Ancestors of John Philip Davies
2560000. Reginald Herbert was born about 1286 in Hertfordshire, England. Reginald married Alice Broadspeare. [Parents]
1271: From http://www.welshleigh.org/genealogy/prichardancestry/prichardhistorical4.htm:
Sir ROGER VAUGHAN died at Agincourt in 1415, as did his father-in-law Sir DAFYDD GAM (Gam = disabled as he squinted or had lost an eye). DAFYDD came from the Usk valley near Abergavenny, and his ancestors had given devoted service to the Bohuns, Norman earls of Hereford and Marcher lords of Brecon. R.R.Davies tells us about DAFYDD’S ancestor EINION SAIS (living 1271), whose castle was further west in the Usk valley at Penpont. In the 13th century the Bohuns had “enhanced their control within their lordships by forging links of patronage and service with the leaders of local Welsh society” (R.R.Davies, Conquest, p.284), principally EINION SAIS and his important kinsmen in Brecon. “Such ties … began the slow but crucial process of channelling the loyalty of native Welshmen to the Marcher Lords through the network of clientage and patronage within native Welsh society itself” (p.284). “The service of [EINION SAIS’S] family to the Bohuns as Lords of Brecon extended over more than a century. It stood and suffered with its lord – whether against the prince of Gwynedd in the 1260s, Edward I in 1297, or Edward II in 1327” (p.409), though Llywelyn the Last at his most powerful demanded personal homage from EINION SAIS and other leaders of native Welsh society (p.319). The family was awarded for its loyalty with “annuities, offices in abundance (notably that of Sheriff of Brecon which was virtually a family preserve), lucrative custodies and leases. No one could be in doubt that there was a special bond between EINION SAIS’S family and the Lords of Brecon. It worked to the mutual advantage of both parties.” (p.409-410). DAFYDD GAM’S descendants, who continued to live in Breconshire for 250 years, took the surname Games. They bore the arms, ‘Argent, a chevron between three cocks Gules’ (on a silver shield a red chevron between three cocks), attributed to EINION SAIS, quartered with ‘Gules, a chevron between three spear-heads Argent’ (on a red shield a silver chevron between three spear-heads), which were attributed to their patriarch Bleddyn ap Maenyrch of Brecon.
2560034. Cadwaladr Ap Gruffudd was born about 1240 in Of Parc Letis, Lngtwgdyfrynwysg, Monmouthshire, England. Cadwaladr married Mrs-Cadwaladr Ap Gruffudd. [Parents]
2560136. Roger "Fawr" ap Ieuan was born about 1270 in Llechryd, Diserth and Tre-, Radnorshire, Wales. Roger married Jane Baskerville. [Parents]
2560137. Jane Baskerville was born about 1274 in England. [Parents]
2560140. Roger Bredwarden was born about 1230 in Bredwardine, Herefordshire, England. [Parents]