1687 Records at Calllwen

Many thanks, I noted your e mail on the blog about 31/12/12, and archived its contents. In this document I can make out Morganus filius Thomas et Margharetta Ifan but nothing else. I received your e mail on 31/12/12, recording the marriage of Morgan ap Thomas ap Morgan Y Garth with Margaretta John in February 1688. This page seems to be for 1687. However the Garth line is firmly established and Leonid Morgan was accurate. He appears not to have given any source documents but we have found all of relevance.

To: EMyrone@aol.com
Sent: 20/03/2017 20:40:11 GMT Standard Time
Subj: Questions and Information for Rev. Alun Brookfield

I seem to have lost the email that I thought that I had sent you earlier of the marrige of Morgan Thomas and Angharad Bevan. I now attach a photo from the Callwen Register for 1687/8 showing the marriage, in Latin. There are no extant St Cynog register entries before circa 1720. The Callwen registers for 1685-1694 seem to be an amalgam of matters relating to both churches and one would guess that St Cynog’s was not functioning in a proper manner during that time.

You will note that baptisms, marriages and burials are not sorted at all. The information provided is minimal to say the least, providing only the names and dates for those directly involved.

Stuart Davies

Rev. Alun Brookfield,
Vicar, St. John the Baptist,

tel. 01639 730640, 07791 443159

Dear Rev. Brookfield,

Some time ago you were kind enough to send the burial date of Thomas ap Morgan Aubrey (Thomas Morgan), buried at Callwen on 26/6/1689, died 25/6/1689. I have a few questions.
1) Are there any extant church records that would reveal the name of his parents, and of his son? As the attached genealogy shows, his father was Morgan ap John Aubrey (1570 – >1597), his grandfetehr was John ap Morgan ap Richard Aubrey (1530 – 1596 / 1597) and his son was Morgan ap Thomas (died 1749), married Angharad Bevan on 25/2/1688 at St Cynog. Any extant church records of relevance to this line would be much appreciated.
2) Is there an extant gravestone for Thomas ap Morgan Aubrey at St. Callwen? This might have the names of his wife, parents and children.
3) May I have permission to put up a gravestone for my parents William John and Gwenllian Evans? They are buried in St. Callwen and the original gravetsone was destroyed.
4) May have permission to buy a family burial plot in St Callwen?
As a matter of interest, the bones discovered in the house of Brenda Moragn in about 2005 were as you know, 42 human skeletons discovered in Ogof yr Esgyrn. My late uncle Raymond Evans helped in the discovery and probably in removing the bones when the system was taken over in 1940 by the Government. My ancestral cousins Tommy and Jeff Morgan discovered Dan yr Ogof in 1912 as is well known.

Myron Evans

(Dr. M. W. Evans, Civil List Pensioner (2005), Armiger (2008), Member of the Gentry (2012), D. Sc, Ph. D., B. Sc. (Wales))

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