FOR POSTING: Garth Line with Source Documents

This is the Garth line of the Morgan Family back to Prince Bleddyn ap Maenarch of Brycheiniog and King Tewdwr Mawr ap Cadell of Deau Cymru (king of all Southern Wales: Deheubarth, Morganwg, Gwent, Powys), the ancestor of Henry VII Tudor. About twelve years of work by several scholars has confirmed the line by Leonid Morgan originally given to me by Stuart Davies. The Morgan Family is also descended from Bleddyn ap Maenarch through the Ynys Cedwyn line of Elizabeth Portrey, the natural daughter of Christopher Portrey. These are both Gentry lines. So all the Morgan Family are members of the Gentry. They are all also Uchelwyr in the British system, being descended from Princes. I have the rank of Squire, being an Armiger in my own right (grant of arms 2008). Elizabeth Portrey is of course well remembered in the Morgan Family, she was the grandmother of the industrialist Morgan Morgan of Craig y Nos, the direct ancestor of Stuart Davies. I descend from his younger brother William Morgan of Glyn Tawe. The Morgan Family is a famous one in the area, for example Tommy and Jeff Morgan discovered the enormous Dan yr Ogof cave system. My late father Edward Ivor (1922 – 2000) remembered them and mentioned them to me. Leonid Morgan was an eminent genealogist and historian, and so is Stuart Davies of the same Morgan family.


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