Patti Estate in 1885

This was fourteen million pounds at today’s value. I calculated this from the amount of money that Patti gave to her first husband, the Marquis de Caux, in 1885, £64,000, and adjusting for inflation using the Bank of England online calculator. She was then free to marry Ernesto Nicolini, who was French born and an operatic tenor. So they must have liked each other an awful lot. When Nicolini died, Patti went into a kind of permanent, deep sadness, and in my opinion the much younger Baron Cederstrom married her for the money, certainly not for the music. The direct ancestor of Stuart Davies, Morgan Morgan, sold Craig y Nos to Patti in 1878. I descend from his younger brother William Morgan as attached. A row of fine trees was planted in front of the house, but in its ineluctable and infinite and most profound wisdom, Powys County Council scythed it to the ground with chain saws during a family reunion at Craig y Nos Castle some time ago. A yellow clad neandertahl carrying a chain saw told me to move my car, and proceeded to massacre the trees. This insults the intelligent neanderthals, who would never have destroyed their own environment. This is the age of the crass philistine, imported tory ignorance. There is an attempted history of Craig y Nos by someone called Len Ley, but it is full of errors. Rice Davies Powell was not an army Captain, he made it up. He also made up his coat of arms, but of course built the famous Craig y Nos Castle in its early stages. Many of my Potter ancestors were employed at the Castle. I am now the equivalent of a “Clan Chief” of the Morgan Aubrey Family because I am an Armiger and real Squire, with a real coat of arms. In my opinion my cousin, the distinguished historian and genealogist Stuart Davies, could write the true history if he has the time. Squire Morgan Morgan of Craig y Nos Castle was not a real Squire, he also made it up, but never mind, he was a very important figure of his time. However, they were all Uchelwyr or Noblemen as is now known, because they descended form the Princes of Wales and the Tudor ancestor, Tewdwr Mawr ap Cadell, ancestor of Henry VII. A Family not likely to be ruled by philistines from Tunbridge Wells.

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