Notes for Morgan Dee: copied from www.gamber.net/gamber/
copied from www.gamber.net/gamber/
It has been handed down by tradition that the family of Day originally came from Wales. In a book of heraldry containing the arms of William Day, B.D., Provost of Eton College and Dean of Windsor, confirmed by Wm. F. Flower, Norroy on October 21st, 1582, in the 12th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, he is said to be descended from the Dees of Wales viz. being younger son of Morgan Dee, younger brother to Richard Dee, Welshman. Dee is the name of a small river in Wales and the name is said to have originally signified dark or dingy.
An internet source: http://www.dayfamilies.com/gearlyanc.htm presents the following ancestry for the instant Morgan Dees. The following section, taken from the book published by Leonard Day, lists the known generations of direct paternal ancestors preceding the emigration in 1634 of Robert Day from England to the New World. Alternative spellings of some of the Welsh names have been encountered and arbitrary choices have been made.
 ELISEG, Prince of Powys (East Central Wales) circa 727. BROCKWEL(L) Prince of Powys (also Powis), c.755. Powis castle is located just outside Welshpool, but is a fairly modern structure built centuries later and is currently used as a residence although open to visitors at stated times. CADELL, King of Deyrallug, 783. CYNGEN, Prince of Powys, 811. MERFYN FRYCH, King of Powys, married Esyllt, Princess of North Wales, died 843. RHODRI MAWR, King of all Wales, married Angharad, daughter of Meuric ap (son of) Dyfnwal, Lord of Cardigan. Slain 877 or 878. CADELL (2nd son) died 907 or 909. HOWELL DDA (The Good) d. 948. m.Elen, dau of Llwarch ap Hyfaidd of Dyfed. Codified Welsh law OWEN ap HOWELL, d. 987/988. EINION ap OWEN, slain 983/984. TUDOR (also TEWDWR), King of South Wales, c. 950 d. 1011, m. Ankaret, dau of Howell Dda (not #8) RHYS ap TUDOR, King of South Wales, killed 1080 or 1093. m.Gwladys, dau. of Rhiwallon ap Cynan, d. 1070. GRIFFITH (Gruffydd) ap RHYS, d.1137. m. Gwenllian (grand?)dau. of Griffith ap Cynan. RHYS ap GRIFFITH (Lord) d. 1196. m.Gwenllian, dau. of Madoc ap Meridith. GRIFFITH ap RHYS, m.Matilda, dau. of William deBreos. d.1201. RHYS GRYG, d.1234. m.Joan, dau of Baron Richard deClare, one of the signers of the Magna Charta 6/15/1215. One source shows  and  as brothers but both sources show  as the son of . RHYS MECHYLL, m. Matilda deBreos. d.1244. RHYS FYCHAN (VYCHAN), d.1271. m.Gwladys, dau. of Griffith ap Llewelyn the Great. RHYS GLOFF, Lord of Cymcymaen. m.Gwyrryl, dau. of Maelwyn ap Cadwallader. MADOC ap RHYS GLOFF, m. Tangwyst, dau. of Gronowy ap Einion. TRAHAIRN GOCH ap MADOC, Lord of Pennllich. c.1320 m.Gwyrryl, dau. of Madoc ap Merig. DAVID GOCH ap TRAHAIRN, m.Lady Maud, dau. of David Lloyd ap Cynveloe, son of David, Prince of Wales, son of Llewelyn the Great and his wife Joan, dau. of King John of England. IEVAN ap DAVID GOCH, m. Efa, dau of Einion ap Celynnin, Lord of Llwydiarth of County Glamorgan. MADOC ap IEVAN. DEIKS-DDU (DEE), m.Gwen. RICHARD DEE, of Newport, Shropshire, England. RICHARD DEE, of Radnor and Shropshire. (Radnor is a county in Eastern Wales: Shropshire is an adjoining county in England). MORGAN DEE, 2nd son, m.Maud, dau. of Howell ap Madoc. (may have been brother of ).
This database is a work in progress. The sources, citations, and resources are those which I have utilized to date. If you can add, correct, or suggest please feel free to let me know at your convenience. Thanks, Fred
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