, of Tay y Lyn and Jenkin Awbrey (bc 1416 Abercynfrig, Brecknockshire, Wales, 2nd son of Morgan Awbrey) marr. Gwendoline Verch Owen (bc 1421 Glen Tawe, Wales). Gwendoline was the dtr of Owen Griffith & Mawd Morgan. Jenkin & Gwendoline's children were Hopkin (bc 1439),Dafydd (bc 1441), Richard (1443), Anne (bc1445), Thomas (bc 1447) & Cissil (bc 1449).

The House of Griffith

About the year 1113, "there was a talke through South Wales, of Gruffyth, the sonne of Rees ap Theodor, who, for feare of the king, had beene of a child brought up in Ireland, and had come over two yeares passed, which time he had spent privilie with his freends, kinsfolks, and affines; as with Gerald, steward of Penbrooke, his brother-in-law, and others. But at the last he was accused to the king, that he intended the kingdome of South Wales as his father had enjoied it, which was now in the king's hands; and that all the countrie hoped of libertie through him; therefore the king sent to take him. But Gryffyth ap Rees hering this, sent to Gruffyth ap Conan, prince of North Wales, desiring him of his aid, and that he might remaine safelie within his countrie; which he granted, and received him joiouslie for his father's sake." He afterwards proved so troublesome and successful an antagonist, that the king endeavoured by every possible means to get him into his power. To Gruffyth ap Conan he offered "mountaines of gold to send the said Gruffyth or his head to him." And at a subsequent period, he sent for Owen ap-Cadogan said to him, "Owen, I have found thee true and faithful unto me, therefore I desire thee to take or kill that murtherer, that doth so trouble my loving subjects." But Gruffyth escaped all the snares which the king had laid for him, and in the year 1137 died a natural and honourable death; he is styled in the Welsh chronicle, "the light, honor, and staie of South Wales;" and distinguished as the bravest, the wisest, the most merciful, liberal, and just, of all the princes of Wales. By his wife Gwenllian, the daughter of Gruffyth ap Conan, he left a son, commonly called the lord Rhys, who met the archbishop at Radnor, as is related in the first chapter of this Itinerary.

Children:

1. Hopkin Awbrey born abt 1448 of Abercynrig,

2 Richard, ancestor of Awbrey of Yniscedwin

3 Thomas, ancestor of Awbrey of Gunterston

4 David m’d Mary d of David Powel Vachan of Frwd-Grech

5 Ann m’d Howel Morgan

6 Cecil m’d Lewis Gunter of Tregunter

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Hopkin Awbrey of Abercynfrig m’d Ann daughter of John ap Griffith (Gruffydd), by Allson, daughter of Morgan ap Howel ap Llewelyn ap Howel Vachan by the d of William ap Philip ap Elidur Ddu. “Arms--”Argent, a buck lodged proper, attired or, with branch in his mouth,vert”

Children:

1. Jenkin Awbrey who married; but whose elder line male became extinct

2. William Awbrey (This William had son Richard of Aberkynfrig who had son Richard of Lianelyw,Breknoch who had son Thomas (third son)who had William of Lianelyw manor. William AWBREY Birth: Abt. 1480 Of Abercynfrig, Brecon, Wales William AWBREY Birth: Abt 1510 Of Abercynfrig, , WalesDeath: 27 Jun 1547 Brecknockshire, Wales Marriage: Abt 1535 , , Wales Spouse: Jane HERBERT ("Dr. William Awbrey (Dr of Laws), fourth son of Thomas Awbrey. I don't know if he was ever a knight. He was the Judge Advocate of the Queen's Army at St. Quentin, as well as Vicar General of Canterbury, Master of Requests to Queen Elizabeth, Master in Chancery, Member of the Council of Marches, and Member of Parliament. He was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, and one can find much information about him in any Dictionary of National Biography from England, which ought to be fairly easy to find in the United States")

***For more on this family look at the bottom of this page.

3 William m Maud Lloyd d of Philip Madoc ap Thrherne

4 ****Thomas whence Awbrey of Cantreff

5. John Awbrey of London

4. Felice Awbrey m John Herbert of Llangonydd

5 a dau m’d Thomas John

6 a dau m’d Walter Thomas

7 a dau m’d Owen ap Sir Rhys ap Thomas

8 a dau m’d Henry of Llanegwad

9. Margaret Awbrey m’d Henry Powel of Reeding

10. Jenet Awbrey m’d John ap Rogert Vaughan of Cathedine

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“AWBREY OF CANTREFF AND TREDOMEN”

.***** Thomas Awbrey born 1481 of Cantreff, Fourth son of Hopkin Awbrey of Abrecynfrig by Ann Griffith m’d Joan [Agnes] d and co h of Thomas-vychan ap Roger Thomas Lloyd, from Einon Sais. “Sable, a chevron between 3 spear-heads argent” by Maud Herbert daughter William Herbert Hopkin had a son Thomas Awbrey of Cantreff. He married a daughter of Thomas Vaughan"and Thomas Awbrey (b 1481 in Abercynfrig, Brecknockshire, Wales) marr. Joan Vaughn dtr of Thomas & Maud William Vaughn.

Children of Thomas & Joan were William (b 1529), Philip (bc 1532), Jenkin (bc 1534), Maud (bc 1538) & Margaret (bc 1540).

Thomas and Agnes Awbrey Children

1 Philip m’d Angharad d of Rees ap Richard ap Rees ap Richard-vawr of Llwyncyntefn

2 Jenkin Of Cantreff, Abercynfrig, Brecknockshire, Wales

3*** Sir William Awbrey I m’d Willigford Millicent Williams

4 a dau m’d David Saunders

5 Maud m’d John ap Thomas John

6 Margaret m’d Christopher Games.

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Three facts found by me on the net and books

1. Sir William Awbrey I D.C.L. (b 1529 in Cantreff, Brecknockshire, Wales & d 6/25/1595 in Eng.).William is the third of Thomas Awbrey. Sir William wife was Willigford Millicent Williams (born abt 1532 in Wales) William AWBREY was born about 1530 in , South Wales. He died in Jul 1595 in , England. He was buried on 23 Jul 1595 in St Paul Church, London, England. He married Wilgiford WILLIAMS (bc 1530 in Tainton, Co. Oxford,England) about 1555 in , England. Wilgiford father John WILLIAMS. John was married about 1530.

Sir William Awbrey I m’d early in live to Willigford Millicent Williams eldest daughter of John Williams of Eynton, Oxon bore “ Sable, a chevron between 3 nags’heads’erased argent”

“DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY”

Aubrey, William, LL.D. (1529-1595) and eminent civilian an grandfather of the antiquary, John Awbrey was born at Cantre [Cantreff], Brecknockshire, in or about 1529, and was educated at Oxford, where he graduated B.C.L. in 1549. He became fellow of All Souls’ was appointed principal new In Hall, 1550, and professor of civil law in 1553. I appears that he discharged the duties of his professor by deputies; for William Mowse filled the chair in 1554. In 1559 he resigned in favour of John Griffth. Having taken the degree of D.C. L. (1554) Aubrey was admitted an advocate in the court of Arches, and afterwards officiated as judge-advocate in the expedition against St. Quentin. He died on 23 July 1595, leaving three sons and six daughters. In Dugdale’s History of St. Paul’s Cathedral’ there is a drawing of Aubrey’s monument and effigy in St. Paul’s. His grandson, the antiquary, writes: ‘I have his originall picture. He had a delicate, quick, lively and piecing black eie, a severe eie browe, and a fresh complexion. The figure in his monument at St. Paules is not like him- it is too big’.

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DNB; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 17; Cal. Pat. Rolls 1553-4, 395. Ibid. 1559-160, 57; Reg Univ. ed. Boase. 225; P. Williams, The Council in the Marches of Wales.

William Aubrey: BCL by 1554, DCL 1554, fellow All Souls College 1547, still 1549-50. Born about 1529 and died 23 July 1595. He occupied the chair from 1553-1559; He was appointed auditor and vicar-general in spirituals for the province of Canterbury by archbishop Grindal and was chancellor to archbishop Whitgift. He was a member of the Council in the marches of Wales, being admitted in 1577/81, a master in chancery c 1555, master of requests 1590, and a member of parliament in 1554, 1558, 1559.1562 and 1592.

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Aubrey, William II (1528/29-95) of Canteff , Brec.; Doctors’ Commons, London and Sydenham, Kent.

Carmarthen Bouroughs - 1554 (Apr)

Brecon Boroughs-1558

Hindon- 1559

Arundel- 1563

Taunton- 1593

B 1528/9 2nd son of Thomas Aubrey of Cantreff by Agnes da of Thomas Vaughan. Educ. At Brecon; Oxf. C 1543, fellow, All Souls 1547, BCL 1549, DCL, 1554/55; adv. Doctors’ Commons 14 Jan 1556 m’d by 1558 Wilgford da of John Williams of Taynton, Oxon. 3s and 6 da. Principal, New Inn Hall, Oxf. C 1550; jt , later sole prof. of civil law, Oxf. 7 Oct 1553-22 Feb 1559; jt vicargen. Province of Canterbury Jan 1578; j.p.q. Welsh countires and Glos. Hereofs. Mon.,Salop 1579- d member council in the marches of Wales by 1579; master in Chancey; member, ct, high commission by 1593; master of requests 20 Jan 1590

William Aubrey came of a well-established family of Breconshire. According to his greatgrandson John Aubrey he ‘learned the first grounds of grammar in the College of Brecon’, whence he proceeded to Oxford at the age of 14, where:

(in a few years he so much profited in humanity and other recommendable knowledge, especially in rhetoric and histories, as that he was found to be fit for the study of the civil law, and thereupon was also elected unto the fellowship of All Souls College)

We also have in on John Aubrey’s authority that his ancestor was 25 when he received his doctorate: he had certainly not yet done so when on 7 Oct 1553 he was appointed joint professor of civil law. The post had previously been held by John Story, first alone and later with Robert Weston, but as Story had not had the last grant sealed it was again at the crown’s disposal. Of the stipend of L 40 a year Aubrey presumably received half , but at some time during his tenure he acquired Story’s interest and it was he alone who surrendered the office on 22 Feb 1559. He appears to have discharged its duties by deputy: in 1554 the lectures were given by William Mowse and in 1557 Aubrey went to France as judge marshal of the army led by William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke.

Aubrey’s patronage by Pembroke, to which John Aubrey bore testimony, went back at least to the first year of Mary’s reign, for it was to the earl that he must have owed his election to the Parliament of April 1554; Pembroke was constable of Carmarthen castle and wielded much influence in the borough. By January 1558, when Aubrey was next returned to the House, the connexion had been strengthened by their wartime service together, and it was as the hero of St. Quentin, as well as chancellor and chamberlain of Brecon and constable of the castle, that Pembroke could procure Aubrey’s Membership of this Parliament is the entry of his name of Brecon Boroughs on the original Crown Office list: its omission (with 16 others) from a copy Of this list apparently made in preparation for the second session is a peculiarity which has yet to be explained but which hardly casts doubt upon his election. What part Aubrey played in the proceedings of either Parliament is unknown.

In 1558 Aubrey had most of his life and career still ahead of him: he was to rise high as a civil lawyer and ecclesiastical administrator and to be a Member of three Elizabethan Parliaments, the last of them separated by nearly 40 years from the one in which he had first sat. He died on 25 June 1595 and was buried in St. Paul’s cathedral.

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England, Scotland, Ireland: Musgrave's Obituaries Prior to 1800, parts 1 & 2

Obituary Prior to 1800 (as far as Relates to England, Scotland, and Ireland), Compiled by Sir William Musgrave, 6th Bart., of Hayton Castle, Co. Cumberland, and Entitled by him "A General Nomenclator and Obituary, with Referrence to the Books Where the Persons are Mentioned, and Where some Account of their Character is to be Found." County: General, Country: England

Awbrey, Willm., Fell. All Souls' Coll., Tur. Prof. Oxf., LL.B., Princip. New Inn Hall. 1550. (Pointer's Oxf. 130, 244.) Awbrey, Wm. 23 Jul 1595. (Wood's Fasti Ox. 81.)

England: Canterbury - Wills Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1584-1604 1584 to 1604. County: General, Country: England

1595 Awbrey, William, D.C.L., one of the Maisters of Requests to the Queene; St. Bennet, Powleswharf, London; Burleton, co. Hereford; Cantrefe, co. Brecknock, where I was borne 45 Scott

William D. C. L. sometimes called the second son, was educated in the College School of Brecon, whence he went to Oxford and became a Fellow of All Souls’ and at 25 Queen’s Lecturer in Civil Law and D. C. L. By the Earl of Pembroke he was made Judge Advocate of the Army at St Quentin and on his return to England practiced in the Court of Arches with great success. He was one of the Council of the Marches of Wales a Master in Chancery and Vicar-General for the Province of Canterbury. He purchased Abercynfrig and Palleg from his cousins and died in his house in Doctors’ Commons 25 June 1595 age about 66 and was buried 28 July and had a monument in St Paul’s. The witnesses of his funeral certificate were Edward Awbrey, John Awbrey late of Abercynfrig, Thomas and Dot Awbrey. His arms appear in glass in the Cartoon Gallery, at the old Archiepiscopal seat of knole. They are “Quarterly of 6,1 and 6 Awbrey. 2 Argent, a wolf salient sable. 3 Sable, a chevron between 3 spear-heads argent. 4 Argent, 3 cocks, sable 5 Asure, 3 fl,-de-lys”

Children of this union were

1. Sir Edward Awbrey born abt 1549 m'd Joane dau of and one of the heirs of William Havard in the County of Brecon and Ann Vaughan. (William does back to John Havard and Agnes Awbrey.) Ann Vaughan daughter of Christopher Vaughan by daughter John Morgan

2 Thomas , ancestor of Awbrey of Llantrithyd m'd Mary dau of and heir of Anthony Maunsell of Llanyrithed in the Com of Glamorgan

3 John of Burwelton ancestor of Broad Chalk being 18 or about when he m'd Rachel one of the dau of Richard Danvers of Teockenham on Com Wilts

4 Elizabeth m Thomas Norton of Norwood, Kent

5 Mary m’d William Herbert of Krickhowell in the County of Brecknock had six sons

6 Joan m Sir Daniel Dun, Knight and doctor of the Civil Law

7 Willigford m’d Rees Kemeys of Llanvair co., Monmonth

8 Lucy m’d Hugh Powel of Castell Madoc

9 Ann m’d John Partridge of Wishanger in the County of Glocester

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1. Sir Edward Awbrey of Tredomen, jure uxoris, sheriff of Brecon,1583, 1589, and 1599 was also of Patricio in Trallwng, patron of Llanvrynach, m’d Joan d and co-h of William Havard of Tredomen and Lanvilt

Sir Edward wife was Joan Havard "Dr. William Awbrey had a son, Sir Edward Awbrey of Abercynrig and Tredomen. He married Joan Havard. The Havards were a very notable family in Breconshire, Wales. They can be found in the Llyfr Baglan." Joan Havard daughter of William Havard and Ann Vaughn, This Havard goes back to Sir John Havard who married Ann Awbrey daughter of Sir Reginald Awbrey and Isabel de Clare. "Sir Edward Awbrey had a son, Sir William Awbrey, who was a very disreputable man. He wasted all the fortune left him by his grandfather Dr. William Awbrey. --Powell, and also a book by John Aubrey-Fletcher, Sir John Aubrey, Baronet" and Sir Edward Awbrey (bc 1549 in Tredomen, Brecknockshire, Wales) marr. Joan Havard (bc 1560), daughter of William Havard. They had 11 children--William (bc 1581), Edward (bc 1582), Thomas (bc 1583), John (bc 1585), Hopkin (bc 1587), Havard (bc 1589), Wiligford (bc 1593), Catherine (bc 1595), Eleanor (bc 1597), Joan (bc 1599), & Elizabeth (bc 1601).

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Joan Havard family

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Children

1 Edward a. p.

2. Sir William Awbrey of Tredomen Kt

3 Thomas [buried at St Dunstan’s in-the-West, 16 Nov 16], buried at Llantrithyd, 12 Jan 16 - s.p.

4 Hopkins s.p.

5 Havard

6 John m the dau of Thomas Brown

7 Willigford m’d John Games of Aberdran

8 Catherine

9 Eleanor m’d Matthew Herbert of Chilbebill had issue

10 Joan m’d Charles Williams of Duffryn-Clydach who died s. p.v.p 20 March 1639

11 Elizabeth

Sir Thomas Awbrey 2nd son of Dr William Awbrey and Willigford Williams, was of Llantrithyd, co. Glamorgan, sheriff, 1602. He married at that place 12 Feb 1586, Mary d and co-h of Anthony Mansel of Llantrithyd.

John Awbrey of Burwelton, co, Hereford, third son of Dr William Awbrey and Willigford Williams m'd being then about 83 years of age Rachel d of Richard Danvers of Tokenham, Willts: children : Richard of Broad Chalk, Wilts d 21 Oct 1652 m'd Deborah. He wrote a "History of Apparitions"

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I.13 Anthony Gwyn (or Gwine) who matriculated from Broadgates Hall, Oxford in October 1601, aged 18. He had married Katherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Awbrey of Llantrithyd in January 1599. He went on to serve as Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1625. The Gwyns lived at Llansannor Court, near Cowbridge. Many elements of the sixteenth and seventeenth century house survive in the more modern house on the site. see David J. Francis, ‘Llansannor and the Gwyns’, Glamorgan Historian, 10, 1974, 9-26 (which includes photographs of the house). A detailed account of the (fascinating) house is given on pp.167-174 of An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan, Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales, Vol. IV, Cardiff, 1981. 1723 Westmoreland Co. - William Veale William Veale was one of several witnesses of a land purchase in Westmoreland Co.: Others were, Henry Lee, Henry Netherton, Richard Coleman. Land leased from Frans: & John Awbrey, his son.

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William "The Extravagant" Awbrey was bc 1581 Tredomen, Brecknockshire, Wales. Sir William Awbrey “ The Exteravagant” of Tredomen Kt. He sold Abercynfrig. His will was proved at Brecon 1631, in which Anthon Gwyn, of Llasannor, is one of his Allies-Men. Over a fireplace within his house in Brecon was a shield “Quarterly of 9 1 Awbrey 2 a lion rampant, 3 Bleddyn. 4 Rhys Goch, 5 Wyston, 6 Einon Sais, 7n Hughes, 8 Jestyn ap Gwrgan 9 Proger” Crest of Awbrey. He married Elizabeth Jones/Johnes d of Sir Thomas Johnes of Abermarlis- “Argent, chevron sable between 3 ravens proper, within a border engrailed gules, bezantee’’ by Jane Paulson daughter Rowland Paulson by Annes Griffith

William's will was proved in 1631 & he died broke. He name only his sons

Children of William & Elizabeth were

1 Edward (bc 1617 Tredomen),

2 Reginald (bc 1619 in Tredomen),

3 John (bc 1623 in Abercynfrig)

4 Thomas (bc 1624).

Theophilus Jones' History of the County of Brecknock (1898) and on page 449 he says

"Sir William Awbrey m. Eliz. d. Sir Thomas Jones of Abermarlais."

He also shows their children:

1 Elinor m Gregory Parry;

2 Jane m. John Baily of Ruthin;

3 John Awbrey died young

4 Catherine Awbrey;

5 Edward Awbrey m. Barbara Lloyd;

6 John Awbrey [he is ours as the earlier John had died];

7 Thomas. Awbrey;

8 Harry/Henry Awbrey;

9 Reginald Awbrey.

10 Richard Awbrey A cousin, John Aubrey, FRS, of Easton Pierce, began a suit to recover the Brecknockshire lands about 1656. This time corresponds roughly with the immigration of Henry to Virginia. Henry, John, and Thomas were the last heirs to Sir William Awbrey after the death of their brother Sir Edward Awbrey. However, Sir Edward had a son from a second marriage that became Sir William's heir. The three brothers recognized Sir Edward's son as heir and left for Virginia. Their cousin, John Aubrey, did not recognize Sir Edward's son as heir because he considered him illegitimate. However, John Aubrey lost his case, and William inherited. This information substantiates the family story that the brother's left Wales because of a lack of inheritance.

6. Sir William Awbrey had seven sons, all of whom were gone from Wales by 1656. This means that all seven would have to have died in before the age offorty-five. This is extremely unlikely seeing that most of them lived to adulthood. Furthermore, the fates of the older children are known, but thefates of John, Thomas, and Henry are unknown. This testifies to the factthat the family had little or no contact with the younger sons in lateryears. Again, this substantiates the claim that they were in Virginia.

Note that William and Elizabeth had two sons named John. 1 died young and the other is the one came to America with his brothers

Harry is Henry, Reginald died at the Battle of Edgehill. The first John died young according to my other information. Contrary to some of the information you have seen Sir William did not have a son named Richard. Elinor is Eleanor.

Sir William Awbrey born Abt 1581 in Llanelieu, Breconshire, Wales died 1631. Sir William wife was Elizabeth Johns "Sir William had three sons: Henry, John, and Thomas that came to America. They settled in Westmoreland and Rappahannock Counties, Virginia.

Has the will of Henry Awbrey, 1694.Henry mentions brother John and nephew Francis in his will" "Sir William had three sons: Henry, John, and Thomas and Richard was Sir Henry's grandson that came to America. They settled in Westmoreland and Rappahannock Counties, Virginia. Could Richard be Henry Son?

Henry Awbrey's will is at the bottom of this page with his son Richard will too and the link to Henry marriage to the Meador family

"Elizabeth Johns who married Sir William Awbrey was descended on both sides from the Berkeley family. This family descends many different ways from Charlemagne, as well as the majority of the early Norman kings of England. This line would apply to you as you are a descendant of John Awbrey Sr., a son of Sir William Awbrey and Elizabeth Johns. This line would not apply to the other Awbrey branches, such as the group that immigrated to Pennsylvania, or the branch that continued to reside in England as Baronets of Llantrithydd. The Virginia Awbreys are the only ones descended from Elizabeth Johns.

I know that Elizabeth father was Sir Thomas Johns (Jones) of Abermarlais. Sir Thomas Johns of Abermarlais who is purportedly a descendant of Edward .

Elizabeth Johnes/Jones family can be found by click here:

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Anyway, if you are interested in royal descent, I can give you the royal descent of the Awbrey family from the Royal House of Gwent, an ancient Welsh kingdom near the southern Wales- England border. This line can be proven through heraldic law and is metioned often in association with the Herbert family, Earls of Pembroke and Lords of Raglan Castle (Awbrey cousins).

Howell Ichon, Prince of Gwent had a daughter

Gwendoline, who married William Herbert, Lord of Gwarinddu, and had a son

Thomas ap William Herbert, who had a son

Philip Herbert of Llansaintffraid who married Joan, daughter of Thomas Blethin, esq., and had a son

Watkin Herbert, who had a son

William Herbert of Gwernevald, who had a

Daughter, who married Thomas Vaughan, and had a

Daughter who married Thomas Awbrey, and had a son

Dr. William Awbrey of Kew, Vicar General of Canterbury, who bore the arms of Inyr, King of Gwent, paternal ancestor of the aforementioned Howell Ichon, Prince of Gwent.

Sir Edward Awbrey, son of Dr. William Awbrey, had a son

Sir William Awbrey of TreDomen and Abercynrig, who had a son

John Awbrey, Sr. of Westmoreland County, Virginia. 1664 --Llyfr Baglan & Burke's Extinct Peerages.

William Awbrey and Elizabeth Johns/Jones children:

1. Edward Awbrey. Who sold Tredomen, being, like his father extranavagant. He m’d 1st Halestone, whom he put away; 2nd Barbara d of Rees Lloyd of Dyfnych by a d of John Awbrey.

Lincolnshire & Huntingdonshire: - Calendar of Lincolnshire Wills, 1601-1652, Calendars of Huntingdonshire Wills, 1479-1652

Marriage. Calendar of Wills and Administrations in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon Now Preserved in the Probate Registry of Peterborough. Original Wills in Bundles. 1615-1652.

County: Huntingdonshire Country: England

1615 Aubery, Awbery, Edmund, Warboys 3 20 68

2. Reginald Awbrey Birth: Abt. 1619 Of Tredomen/Abercynfrig, Brecon, Wales; Reginald died at the Battle of Edgehill

3 John died young

Lincolnshire & Huntingdonshire: - Calendar of Lincolnshire Wills, 1601-1652, Calendars of Huntingdonshire Wills, 1479-1652

Marriage. Calendar of Wills and Administrations in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon Now Preserved in the Probate Registry of Peterborough. Original Wills in Bundles. 1615-1652.

County: Huntingdonshire Country: England

1619 Awbery, John, Warboys 4 21 375

4. Thomas Awbrey Abt. 1623 Of Tredomen/Abercynfrig, Brecon, Wales: Came to America

5. Henry Awbrey b 1623-1625 of Tredomen/Abercynfrig, Brecon, Wales:Came to America(Henry AWBREY Spouse: Mary Mrs AWBREY Marriage: 1635 Talley, Carmarthen, Wales??not sure of this find). and Sarah , widow of Thomas Meador b: 1637 m: Abt 27 Feb 1664 d: 1672. Married a Mary maiden name is unknown. (This my dad's side of the family)

"Virginia County Records, IX Index to Land Grants Rappahannock County. (Continued from Vol. VI.) Book No. 6. And Book No. 7.

565 Heny Awbery 1675 Comment: 5100 acres

47 Henry Awbery 1680 Comment: 6630 acres

6. John Awbrey I Birth: Abt. 1623 Abercynfrig, Brecon, Wales: Came to America with wife Jane Johnstone daughter William Johnstone and Jane (This mother side of the family)

7. Catherine Awbrey Birth: Abt. 1629 Of Tredomen/Abercynfrig, Brecon, Wales

8. Jane Awbrey Birth: Abt. 1630 Of Tredomen/Abercynfrig, Brecon, Wales m’d John Bailey of Ruthyn

9. Elinor Awbrey Birth: Abt. 1631 Of Tredomen/Abercynfrig, Brecon, Wales m’d Gregory Perry second son of Blanch Perry,

"BRISTOL AND AMERICA" by William Dodgson Bowman; 1654-1685

This publication contains a list of those people who embarked from Port of Bristol, England. Many of the passengers were transported to Virginia. On. pg. 45 Is listed the William Awbry (of Brecknock, Destination: Virginia and listed on pge 123 is the Henry Abery, destiantion Virginia. Unfortunately the date of their departure from Bristol, the name of vessel they boared and the date of their arrival at Virginia is not shown.

Reseach by Glanton Awbrey Briggs conclude that John, Thomas and Henry Awbrey of Brecknockshire, sons of Sir William Awbrey (d 1631) sailed for America and in all probability, from the Port of Bristol.

Thomas Awbrey had dau name Dorothy who at father death be ward of Henry and later John Awbrey. Dorothy lived with Her Uncle John Awbrey and later married John Wright abt 1705 Westmoreland County, Virginia.

" CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS" Vol 1 -Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants (1623-1666) by Nell Marion Nugent Thomas Awbery is listed on page 298 as being transported with two other persons by Charles Edwards who was granted 150 acres Lower Norfolk Co. VA Apr 27,1686 No one knows what happen to him

"CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS" Vol 1 -Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants (1623-1666) by Nell Marion Nugent

page 477

Henry Awbery who was granted 1050 acres in Rappahannock Co., VA. on April 9,1664 at the head of Hoskins Creek Bordering owned by Thomas Browning. He gained entitlement of this land in return for payment of passage of 21 person tranports into the Colony of Virginia.

Vol 2

page 62

Henry Awberry was grant 480 acres of land Rappahannock Co. VA. Sept 3,1669 joining his own land near the road path Puscaticon Creek, due him for having paid the fare for 10 person one of which included his brother John Awberry.

page 317

Henry Abery sold 480 acres granted to Mr Robert Bishopp.

It appears that Henry and John were among the first Aubreys to arrice at the Colony of Virginia.

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Henry Awbrey arrived at the Colony, Rappahannock Co., VA during the 1663. He was a resident of and received a patent for land in Rappahannock Co. April 9,1664.

Henry AWBREY b: 1638 in Essex Co., VA Sarah b: 1637 m: Abt 27 Feb 1664(Old) Rappahannock/Essex, Virginiad: 1672. Sarah was the widow of Thomas "Orphan" MEADOWS. Sarah and Henry had no children. Heny third was Mary d 11 Mar 1714, Essex, Virginia

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John Awbrey brother to Henry Awbrey was born in Aberynfrig, (Brecknockshire), South Wales, son of Sir William Awbrey of Abrecynfrig who died in Brecon 1631 husband of Elizabeth Johns/Jones of Ambermailaies. John marr. Jane Johnstone c 1677 in Westmoreland Co. She was b there in 1659 & d after 1699. Their children were Elizabeth (bc 1678), John (bc 1680- d 2/26/1724/5) & Sarah (b 1681, d 1702), all in Westmoreland Co., VA.

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Click here for JohnAwbrey The other Awbrey/Aubrey family that came to America.

The prove Awbrey line to Charlemagne “AMERICANS OF ROYAL DESCENT” Collection of Genealogies showing the Lineal Descent from Kings of some American Families. By Charles H Browning

States Mrs. Arthur Dudley Cross as a Royal Descent of Charlemagne Through another line then Richard Anderson has on his web page. Mrs Cross links us from JOHN, BARON OF CAREW THE FATHER-IN-LAW OF Thomas Awbrey(1) born: Abt 1243 in Aberkynfrig, Wales died ? Thomas wife was Anne Carew. *Thomas Awbrey married Anne Cayrawe daughter of John Cayrawe (Carewe) baron of Cayrawe. Then we go with her line to Hopkins son William is hers and Thomas, William brother, is ours. Her Awbrey line fits with article found in The book "COLONIAL FAMILIES OF PHILADELPHIA" Philadephia, PA by John W Jordan Published by Lewis Publishers of New York in 1911 VOL II

(The book "COLONIAL FAMILIES OF PHILADELPHIA" Philadephia, PA by John W Jordan Published by Lewis Publishers of New York in 1911 VOL II

Has two families tht are related to Aubrey/Awbrey family by marriage. They are Bevan and Thomas in that family history they give the history of the Aubrey family. I will copy a link the two families.

The book "COLONIAL FAMILIES OF PHILADELPHIA" Philadephia, PA by John W Jordan Published by Lewis Publishers of New York in 1911 VOL II States: ** THIS MARK IS FOR WHAT CAME OUT THIS BOOK)

William Awbrey of Lianelyw manor who had Barbara Awbrey who married John Bevan who came to America with William Penn.

Thomas had the following children including William

Hopkins son William Awbrey ‘s son William Aubrey: "William Awbrey, Esquire of Aberkyfrig, who died June 27, 1547, married Jane Herbert (Norma, a descendant of Herbert email me this: “Jane Herbert who married William Aubrey was I believe the daughter of Sir William Herbert Earl of Pembroke and niece of my 12 x great grandfather Richard Herbert (William's brother) of Coldbrook. Both William & Richard were beheaded after the Battle of Edgecote in 1469”

William Awbrey ‘s son William Aubrey had son Richard of Aberkynfrig who had son Richard of Lianelyw,Breknoch who had son Thomas (third son) who had William of Lianelyw manor .

William Awbrey ‘s son William Aubrey had son Richard Awbrey, of Aberkynfrig, was the eldest son of William and Jane Herbert Awbrey, and inherited the lands of Aberkynfrig at the death of his father, but sold them to his cousin Dr.William Awbrey.

Richard Awbrey, married Margaret, daughter of Thomas Gunter and died in 1580, leaving a son. Richard Awbrey, of Llanelyw married Anne Vaughan, daughter to William Vaughan of Lanlyw , whose tombstone, forming part of the pavement of the chancel in the church of Llanlyw, bears this inscription" Here lyeth the body of Richard Awbrey of Llanelyw, Gent, who married Anne Vaughan, daughter to William Vaughan of Lanlyw, who had issue, “William, Richard, Thomas, John, Theophilus and Elizabeth” Died the 23 Day of September 1646" The arms of the Awbrey and Vaughan families are likewise engraved upon the tombstone.

Thomas Awbrey , Third son of Richard and Anne, married, in 1646, his cousin, Elizabeth Awbrey. daughter of his father's brother William and had by her ten Children, Thomas family States: William Aubrey, the eldest son, who had heired his father's estates, being a Puritan and Parlimentarian, and having no son, on his father's death in 1646, married his daughter Elizabeth to William Aubrey, the eldest son of his brother, Thomas, in order to keep the estate in the Puritan stock, his next younger brother, Richard,Vicar of Boughrod, in Radmorshire, and an adherent of the King

Thomas family States: William Aubrey, the eldest son, who had heired his father's estates, being a Puritan and Parlimentarian, and having no son, on his father's death in 1646, married his daughter Elizabeth to William Aubrey, the eldest son of his brother, Thomas, in order to keep the estate in the Puritan stock, his next younger brother, Richard,Vicar of Boughrod, in Radmorshire, and an adherent of the King

William Awbrey the brother of Thomas and they were the son of Richard, from above, had a daughter was Elizabeth and she the one who married her cousin Thomas.

WILLIAM AUBREY Spouse: LETITIA PENN Marriage: Abt. 1694 , Brecon, Wales

William Awbrey, married as his second wife, Lettia, daughter of William Penn, the founder. William Aubrey, son of Thomas is said to have been a member of the Society of Friends, but if so, it would seem that he returned to the Anglican Church, judging from the place of his burial. His sons Richard and William his daughter Martha, were certainly "Friends" William Aubrey's tombstone at Llanelyw Church bears this inscription " Here lyeth the body of William Aubrey of Lllanelyw, son of Thomas Awbrey, Gent, married Elizabeth, daughter of William Awbrey. Had Issue Ten: Richard, William, 2,Thomas Theophilus, Anne, Mary 2, Martha & Elizabeth. Departed this life in Hope of a Joyful Resurrection, the 16 of December 1716 aged 90" of the children William and Elizabeth Aubrey of Llanelyw, William married Lettia daughter William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Martha Aubrey, the ninth child of William and Elizabeth Aubrey of Llanelyw, born about 1662, became a member of the Society of Friends and is said to have accompanied her relatives, John and Barbara Aubrey Bevan. Martha Aubrey husband was Rees Thomas.

Martha Awbrey came a member of the Society of Friends and emigrated with John and Barbara (Awbrey) Bevan to Pennsylvania and was married to Rees Thomas at Haverford Meeting June 18, 1692. The exact relationship between Barbara (Awbrey) Bevan and Martha Awbrey They are sisters Martha married Rees Thomas

The book "COLONIAL FAMILIES OF PHILADELPHIA" Philadephia, PA by John W Jordan Published by Lewis Publishers of New York in 1911 VOL II

Has two families tht are related to Aubrey/Awbrey family by marriage. They are Bevan and Thomas in that family history they give the history of the Aubrey family. I will copy a link the two families. Starting with Bevan family: The Thomas family give the same lineage lines as Bevan but there is some names that are differant and post them were they are. With question. They are link with Martha Aubrey and Barbara Aubrey were sister. Barbara Aubrey Bevan and Matha Aubrey Thomas. What comes from this book is mark with *

William Aubrey family from above. This rest of his family.

***2. William Awbrey's son William Aubrey: "William Awbrey, Esquire of Aberkyfrig, who died June 27, 1547, married Jane Herbert, widow of Thomas Lloyd and daughter of Sir Richard Herbert, of Montgomery Castle, who was Gentleman Usher to King Henry VIII and resided at Blackhall where he dispensed a lavish hositality with great luxury. He was second son of Sir Richard Herbert, of Coldbrook Housr, near Abergravenny, Monmougshire, who was slain a Banbury in 1469. Of him his great-great-grandson writes as "that incomparable hero who twice passed thro a great army of Northern men alone , with his pole ax in his hand and returned without mortal hurt" He married Margaret, daughter of Thomas ap Griffth Nicholas of Dyneyor and sister of the reowned Sir Rhys ap Thomas, who slew Richard III on Bosworth Field. Sir Richard Herbert was the second son of Sir William ap Thomas, who was knighted in the year 1426 and died 1446. He acquired the lands and Castle of Raglan, from his mother's family, the Morleys. He was with Henry V, at Agincourt in 1415 and was known as William Thomas Herbert. He was the fifth son of Thomas ap Gwllinn of Perthir by his wife Maud, daughter and heiress of Sir John Morley, Knight and grandson of Jenkin ap Adam Lord of Kevondygewydd, who lived in the time Edward III and Richard II, Kings of England, and said to have been a descenndant of a Norman family famous at the time of the Conquest.

*Richard Awbrey, of Aberkynfrig, was the eldest son of William and Jane Herbert Awbrey, and inherited the lands of Aberkynfrig at the death of his father, but sold them to his cousin Dr.William Awbrey. Richard married Margaret, daughter of Thomas Gunter and died in 1580, leaving a son.

Richard Awbrey, of Llanelyw, whose tombstone, forming part of the pavement of the chancel in the church of Llanlyw, bears this inscription" Here lyeth the body of Richard Awbrey of Llanelyw, Gent, who married Anne Vaughan, daughter to William Vaughan of Lanlyw, who had issue, William, Richard, Thomas, John, Theophilus and Elizabeth. Died the 23 Day of September 1646" The arms of the Awbrey and Vaughan families are likewise engraved upon the tombstone.

Thomas Awbrey , Third son of Richard and Anne, married, in 1646, his cousin, Elizabeth Awbrey, daughter of his father's brother William and had by her ten Children, the second of which (Of these six children of Richard and Anne (Vaughan)Aubrey, the first and third are both ancestors of the Thomas family of Merion since) William Awbrey, married as his second wife, Lettia, daughter of William Penn, the founder. Martha became a member of the Society of Freinds and emigrated with John and Barbara (Awbrey) Bevan to Pennsylvania and was married to Rees Thomas at Haverford Meeting June 18, 1692. The exact relationship between Barbara (Awbrey) Bevan and Martha Awbrey, who accompanied her to Pennsylvania and married Rees Thomas, has not been determined.

Thomas family States: William Aubrey, the eldest son, who had heired his father's estates, being a Puritan and Parlimentarian, and having no son, on his father's death in 1646, married his daughter Elizabeth to William Aubrey, the eldest son of his brother, Thomas, in order to keep the estate in the Puritan stock, his next younger brother, Richard,Vicar of Boughrod, in Radmorshire, and an adherent of the King. The latter instituted proceending to recover the property after the death of his elder brother, but matter was finally settled by abritration.

William Aubrey, son of Thomas is said to have been a member of the Society of Friends, but if so, it would seem that he returned to the Anglican Church, judging from the place of his burial. His sons Richard and William his daughter Martha, were certainly "Friends" William Aubrey's tombstone at Llanelyw Church bears this inscription " Here lyeth the body of William Aubrey of Lllanelyw, son of Thomas Awbrey, Gent, married Elizabeth, daughter of William Awbrey. Had Issue Ten: Richard, William, 2,Thomas Theophilus, Anne, Mary 2, Martha & Elizabeth. Departed this life in Hope of a Joyful Resurrection, the 16 of December 1716 aged 90" of the children William and Elizabeth Aubrey of Llanelyw, William married Lettia daughter William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Martha Aubrey, the ninth child of William and Elizabeth Aubrey of Llanelyw, born about 1662, became a member of the Society of Friends and is said to have accompanied her relatives, John and Barbara Aubrey Bevan. Martha Aubrey husband was Rees Thomas.

DEED POLL: 12 Sept 1707. SAMUEL CARPENTER, city Phila., merchant, and JAMES LOGAN, said city, gentleman., attornies (etc) to JOHN HUGHES county Chester, yeoman. WILLIAM PENN, Esq., by Lease and Release date 22 Oct ????, granted to his daughter, LAETITIA PENN, 5000 acres of land, which by warrant were laid out in one tract "in or about" 1683, on west side of river Skuylkill, and by re-survey in 1701 were found to contain 7800 acres. By a mistake of the Surveyor General "divers parsells and quantities of land...in possession of other purchasers and renters many years before and under the bounds and limits of the whole." (sentence is unfinished). Said tract was confirmed by letters patent, intermarried with WILLIAM AUBREY of London, merchant, and said WILLIAM and LAETITIA AUBRY,by Lease and Release, 3/4 May 1703 (Book A. vol. 1, pp. 165-66) granted to DANIEL WHARLEY, SAMUEL WALDENFIELD and HENRY GOLDNEY said 5000 acres of land, who on 24 Sep 1703 (Book A vol. 1. p. 268) appointed SAMUEL CARPENTER and JAMES LOGAN attornies to sell said land (etc). And wheras among other lands included by mistake in said patent was one tract which by warrant from said Proprietary himself, dated 6/4/1684, was granted and surveyed to PETER YOCUM, renter, for 500 acres on west side of Schuylkill within bounds of said Manor under rental of 1/2 d. sterling per acre, of which said PETER YOCUM, by deed (no date) granted one moiety, or 250 acres, to JOHN HUGHES, co. Chester, yeoman; And whereas, upon re-survey, same was found to be situate as follows: adjoins widow YOCUM, GUNNER RAMBOE, and WILLIAM DAVID; Contains 257 acres. And whereas said tract, being wrongfully included in above-mentioned patent and granted thereupon to said LAETITIA PENN, necessity and justice require that the mistake be rectified according to the Proprietary's express orders at his last departure, etc; therefore said attornies grant to said JOHN HUGHES said 257 acres, being part of said 7800 acres granted to said LAETITIA PENN. Wits: EDWARD SHIPPEN, SAMUEL CART.

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Virginia Census for the Awbrey and Aubrey

1761 AUBREY FRANCIS Loudoun County VA Rent Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a110564 ----- 1761 AUBREY HENRY Loudoun County VA Rent Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a110565 ------ 1761 AUBREY JAM Loudoun County VA Rent Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a110566 ------- 1761 AUBREY JOHN HRS. Loudoun County VA Rent Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a110568 ------- 1761 AUBREY THOS Loudoun County VA Rent Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a110570 ------- 1769 AWBREY THOMAS Loudoun County VA Rental Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a118060 --------- 1769 AWBREY THOMAS Loudoun County VA Rental Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a118064 ------------- 1771 AWBREY THOMAS Loudoun County VA Rental Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a118059 ------------- 1771 AWBREY THOMAS Loudoun County VA Rental Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a118063 --------- 1772 AWBREY THOMAS Loudoun County VA Rental Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a118058 --------- 1772 AWBREY THOMAS Loudoun County VA Rental Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a118062 --------

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Tanner, Barbay, 1635, by Capt. Wm. Pierse, —— Co.

Tanner, Abram., 1655, by Robt. Nicholson, Charles City Co.

p.321] Tanner, Benj., 1644, by Stephen Taylor, —— Co.

Virginia County Records, New Series, Volume I, 1913: Westmoreland County Westmoreland County Wills Book II. Westmoreland County Wills Book II.

Name: Nathaniel Piecroft 26 Jan 1694-5 27 Mar 1695 My son in law Edward Whetstone ; my daughter Margaret ; my daughter Deborah ; my daughter Philadelphia ; friends John Crumpton and John Tanner

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