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From: "Vera Lowe" <>
Subject: [Dyfed] The Royal tribes of Wales
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 19:52:14 -0000
Thanks for the contributions but what about the Genealogies? What does
anyone think about this?
When I was researching my Gibbon family, which I knew was old Norman-Welsh,
I came across the "Genealogies of Glamorgan" compiled by G.T.Clarke. (1886)
To my surprise and delight I found a most interesting page which had on it
the pedigree of Einion ap Collwyn.
I wrote up the account of my Gibbon family which was printed in the DFHS
Journal in December 1993 and although I included the direct line to the
first mention of the name "Gibbon" the original page from the Genealogies
gives the whole picture. I own a small book called "The History of
Llantrisant" and in that there is another version of the pedigree.
There were two interesting Gibbons in Llantrisant, Glamorgan, in the early
19th century who left charitable bequests in that area. They were William
and Anne Gibbon of Newtown, husband and wife. The most remarkable aspect of
William Gibbon's background was the Welsh pedigree of his family. It is of
course the ambition of a Welsh genealogist to be able to trace and
authenticate a descent from one of the Royal or Noble Tribes of Wales.
William Gibbon's pedigree claims his descent from Einion ap Collwyn
Llewelyn = Alice, dau of Jenkin Fleming
Richard of Trecastell
Thomas Gibbon Trecastle
Grant Gibbon, d 1764
William and William Gibbon, Newton.
The surname Gibbon was adopted by Gibbon ap Richard's descendants about the
time of Henry Vlll, in accordance with English practice and this is the G.T.
Clarkes's page with the relevant Gibbon descent.