Callwen Register for 1687 from Stuart Davies

Many thanks for this rare document. I think I can read Johan filius Thomas John Garth baptisatus ……. which means John son of Thomas (ap Morgan) ap John Y Garth was baptised …….. IA m archiving it so it cannot be lost or destroyed.

Further to my email of yesterday, I forward a photo of the Callwen Register page in Latin for 1687/88. As you will see info is limited and it cannot be assumed that the place of abode is Glyntawe. As we know the births of Richard and Christopher Portrey are recorded in these records. For some reason, St Cynog records did not appear to exist in this period and nothing now exists officially of that church’s records before circa 1720.

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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