Many thanks again, very interesting. I can make out the words Thomas Morgan Gent., but nothing else. Can you transcribe the written Latin of this and other relevant entries? I can then translate into English. This means he was Thomas ap Morgan Gentleman, so descended from the Aubrey Gentry. The word “Gentleman” is a new finding for me.
Further to my earlier email I now attach a photo from the Callwen Register for 1689 showing the burial of Thomas Morgan, again in Latin. Occasional entries do have a little additional information – for example the Portrey entry does refer to Ynyscedwyn, but it is the exception. I also enclose a photo of the cover of the actual Callwen document. The originals are I presume kept at West Glamorgan Archives like the other registers for the area.
You will note that baptisms, marriages and burials are not sorted at all.
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.
(Dr. M. W. Evans, Civil List Pensioner (2005), Armiger (2008), Member of the Gentry (2012), D. Sc, Ph. D., B. Sc. (Wales))