Richard Lewis of The Van, son of Catherine Sackville did not go to America!

Started by Katherine Thomas on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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8/24/2011 at 2:33 AM

According to the site run by the National Library of Wales, the Dictionary of Welsh Biography Online (and supported by y-DNA lines)

Our Richard Lewis is NOT Richard Lewis of the Van, son of Catherine Sackville. Here is the quote concerning our non-ancestor Richard Lewis, "The uncle, RICHARD LEWIS ( 1623 - 1706 ), purchased the manor of Corsham and was buried there. He certainly neglected and possibly dismantled Van . He d. 7 Oct. 1706. "

The author of this information was Henry John Randall, F.S.A., (1877-1964), Bridgend. His source citation was this: G. T. Clark , Limbus patrum Morganiæ et Glamorganiæ being the genealogies of the older families of the lordships of Morgan and Glamorgan , London, 1886 .

The page is here.
http://yba.llgc.org.uk/en/s-LEWI-VAN-1548.html

11/23/2011 at 2:47 PM

The DNA research also does not support this link, this DNA branch begins with Richard Lewis.

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