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A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and
Ireland Vol I
Author: John Burke
Call Number: R929.725 B95 v.1
An account of the lineages of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland,
enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank, approximately 12th
through 19th century.
Bibliographic Information: Burke, John. A Genealogical and Heraldic History
of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Vol. 1. London: Henry Colburn,
Table of Contents
First Page i
ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS. vii
HISTORY OF THE COMMONERS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
A GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC
HISTORY OF THE COMMONERS OF
REAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND VOL. I.
HISTORY OF THE COMMONERS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. VOL. I.
ENJOYING TERRITORIAL POSSESSIONS OR HIGH OFFICIAL RANK;
BUT UNINVESTED WITH HERITABLE HONOURS.
BY JOHN BURKE, ESQ.
AUTHOR OF "THE HISTORY OF THE PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE,"
"OF THE EXTINCT AND DORMANT PEERAGE," &c.
PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN,
BY R. BENTLEY: BELL AND BRADFUTE EDINBURGH; J. CUMMING,
DUBLIN AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.
TO HENRY BROUGHAM,
BARON BROUGHAM AND VAUX,
Lord High Chancellor,
&c. &c. &c.
THE REPRESENTATIVE OF TWO VERY ANCIENT FAMILIES IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND,
This Volume IS
??sq.; to Ormerod, Surtees, Hodgson, and Baker, the able historians of the
??unties of Chester, Durham, Northumberland, and Northampton; and to the
??cal historians generally, from whose laborious and useful works he has
??erived the most essential aid.
s. p.--sine prole.
s. p. m.--sine prole mascula.
v. p.--vit patris.
WYNNE, OF PENIARTH.
WYNNE, WILLIAM, esq. of Peniarth, in the county of Merioneth, b. in
1774, m. on the 30th November, 1800, Elizabeth,
youngest daughter and co-heir of the Rev. Philip Puleston, D.D. of Pickhill
Hall, in Denbighshire, (see BURKE's Peerage and Baronetage, Puleston,) by
Annabella, his wife, eldest daughter and eventually heiress of Richard
Williams, esq. of Penbedw, in the same county, youngest brother of the first
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, bart.By this lady (who d. 16th January, 1822) Mr.
Wynne had issue,
WILLIAM-WATKIN-EDWARD, b. 23rd December, 1801.
Philip-Puleston, b. in March, 1803.
Richard-Owen, b. in March, 1804, d. 1st January,
Thomas-Arthur, b. in 1816, d. in 1821.
Elizabeth-Annabella. m. in 1823, to William Pierrepont
Gardiner, esq. son of the Rev. Frederick Gardiner,
of Combe Hay, in the county of Somerset, and d. in 1826, leaving no issue.
Ellinor, m. in 1823, to Richard Burton-Phillipson, esq.
second son of the Rev. Richard Burton Burton-Phillipson, of Herringswell,
Emma-Charlotte, d. 13th September, 1819.
Jane-Sydney, twin with Emma-Charlotte.
Harriet-Anne, m. in 1828, to Richard Owen-Powell,
esq. only brother of William Edward Powell, esq. or
Nanteos, in the county of Cardigan, (refer to p. 230).
Mr. Wynne was sheriff of Merionethshire in 1812, and is a magistrate and
deputy lieutenant for that county.
This family deduces its line from a common ancestor with the noble and
potent houses of the Geraldines, or Fitz Geralds, of Ireland, and the
Gerards and Carews of England, (see pedigree of Carew, p. 266,) being all
descended from GERALD DE WINDSOR, constable of Pembroke, and governor of
South Wales, who, by Nesta, his wife, daughter of Rhys-ap-Tudur, Prince of
South Wales, had three sons, viz.
William, ancestor of the Lords Gerard,
of England, and Earls of Kerry, in Ireland.
David, who was consecrated Bishop of
St. Davids about the year 1147, and
d. in 1176.
The second son,
MAURICE FITZ GERALD, was one of the soldiers of fortune who accompanied
STRONGBOW into Ireland, in 1168; he d. in the year 1177, and was buried in
the Abbey of Grey Friars, at Wexford. He had five sons and a daughter,
1. GERALD FITZ MAURICE, Lord Justi
ciary of Ireland, ancestor of the Earl
of Kildare, now Dukes of Leinster.
2. THOMAS, who m. Ellinor, daughte??
of Jordan de Montmorenci, Lord ??
Huntspil, a branch of the gre??
French house of Montmorenci, an??
was progenitor of the house of DES??
MOND, from which OSBER, or OSBORN
the founder of the family before ??
6. Nesta, m. to Hervey de Montmorend.
Constable of Ireland, brother to Jo??
dan, mentioned above.
>From the second son, THOMAS, sprang ??
house of DESMOND, and a branch from that numerous sept was established in
OSBER, or OSBORN, frequently denominated FITZGERALD, but more commonly
called by the Welsh heralds, WYDDEL, (the Irishman,) who emigrated from
Ireland, his native country, about the middle of the thirteenth century, for
the purpose, probably, of supporting LLEWELYN, the reigning monarch of the
Welch, in his contests with the English king. Osborn subsequently obtained,
in requital of his services, the grant of an extensive territory in the
county of Merioneth. He had two sons, EINION AP OSBORN, who had four sons,
but of their descendants, if any be extant, nothing is now known, and
CYNRIC AP OSBORN, who, on the division of his father's lands, according to
the custom of Gravel kind, prevalent in Wales until the passing of the
ordinance for the better government of that country in the ??arliament of
the 34th and 35th of HENRY VIII., inherited, as a portion of his share, ??he
domain of Cors-y-gedol, in Merionethshire. His issue were,
Einion, who had an only daughter,
JANET, wife of Sir Foulk Cholmondeley,
of the county of Chester, knt.
The elder son,
LLEWELYN AP CYNRIC, wedded Nest, or Nesta, one of the daughters and co-heirs
of Griffith ap Adda,(*) of Dolgoch, in the same ??ounty, by whom he had
GRIFFITH, Jerverth, Einion, Angharad, and Janet. The ldest son,
GRIFFITH AP LLEWELYN, m. Efa, daughter ?? Madoc ap Ellis, of Cryniarth, in
Merioethshire, and sister and co-heiress of Leone ap Madoc, Bishop of St.
Asaph, who d. 1375. By this lady he had, with a daugher, Angharad, wife of
David ap Grono, of ??urton, in Flintshire, a son and successor,
EINION AP GRIFFITH, esq. of Cors-y-gedol, ??ho wedded Tangwystl, daughter of
Ryderch ap Jevan Lloyd, of Gogerthan, Carganshire, by whom he had issue,
1. JERWERTH AP EINION, who married
Gwenllian, daughter of Cynric ap
Rotpert, and relict of James Eyton,
of Eyton, in the county of Flint, and
2. JEVAN, of whom presently.
3. Griffith, of Cors-y-gedol, who m.
Laura, daughter of Tudur Vaughan,
(brother of the celebrated Owen
Glyndwr,) and from this union descended
the family of Vaughan, of
Cors-y-gedol, which became extinct
(*) The tomb of GRIFFITH AP ADDA, on which is
??effigy, arrayed in the armour of his day, is
?? extant within the church of Towyn, in Merio??hshire.
in December, 1791, at the decease of
Evan Lloyd Vaughan, esq. M.P. for
the county of Merioneth.
4. Mali, m. to Howel Sele, of Nanney,
who was slain(+) in a quarrel with
Owen Glyndwr. The hollow oak
in which the body of Howel was immured
by Glyndwr was standing until
October, 1813, and is the subject of a
beautiful engraving, from a sketch
made by Sir R. C. Hoare, bart. the
day on which the venerable tree fell
to the ground.
5. Tibod, m. first, to Howel ap Jevan
ap Jorwerth, of Cynlleth, secondly,
to Jevan Vaughan ap Jevan, and
thirdly to Griffith ap Blethin, of Mold,
by whom she was mother of Reinald
ap Griffith, a zealous partisan of the
house of Lancaster.
The second son,
JEVAN AP EINION, one of the Barons of Edernion, in the county of Merioneth,
espoused Angharad, daughter and co-heir of David ap y Giwn Lloyd, of Hendwr,
in that shire, and had issue,
1. DAVID AP JEVAN AP EINION, who was
constituted during the ascendency of
the House of Lancaster, Constable of
the Castle of Harlech, in Merionethshire.??
He m. Margaret, dau. of John
(+) A descriptive poem, on the death of Howel,
by the Rev. Mr. Warrington, is printed in the
notes to Sir Walter Scott's Marmion.
?? His defence of this fortress against the forces
of EDWARD IV. is thus noticed in the autobiography
of the celebrated Lord Herbert of Cherbury.
"Sir Richard Herbert being imployed
together with his brother William, Earl of Pembroke,
to reduce certain rebells in North Wales,
Sir Richard Herbert besieged a principal person
of them at Harlech Castle in Merionethshire. The
captain of this place had been a soldier in the
wars of France, whereupon he said he had kept a
castle in France so long, that he made the old
women in Wales talk of him, and that he would
keep this castle so long that he would make the
old women in France talk of him; and indeed as
the place was almost impregnable but by famine,
Sir Richard Herbert was constrained to take him
by composition, he surrend'ring himself upon
condition that Sir Richard Herbert shou'd do
what he cou'd to save his life; which being accepted,
Sir Richard brought him to King EDWARD
IV. desiring his Highness to give him a pardon,
since he yielded up a place of importance, which
he might have kept longer upon this hope; but
the King replying to Sir Richard Herbert, that
he had no power by his commission to pardon any,
and therefore might after the representation hereof
to his Majesty, safe deliver him up to justice, Sir
Richard Herbert answered he had not yet done
the best he could for him, and therefore most
humbly desired his Highness to do one of two
things, either to put him again in the castle where
he was, and command some other to take him
Puleston, esq. of Emral, in Flintshire,
and left issue.
2. Griffith, living in 1461, espoused
Isabel, daughter of Jevan ap Adda, of
Pengwern, in Denbighshire, and had
3. John, living in 1461.
4. Tannah, of Rhyddlan.
5. RHYS, of whom presently.
6. Thomas, living in 1461, married and
7. Gwervil, m. to Tudur ap Grono ap
Howel, of Cadair.
8. Margaret, wife of Madoc ap Howel.
9. Mali, m. to David ap Rhys ap Jevan,
descended from Owen Brogentyn,
Lord of Dinmael and Edernion.
The fifth son,
RHYS AP JEVAN, married Gwenhwyvar, daughter and co-heir of Howel Vaughan, of
Fronoleu, in the county of Carnarvon, lineally descended from Owen Gwynedd,
Sovereign Prince of North Wales, and had two sons, JEVAN and Rhydderch. The
JEVAN AP RHYS, living on the 4th March, 1513, m. Laurea, daughter and
heiress of Richard Bamville, of Glynn, in Merionethshire, Constable of
Harlech Castle, and had (with two daughters, one the wife of Morgan ap
Robert, the other, supposed to be Catherine, m. to William, or John, ap
Madoc Vychan), a son and successor,
JOHN AP JEVAN, of Glynn, esq. living 19th October, 1544. This gentleman
wedded Gwenever, daughter, and at length heiress of Griffith ap Edneved of
Sylvaen, in Merionethshire, by whom (who espoused secondly, Thomas ap
Humphrey, of Berriew, in the county of Montgomery, gent.), he had issue,
ROBERT WYNN AP JOHN.
Mary, m. to John Wynn ap Ellis, of
Margery, m. to Edward ap Howel of
Court Mynydd Deon.
He was s. by his son,
ROBERT WYNN AP JOHN, esq. of Glynn, who m. about the year 1544, Katherine,
daughter of Ellis ap Maurice, esq. of Clenenney,
out; or if his Highness would not do so, to take
his life for the said captain's, that being the last
proof he could give that he used his utmost
endeavour to save the said captain's life. The
King finding himself urged thus far, gave Sir
Richard Herbert the life of the said captain, but
withal he bestowed no other reward for his
It is proved by the rolls of parliament, that David
had continued to hold the fortress against the royal
mandate to deliver it up, for the space of three
years, and tradition assigns to him a much longer
defence. Famine obliged him at length to surrender.
During his custody of the castle (in 1463,)
the virtuous but imbecile HENRY VI. and his high
minded and spirited Queen found refuge within
in Carnarvonshire, and had two sons and three daughters, viz.
2. Ellis, who inherited his grandmother's
estate of Sylvaen, and was
living in 1615. He m. Margaret
daughter of the Rev. Owen Poole.
3. Jonet, m. to Robert ap Gryffydd, of
Bach-y-saint, in Carnarvonshire.
4. Mary, m. about the year 1585, to
Edward, son and heir of Robert Wynn
ap Jevan ap Morgan, esq. of Taltrithyn,
5. Gaynor, m. to Humphrey ap Richard
ap Owen, of Llanfair, near Harlech.
The elder son and heir.
MAURICE AP ROBERT WYNN, esq. of Glynn wedded first about the year 1588,
Marselie daughter of Cadwalader, one of the younges sons of Meredith ap Evan
ap Robert, esq. of Gwydir, but had no issue; he espouset secondly Agnes,
daughter of Robert a?? Richard, of Llecheiddior in Carnarvonshire?? by whom
(who survived him and was living on the 16th April, 1611,) he had
KADWALADER,(*) who m. Ellin, daughter
of Robert Lloyd, esq. of Rhiwgoch,
in Merionethshire, M.P. for that
county in 1586 and 1601, but died in
the lifetime of his father, s. p.
Robert, died before his father.
WILLIAM, of whom presently.
Ellin, m. first, to Edward Wynn, esq.
of Gellidowyll, in Montgomeryshire
and secondly, to Edward Owen, ??
younger brother of Morris Owen, esq.
of Rhiwsaeson, in the same county.
Catherine, wife of Evan Evans, esq. ??
Tanybwlch, sheriff of Merionethshir
Mary, m. to Henry Vaughan, of Gell
goch, in the county of Montgomery
Dorothy, m. to Thomas Lloyd, esq. s.
Janet, m. to Robert Lloyd, of Bernarth.
Mr. Wynn was living in 1610, but dead on the 16th April, 1611. He was s. by
his only surviving son,
WILLIAM WYNNE, esq. of Glynn, who m. Katherine,(+) eldest child of William
(*) This Kadwalader appears to have been th??
first of the family who adopted the present orther
graphy of the name. In a deed to which his father
and himself are parties, the former omits the fina??
e, the latter writes the name with it.
(+) This lady's eldest brother, Lewis Anwyl, esq.
had by Frances, his wife, daughter of Sir William
Jones, of Castellmarch, knt. (sister of Sydney
wife of the Lord Keeper Littleton) an only child
Catherine, who was married to William Owen
esq. of Porkington, and was the mother of Sir
Robert Owen, hereafter mentioned.
Anwyl, esq. of Park, in Merionethshire, by whom, who d. 23rd February,
1638-9, he had issue,
I. ROBERT, his heir.
II. Maurice, of Moel-y-glo, sheriff of
Merionethshire in 1671, m. Jane,
daughter and heir of Griffith Lloyd,
esq. of Maes-y-neuodd in that county,
and had issue.
III. Ellis, wedded Lowry, daughter of
Edward Thomas ap John of Braith.
IV. William, of Bodwilim, m. Margaret,
daughter of William Williams,
V. Cadwalader, rector of Llanenddwyn
and Llanddwywe, who died s. p.
VI. Owen, m. Jane, daughter of Humphrey
Pryse, of Cefncaer.
VII. John, m. Jane, daughter of Evan
ap David, of Cil-y-bronrhudd.
VIII. Evan, d. s. p.
IX. Katherine, m. to John Vaughan,
esq. of Caergai, sheriff of Merionethshire
X. Lowry, m. to Thomas Williams, esq.
of Bodliw, in Anglesey, who was
drowned between Beaumaris and
Bangor in 1671. She d. in 1691.
XI. Frances, m. to Maurice Jones, of
Wern, in Carnarvonshire, gent. by
whom she had an only child, ELIZABETH,
who m. WILLIAM WYNNE, esq.
XII. Elizabeth, m. first, John Lloyd, of
Llangwnadle, and secondly, to Roger
Mr. Wynne was sheriff of Merionethshire in 1618 and 1637. He died in
December, 1658, and was s. by his eldest son,
ROBERT WYNNE, esq. of Glynn. This gentleman was sheriff of Merionethshire in
1657 and in 1669. He wedded about the year 1624, when he was a mere child,
Katherine,(+) eldest daughter and heiress of Robert Owen, esq. of
Estymcegid, in the county of Carnarvon, by whom (who survived him and died
in 1675) he had issue,
I. OWEN, of Glynn and Estymcegid,
sheriff of Merionethshire in 1674, of
Flintshire in 1675, and of Carnarvonshire
in 1676, m. Elizabeth, dau.
and heiress of Robert Mostyn, esq.
of Nant, in Flintshire, fifth son of Sir
Roger Mostyn, of Mostyn, knt. and
had two daughters,
(+) This lady was lineally descended from Owen
Gwynedd, and the ancient princes of Wales.
Through this marriage the hereditary constableship
of the Castle of Criccaeth passed into the
Wynne family, and that office is now enjoyed by
William Ormsby-Gore, esq. in right of his wife,
the representative of the elder branch of the house
of Glynn, and inheritrix of the estate. See
MARGARET WYNNE, heiress of
Glynn, Estymcegid, and the
other estates of her family, b.
7th June, 1663, m. in 1683, Sir
Robert Owen,(*) knt. of Porkington,
in Shropshire, M. P. for
Merionethshire in the fifth parliament
of CHARLES II. and for
the Carnarvonshire boroughs in
the Convention Parliament,
1688-9, and in the second and
third parliaments of William and
Mary. (See ORMSBY - GORE,
Catherine, m. to Peter Pennant,
esq. of Bichton, in Flintshire,
and died 23rd December, 1700,
II. Ellis, died without issue 28th January,
1691, aged 52.
III. Robert, died s. p.
IV. WILLIAM, of whom presently.
V. Jane, m. to Ellis Brynker, gent. of
Brynker, in the county of Carnarvon
(eldest son of James Brynker, esq.),
who was born in June, 1643, became
the representative of his very ancient
family at his father's decease, 29th
June, 1644, and died in March, 1670,
VI. Anne, m. to Rees Wynne, gent. of
Cynon, in the county of Montgomery.
VII. Frances, died unmarried.
The fourth son,
WILLIAM WYNNE, esq. espoused Elizabeth, only child and heiress of Maurice
Jones, of Wern, and Elizabeth Wynne, his wife, by whom (who survived her
husband, and died in 1715) he had,
WILLIAM, his heir.
Catherine, b. about the year 1682, m.
first, to Owen Owens, esq. of Cefn;
secondly, to Griffith Jones; and thirdly,
to Edward Nanney.
Mr. Wynne was sheriff of Carnarvonshire in 1686, and was s. at his decease,
in January, 1701, or 2, by his only son,
(*) To this gentleman, a monument is erected in
Selattyn church, Shropshire, with the following
H. S. E.
Robertus Owen de Porkington, Eques auratus;
Ex antiquo Hwf' ap Cynddelw, et Regib Oeni
Gwyneth Stemmate oriundus.
Probitate et fortitudine clarus,
Bonis omnibus charus
Dum vixit amatus,
Desideratus dum obiit,
3tio Calendarum Aprilis
WILLIAM WYNNE, esq. of Wern, born about the year 1685, who wedded in 1706,
Catherine Goodman, heiress of Elernion, in the county of Carnarvon, daughter
of Gabriel Goodman, of Beaumaris, by Elizabeth, his wife, one of the
daughters of William Glynne, esq. of Elernion. By her, who died in 1743, he
Elizabeth, m. 27th October, 1732, to the
Rev. Richard Nanney, of Cefn deuddr,
in Merionethshire, rector of
Llanaelhaiarn, vicar of Clynnog, registrar
and a canon of Bangor Cathedral.
Catherine, m. 6th November, 1738, to
Francis Lloyd, of Monachdy, in
Anglesey, M. B. son of Richard
Lloyd, esq. of Rhosbeirio, in that
Mr. Wynne served the office of sheriff of Carnarvonshire, in 1718. He d. in
1721, and was s. by his only son,
WILLIAM WYNNE, esq. of Wern, b. in 1708, sheriff of Carnarvonshire in 1735,
and of Merionethshire, in 1750, who wedded in June, 1744, Ellinor, daughter,
and at length heiress of the Rev. Griffith Williams, of Llandegwning and
Aberkin, in Carnarvonshire, by whom (who survived him, espoused Evan Evans,
esq. of Penbryn, in the same county, and died in 1804) he had, with a
daughter Ellinor, who d. an infant in 1748, an only son and successor, at
his decease, 13th April, 1766,
WILLIAM WYNNE, esq. of Wern, b. in 1745, who m. in Dec. 1771, Jane, eldest
daughter and sole heiress of Edward Williams, esq. of Peniarth, in
Merionethshire by Jane, viscountess dowager Bulkeley,(*) his wife, and had
WILLIAM, his heir.
Richard-Owen, m. Miss Sarah Pearce,
by whom he had an only daughter,
who died young. He died in 1821.
Jane, m. in 1794, to John Hornby, esq.
of the Hook, in Hampshire, and of
Portland Place, London.
Elizabeth, wife of Charles James Apperley,
Mr. Wynne was sheriff of Merionethshire in 1772, and of Montgomeryshire, in
the following year. He died 20th July, 1796 and was s. by his eldest son,
the present WILLIAM WYNNE, esq. of Peniarth.
Arms--First and fourth, Ermine, on a saltier gules, a crescent, or, for
WYNNE. Second and third, vert, three eagles dis played, in fess or, for OWEN
Crest--On a chapeau, a boar passant arg. fretty gules.
Estates--In the parishes of Llanegrin Celynin, and Towyn, in Merionethshire;
of Cemmaes, in Montgomeryshire; and of Penmachno, in the county of Carnarvon
Seat--Peniarth, in Merionethshire.
(*) Eldest daughter and sole heiress of Lewis
Owen, esq. of Peniarth.
ALINGTON, OF SWINHOPE.
ALINGTON, MARMADUKE, esq. of Swinhope, in the county of Lincoln, m. Ann,
daughter of the Rev. John Emeris, of Louth, in the same
shire, and has issue,
GEORGE-MARMADUKE, m. Mary, daughter of Matthew Bancroft
Lister, esq. of Burwell Park, in the county of Lincoln, and has George-Hugh,
Charles-Argentine, and Sophy-Anne.
Henry, who has assumed the surname and arms of PYE in
compliance with the testamentary injunction of Mrs. Sarah Rowe, who
bequeathed to him an estate at Bosbury, in Herefordshire, derived from the
Pye family. He m. Charlotte, daughter of John Yarburgh, esq. of Frampton, in
the county of Lincoln, and has a daughter.
John, in holy orders.
Hildebrand-William, a merchant at Boston, who m.
Catherine Overton, of Louth, in Lincolnshire.
Richard-Pye, student, at Cambridge.
Ann, m. to the Rev. William Cooper, of West Rasen, in
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