Humphrey ap Hugh
|Birthplace:||Llwyn, Clwyd, Wales, (Present UK)|
|Death:||Died in Llwyn, Clwyd, Wales, (Present UK)|
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- Colonial And Revolutionary Families Of Pennsylvania By John W. Jordan
- Einion, born probably about 1450, descended in the male line from Callwyn ap Tagno, Lord of Llyn who bor arms, a chevron inter three fleur-de-lys, had:
- Gronwy ap Einion, born about 1480, who had:
- Howell ap Gronwy, who had:
- David ap Howell, of the township of Llwyngwrill, Comôt of Talybont, Merionethshire, Wales, whose "ancient capital messuage" in that township, called Llwyn-du, was derived through a female line from Ednowen ap Bradwen, who flourished about 1137, and bore arms, gules, three snakes, nowed; and who was lord of nearly all the Comôt of Talybont. Though the extant pedigrees do not show just where the marriage in the line of Callwyn ap Tagno, Lord of Llyn, with the heiress of the line of Ednowen ap Bradwen, came in, yet Llwyn-du was "an indefeasible estate of inheritance" therefore David ap Howell could only have obtained it as a descendant of Ednowen ap Bradwen. David was born about 1540, and married Mary, daughter of Hugh ap John, of Taly Llyn, a parish (now) in the union of Dôlgelly, in the Comôt of Estimaner, Merionethshire, eight miles southwest of Dôlgelly town.
- Hugh ap John was the son of John ap Merdith ap David, ap Ievan ap Llewelyn ap Einion (of Llwdiarth in Montgomeryshire, mentioned in grant of 7 Henry V) ap Celynin ap Ririd ap Cynddelw ap Ierworth ap Gwrgeney ap Uchdryd ap Aleth, Prince of Dyfed. Mary, the wife of David ap Howell, was also descended through various alliances of the above line, from Meuric ap Ynyr Vychan, Lord of Nannau, living 21 Edward III. (A. D. 1347-8), who in turn was descended from Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, Prince of Powys (murdered in 1072), by his second wife, Isabel, daughter of Picot de Say, a Norman Baron; as well as from other noble families of Wales.
- Hugh ap David, of Llwyngwrill, son of David ap Howell and Mary his wife, married Catharine, daughter of John ap Rhydderch, of Abergynolwyn, whose family appears to be traceable to 1400 or earlier. Hugh and Catharine had issue,
- Humphrey ap Hugh (their eldest son), of Llwngwrill, who signed the marriage settlement of his daughter Anne, January 1, 1649, she marrying Ellis Price, and they were the parents of Rowland Ellis, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, born 1650, a noted settler in the Welsh Tract, some account of whom and his descendants is given elsewhere in these volumes.
- Humphrey ap Hugh was living at Llwyndu in 1662, and died there about 1664, having married, about 1625, Elizabeth, daughter of John ap Howell Goch, of Gadfa, in Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire, who was buried in Llanwddyn Church, July 24, 1636. Elizabeth's mother was Sybill, daughter of Hugh Gwynn, of Penarth, High Sheriff of Caernorvonshire, descended from Sir William Griffith, of Penrhyn; the Herberts of Raglan, and from King Edward I, of England. The wife of Hugh Gwynn was Jane, daughter of Owen ap Hugh of Bodeon in Anglesey, High Sheriff of Anglesey, 1579-80, who died in 1613; descended from Meuric ap Llewelyn ap Halkin of Bodeon, 8th in descent from Hava, son of Kundhelw, Lord of Cwmwd Lhivon, living 1150. Humphrey ap Hugh and his wife Elizabeth had among other issue :
- Owen Humphrey, eldest son and heir, born about 1625, died prior to 1699. He is said to have been an officer under Cromwell and he certainly served as a Justice for Merionethshire under the Protectorate. He was among the first in Wales to join the Society of Friends, and his name frequently occurs in Besse's Sufferings of Friends. In 1662, having with his brother Samuel, "refused to pay a demand for tithes" he was prosecuted in the
- Sheriff's Court and execution was awarded against him by which his cattle were seized. After his father's decease in 1664 or 1665, he became seized of the "ancient demesne lands of Llwyn-du" and deeded therefrom a lot of ground for a burial place for Friends. Owen Humphrey, having been heavily fined, it is believed that he left little personal estate, in fact what little money he had remaining he lent freely to Friends going to Pennsylvania. He is believed to have been twice married but all of his seven children were by his first wife, name unknown, among whom were, Rebecca, wife of Robert Owen, of Merion, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, the progenitor of the Owen family of Philadelphia, an account of which is given elsewhere in these pages; and Joshua Owen, before mentioned, of Burlington county, New Jersey, who married Martha Shinn.
- .... etc.
- Reifsnyder-Gillam ancestry by Glenn, Thomas Allen
- IX. DAVID AP HOWELL,2 of the parish of Llangelynin, Talybont, was born circa 1540- 1550, and died before 1636.
- Upon his father's decease he acquired Lwyndu, Gwastalgoyd Ucha and Issa, and divers other lands and tenements in the township of Llwyngwrill in the said county.
- He married Mary, daughter of Hugh ap John,3 of the parish of Tal y Llyn, in Estimaner Hundred, eight miles south-west from Dôlgelly.
- Hugh ap John, who died before 1588, was the son of John ap Meredith y Bedo ap David ap Jenkin ap Llewelyn ap Einion, of Llwydiarth, in the parish of Meifod, in Montgomeryshire. Hugh ap John, of Tal y Llyn, married Catharine, daughter of Rhys ap David.
- John ap Meredith, of Tal y Llyn, married Gwenllian, daughter of Ednyfed ap David (living 6 Henry VIII, 1514), son of David ap Howell (Juror in an Inquisition held at Dôlgelly, 35 Henry VI, 1456-7), son of Howell ap Einion (living 7 Henry V, 1415, and then one of the heirs to a wele of free land which had belonged to Llewelyn ap Tudor), son of Einion ap David (named in the extent of Henry V, 1419, but then dead), son of David ap Peredyr (Gethin) (named in said extent, but then dead), son of Peredyr (Gethin) ap Llewelyn ap Tudor, Lord of Talybont, temp. Edward I; descended from Ednowain ap Bradwen, as above.4
- Issue :
- 1. Hugh ap David; of whom presently,
- 2. John David ap Howell; he inherited Gwastalgoyd Ucha, in Llwyngwrill Township, and had David John David ap Howell, of Llwyngwrill, whose will, dated 1661, was proved 6 June, 1661, at Bangor.
- 3. Other issue.
- X. HUGH AP DAVID,1 of Llwyn du, in the township of Llwyngwrill, parish of Llangelynin, Talybont, died before 1 January, 1649,2 at which time his son and heir was in possession of Llwyn du. Hugh ap David married Catherine,3 daughter of Rhydderch ap John, of Abergydolwyn, Merionethshire. According to deeds in possession of descendants, Catherine must have been born about 1584. and have been the eldest child. There is extant a marriage settlement showing that Rhydderch ap John, of Abergydolwyn, in the county of Merioneth, and Marianne, daughter of Owen ap David ap Lewis, were married in the first part of 1583.4 Hugh ap David and Catherine, daughter of Rhydderch ap John, were married about 1600-1603,
- Rhydderch ap John, of Abergydolwyn, living 1583, was son of John ap Gruffyd,5 of Abergydolwyn, grantee in a deed 1 February, 1553, and living 1583, son of Gruffyd ap levan, of Abergydolwyn, grantee in a deed
- 1516, living 1550, son of levan ap Owen, of Abergydolwyn, which Owen was born about 1430.1 Nothing further is known concerning the ancestry of the Abergydolwyn family.
- 1. Humphrey ap Hugh; of whom presently.
- 2. John ap Hugh, living: 21 January, 1649.
- 3. Rice ap Hugh; buried at Llangelynin Church, 13 March, 1623.
- 4. David ap Hugh.
- XI. HUMPHREY AP HUGH,2 of Llwyn du, in the township of Llwyngwrill, parish of Llangelynin, Talybont, Merionethshire, was born circa 1600-1603. He is named as a party to the deed of marriage settlement made at the time of the marriage of his daughter Anne to Ellis Rees, and dated 1 January, 1649, wherein he is described as : "Humffrey ap Hugh of Llwyngwril in the sayd Com, of Merioneth, gentleman."3 He was living at Llwyn du 1662,4 but died in or before 1664,5 having been a Justice of the Peace for his county.
- Humphrey ap Hugh married, circa 1624-1625, Elizabeth, daughter of John Powell6 (otherwise called John ap Howell Gôch), of Gadfa, a large farm (then considered
- quite a good estate), in the township of Rhiwargor, in the parish of Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire. John ap Howell was taxed as a land owner in Llanwddyn, in a Lay Subsidy of 39 Elizabeth, 1596-7,1 and was buried at Llanwddyn Parish Church, 24 July, 1636.2 He was the son of Howell Gôch, of Gadfa, ap Meredith ap Bedo ap Jenkin, of Caer Einion,3 and he married Sibill,4 daughter (seventh child) of Hugh Gwyn, Esquire, of Peniarth, Caernarvonshire, by Jane (his second wife), daughter of Owen ap Hugh, of Bodeon,5 Anglesey, and sister unto Sir Hugh Owen, Barrister-at-Law and Recorder of Caermarthen, ancestor to the Owens, Baronets, of Orielton, Pembrokeshire. Hugh Gwyn6 was High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire from 2 December, 1599-1600, and was commissioned one of the Justices of the Peace for that county, 11 May, 1611.
- Owen ap Hugh, of Bodeon, Anglesey, was High Sheriff of Anglesey, 30 November, 1562-63, 1579-80 (30 November), and died 1613. His second wife, mother of Jane, who married Hugh Gwyn, was Sibill, youngest daughter of Sir William Griffith, Knt., of Penrhyn, Caernarvonshire, Chamberlain of North Wales, by his second wife, Jane, daughter of John Puleston, of Bers and Havod y Wern.
- 1. ANNE,1 bapt. ___ , m. 1649-50 ELLIS AP REES,2 of Bryn Mawr, Dôlgelly, gentleman, and had : ROWLAND ELLIS.
- 2. Hugh, bapt. in Llangelynin Church, 7 April, 1628; bur. 22 May, 1628.
- 3. Owen, bapt. in Llangelynin Church, 13 April, 1629; of whom presently.3
- 4. Catherine, bapt. in Llangelynin Church, 15 November, 1631; bur. 29 November, 1631.
- 5. John, bapt. in Llangelynin Church, 16 November, 1632 ; m.Joan, sister of one Richard Humphrey. They both died in Pennsylvania.
- 6. Samuel, bapt. in Llangelynin Church, 22 January, 1635.4
- 7. ___ , dau., bapt. ___ .
- 8. ___ , dau., bapt. ___ .
- .... etc.
- Americans of Royal Descent: Collection of Genealogies Showing the Lineal ... By Charles Henry Browning
- .... etc.
- SIBILL GWYN, who m., ante 20 September, 1528, John ap Howel Gôch, of Gadfa, buried at Llanwddyn, 24 July, 1636 (parish register), (Dwnn, II., 172), and had:
- ELIZABETH POWELL, who m. 1624-25, Humphrey ap Hugh, d. 1664-5, of Llwyn-du (see p. 156, and MS. pedigree by her grandson, Rowland Ellis, 1697), and had:
- OWEN HUMPHREY, of Llwyn-du, Llangelynin parish, Talybont, Merionethshire, 1625-1699, eldest son, J. P., who had by his wife, Jane:
- REBECCA OWEN HUMPHREY, who m. 11 March, 1678-9, Robert Owen, of Fron Gôch, Merionethshire. They removed to Pennsylvania, in 1690, where he was J. P. for Merion township, and member of the Governor's Council, and d. 8 December, 1697, aged 33. See "Owen of Merion," Pennsylvania Magazine, XIII., and Glenn's "Merion in the Welsh Tract," Pa., p. 112, etc. They had:
- .... etc.
- Merion in the Welsh Tract: With Sketches of the Townships of ..., Volume 3 By Thomas Allen Glenn
- EINION was probably circa 1450. He had a son:
- GRONWY AP EINION, who had:
- HOWELL, who had:
- DAVID AP HOWELL, of Llwyngwrill, Talybont, born circa 1540, who married Mary, daughter of Hugh ap John, of Taly Llyn, a parish in the Union of Dôlgelly, in the comôt of Estimaner, Merionethshire, eight miles southwest of Dôlgelly Town. Hugh ap John was the son of John ap Meredith ap David ap Ievan ap Llewelyn ap Einion, of Llwydiarth, in Montgomeryshire (mentioned in grant of 7 Henry V., but it is perhaps doubtful if he was alive in that year), ap Einion
- ap Celynin (living 14 Edward III., 1340) ap Celynin ap Ririd ap Cynddelw ap Ierworth ap Gwrgeney ap Uchdryd ap Aleth, Prince of Dyfed. .... Hugh ap Hugh, brother of Mary, was living 1603. The family of Tal y Llyn, descended by its various alliances, from Griffith Derwas of Nannau, of the line of Meuric ap Ynyr Vychan, whose tomb in Dôlgelly Church has been described; from Iorwerth ap Adda, of Dolgôch, from the Princes of Powys and many other noble families of Wales. David ap Howell had by Mary (Mali), his wife:
- HUGH AP DAVID, of Llwyngwrill, who married Catherine, daughter of John (Sion) ap Rhydderch, of Abergynolwyn. According to some characters preserved by descendants in Wales, this family of Abergynolwyn appears to be traceable to about 1400, or earlier. (See Pugh of Cwmllow, Montg. Colls.)
- This couple had issue:
- Humphrey ap Hugh, of whom presently.
- John ap Hugh, living 1 January, 1649, at which time he was witness to marriage contract. He had David John ap Hugh, of age at that time (1649).
- David ap Hugh Gôch, living, 1636.
- HUMPHREY AP HUGH, of Llwyngrill; he signed the marriage settlement of his daughter, Anne, who espoused Ellis Price (father of Rowland Ellis), 1 January, 1649, and was living at Llwyn-du in 1662. He died there circa 1664, having married circa 1625, Elizabeth, daughter of John Powel (alias John ap Howell), of Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire. John Powell, alias John Howell Gôch, of Gadfa, was buried in the Church of Llanwddyn, 24 July, 1636. His wife was Sibill, daughter of Hugh Gwyn, of Penarth, High Sheriff of Caer-
- naronshire, 1600, descended from Sir William Griffith, of Penrhyn, the Herberts of Raglan, and from Edward I. and Edward III., Kings of England. The wife of Hugh Gwyn was Jane, daughter of Owen ap Hugh, of Bodeon, in Anglesey, High Sheriff of Anglesey, 1579-80, who died 1613; descended from Merick ap Llewelyn ap Halkin, of Bodeon, 8th in descent from Hava, son of Kundhelw, Lord of Cwmwd Lhivon, living 1150.
- Humphrey ap Hugh had by Elizabeth, his wife:
- 1. Owen Humphrey.
- 2. John Humphrey, m. Jane, sister of Richard Humphrey.
- 3. Samuel Humphrey, m. Elizabeth Rees.
- 4. Ann Humphrey, m. Ellis Price, of Bryn Mawr, 1649, and had other daughters.
- Rowland Ellis, of Bryn Mawr, born 1650.
- OWEN HUMPHREY, eldest son and heir of Humphrey ap Hugh, of Llwyn-du, was born circa 1625, and died prior to 1699. He was, it is stated, an officer under Oliver Cromwell, and he served as a Justice of the Peace for Merionethshire under the Protectorate. He was amongst the first in Wales to join the Quakers, and his name is of very frequent occurrence in Bess's "Sufferings of Friends." .... etc.
- .... In 1678 he signed the marriage certificate, and also the marriage settlement of his daughter, Rebecca, and Robert Owen, of Fron Gôch (Vron Gôch), .... etc.
- .... Of the children of Owen Humphrey, John, Joshua, Elizabeth and Rebecca (then wife of Robert Owen), removed to Pennsylvania. His eldest son Humphrey Owen Humphrey, inherited the estate.
- .... He married, it is thought, twice. All of his children were by his first wife, and were:
- 1. Humphrey Owen Humphrey, of Llwyn-du [vide Deed in re. Tyddyn-y-Garreg Burial Groung, Montg. Colls.]
- 2. John Owen; removed to Pennsylvania 1683.
- 3. Rowland Owen; his name appears attached as a witness to the marriage certificate of 1678, and to other documents.
- 4. Joshua Owen; he removed to Pennsylvania in 1683, bringing with him a certificate of removal from meeting held at Tyddyn y Garreg, describing him as "late of Llwyn-du." He signs with near relatived of the Owens in marriage certificates in Pennsylvania. He married Martha Shinn, and went to live in Burlington county, New Jersey, where he was living in 1739 with Rowland and Robert Ellis.
- 5. Owen Owen, mentioned as of Llwyn-du in minutes of Montgomeryshire Meeting.
- 6. Rebecca Owen, m. 1678, Robert Owen, of Fron Gôch, Merionethshire, "gentleman," and is mentioned in the marriage certificate as "eldest daughter of Owen Humphrey, of Llwyn-du."
- 7. Elizabeth Owen; removed to Pennsylvania, with her brother, John Owen, and m. in Pennsylvania, John Roberts, of Pen y Chwd, Denbighshire.
- Children of Samuel Humphrey and Elizabeth Rees:
- .... etc.
- The Literary Era: A Monthly Repository of Literary and ..., Volume 5
- .... etc.
- XII. ELIZABETH POWELL, daughter of John Powell (alias John ap Howell) of the Parish of Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire, married, circa 1625-1630, Humphrey ap Hugh, of Llwyn-du, "an indefeasible estate of inheritance" in the township of Llwyngwrill, Llangelynn Parish, Comôt of Talybout, Merionethshire. He was the son of Hugh ap David, ap Howell, ap Gronwy, ap Einion, of the line of Ednowain ap Bradwen. Humphrey ap Hugh was descended, in the female lines, from David ap Ievan, of Meifod, Montgomeryshire, grandson of Llewelyn ap Einion, of Livydiarth, from the Nannan family (and the Princes of Powys), and in a number of lines from Ednowain ap Bradwen above mentioned.
- There is extant, in the possession of Edward Griffith, Esq., of Springfield, near Dôlgelley, the settlement of marriage of Anne, one of the daughters of this Humphrey ap Hugh, to Ellis Price (or "ap Rees), father to Rowland Ellis. This document is dated 1 January 1649 "according to the computation of the Church of England," and is an agreement between Rees ap Lewis ap John Griffith, of Dyffrydan, County Merioneth, gentleman, Humffrey ap Hugh, of Llwyngwrill, in the said county, gentleman, and Richard Nanney, of Llwyngwrill and David Ellis, of Gwanas, said county, Gentlemen (the last two persons to act as trustees).
- A reproduction of this settlement is in the possession of the writer.
- Humphrey Hugh, who was a Justice of the Peace for his county, was living in the year 1662;1 but seems to have died before 1664, in which year his son and heir, Owen Humphrey, became seized of the estate.2
- Llwyn-du is said to be a fine old mansion (it is still standing), and had originally quite a large estate belonging to it.
- Children of Humphrey ap Hugh and Elizabeth, his wife:3
- 1. Owen Humphrey, of Llwyn-du, of whom presently.
- 2. John Humphrey, of Llwyn-du and Llwanwddyn, m. Jane Humphrey, and removed to Pennsylvania; d. s. p.
- 3. Samuel Humphrey, of Llangelynin, m. Elizabeth Rees; he died in Wales, but his wife and children removed to Pennsylvania, 1682-3.
- 4. Anne, m., 1649, Ellis ap Rees, of Bryn Mawr, father to Rowland Ellis.
- 5. Other issue.
- (to be continued.)
- .... etc.
- Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania By Charles Henry Browning
- .... etc.
- 11. LADY SIBILL GRIFFITH, who m. Owen ap Hugh, of Bodeon, high sheriff of Anglesea in 1563, and 1580, d. 1613, and had:
- 12. JANE OWEN, who m. Hugh Gwyn, of Penarth, high sheriff of Caernarvonshire, in 1600 (see Dwnn's "Visitations of Wales," II. 172), and had:
- 13. SIBILL HUGH, who m. before 20 Sept. 1588, John ap Howel-goch, of Gadfa, Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire, who was buried in the parish church, 24 July, 1636, and had:
- 14. ELIZABETH POWELL, who m. Humphrey ap Hugh Howel, of Llwyn-du Llangelynin, in Merionethshire, d. 1664-5, and had:
- 1. OWEN HUMPHREY, of Llwyn-du, eldest son, 1625-1699, a justice in 1678. He had by his wife, Jane,
- REBECCA HUMPHREY, who m. in 1678, Robert Owen, of Vron Goch farm, and removed to Merion in 1690, as mentioned above.
- 2. SAMUEL HUMPHREY, of Portheven, Merionethshire, who bought land in Haverford and removed her in 1683, but died in Wales. He m. in 1658, Elizabeth Rees, and had eight children,* who settled in Haverford with their mother.
- 3. JOHN HUMPHREY, who m. his cousin Jane Humphrey (sister to Richard Humphrey, who was a Haverford land owner), and bought land in Haverford, and removed to it.
- 4. ANNE HUMPHREY, who m. Ellis ap Rees Lewis, or Ellis Price, of Bryn Mawr, in Merionethshire, 1649, also of Royal Descent, as explained in another page, and had:
- ROWLAND ELLIS, 1650-1729, of "Bryn Mawr" farm, in the Welsh Tract. His daughter Eleanor, m. in 1715, John Evans,† of Gwynedd, also of Royal Descent as above.
- 5. DAUGHTER (name not preserved, m. Owen ap ____ , and had the following children who removed to the Welsh Tract.
- I. .... etc.
- 1. OWEN HUMPHREY, of Llwyn-du, eldest son, 1625-1699, a justice in 1678. He had by his wife, Jane,
Humphrey ap Hugh's Timeline
Llwyn, Clwyd, Wales, (Present UK)
Dolserey, near Dolgelley, Merionethshire, Wales
171. Owen Humphrey of Llwyn du was born in 1625 in Llangelynin Parish, Talybont, Merionethshire, Wales, was christened on 13 Apr 1629 in Llangelynin Parish, Talybont, Merionethshire, Wales, and died in 1699 in Llangelynin Parish, Talybont, Merionethshire, Wales at age 74. Another name for Owen was Humphrey Owen of Llwyn du.
Source: Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania by Charles H. Browning, Philadelphia, 1912, p. 286, has born 1625, a justice in 1678.
From Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania by Charles H. Browning, Philadelphia, 1912, p. 151:
Source: FamilySearch.org has b. abt 1629 (year of baptism).
From the book Reifsnyder-Gillam Ancestry, edited by Thomas Allen Glenn (Philadelphia, 1902), provided by books.google.com, p. 48:
"Issue [of Humphrey ap Hugh]:...
Footnote 3, p. 48:
April 7, 1628
Wales, United Kingdom
Llangelynin, Gwynedd, UK
April 15, 1631
Llangelynin, Montgomeryshire, Wales
November 16, 1632
Montgomery, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Llangelynin, Merionethshire, Wales