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Descendants of Rydderch Ap Kydivor

Generation No. 11

11. JENKIN AP12 GRIFFITH (GRIFFITH AP JENKIN AP11 THOMAS, JENKIN AP THOMAS AP RYS10 DU, THOMAS AP9 RYS, RYS8 DU, LLEWELYN AP7 KYDWGAN, KYDWGAN6 VYCHAN, KYDWGAN5 VAWR, RICHARD AP4 RYS, RYS AP3 RYDDERCH, RYDDERCH AP2 KYDIVOR, KYDIVOR AP1 DINWAL)48 was born Abt. 1532 in Llanddeiniol49, and died February 14, 1608/09 in on his farm in Llanddeiniol50. He married JANE ?51. She died Unknown.

Notes for J
Hugh Jenkin Griffith, 1st son of Jenkin Griffith, was born circa 1556. In some records, and in his will, he is called Hugh Jenkin. The name of his 1st wife has not been ascertained. His second was Mary Lewis, sister to John Lewis of Trefeglwys, whose son Lewis John, was one of the bondsmen for his cousin Jenkin Hugh, 24 January, 1636. They were, without doubt, the children of Lewis ap Lewis ap David Gwynn, of Mynachdy in Llanbadarn Trefeglys, descended in the male line from Llewelyn Gardan of Lyn Aeron, and he from Edwin ap Gronwy. The wife of Lewis ap David Gwynn, was Leuku, daughter of Lewis ap David Lloyd, of Gil y Aeron, ap David, of Gil y Aeron (i.e. Kilian Aeron) ap Philip ap Rys ap Ievan ap Llewelyn ap Kydgan, of Carrog (Llanddeiniol parish). Mary Lewis was, therefore a kinswoman to her husband, Hugh Griffith. (Dwnn, I, 16,31)
      The mother of David Lloyd ap David ap Philip, was daughter to Ievan ap Griffith ap David, of Llwyn David. Her brother, David ap Ievan, was the person who entertained the Earl of Richmond so magnificently at Llwyn David, on his march to Bosworth Field.* Mary Lewis was alive 14 October, 1636 and later.
      Hugh Jenkin inherited an ample estate, part of which was situate in the parishes of Llandeiniol and Llanrhystad, and had formerly formed a portion of the estates of his ancester, Kydwgan of Carrog; he acquired other lands by purchase. At the time of his death in 1636, he was seized of Keven Maen Elyn, in Llandeiniol, now called Maen-Elin uchaf and isaf, quite large farms, Tir y Cwm, now known by another name, situate between Llanddeiniol and Llanrhystad, an interest in the lands called Tir Ievan ap Ievan ap Jokin, alias Tir issa Thomas David Griffith, below the hamlet of Gogoyan, in the parish of Llanddewi Breffi, several farms in the parish of Nantcwnlle, and held on lease a small place called Croft Corne Garne.
      In 41 Elizabeth (1599), Hugh Jenkin Griffith, with his eldest son, Richard ap Hugh, sold to one Richard ap David ap Rees ap Howell, a property in the parish of Nantcwnelle consisting of one messuage, one garden, one hundred acres of airable land, twenty acres of meadow, forty acres of pasture, and forth acres of furze and heath, with the appurtenances thereto belonging, for the consideration of 40 pounds silver money. At this time his 1st wife was certainly dead. His second marriage probably took place the following year.
A copy of the record of the above transaction is in the Rolls of Feet of Fines, Cardiganshire. (Bundle 220, 41 Elizabeth, September Sessions)

From: The Pedigree of William Griffith, John Griffith, and Griffith Griffiths, Compiled in South Wales, Great Britain, by Thomas Allen Glenn

      *On the march of the Earl of Richmond from Milford to Shrewsbury, he was received and highly entertained at Llwyn Davydd, in the parish of Llandyssilio, Gogo, Cardiganshire, by its owner, David ap Ievan; and tradition says that David spared no expense to insure the gratification of the noble guest. After the hero of Bosworth Field had become King Henry VII, he made a present of a hirlas, or grey drinking horn, tipped and mounted on silver, to this David ap Ievan. The horn is designed in such exquisite taste as to induce the belief that the stand must have been designed by an Italian artist. This is formed by the royal supporters, the Greyhound of the family, and the Dragon of Wales, and it is evident that between them were the Royal arms, as a bit of silver, projecting seems to point to a deficiency. In the Civil Wars it was given to Richard,, second Earl of Carbery, who commanded this district, and so passed into the collection at Golden Grove.
      The following night the Earl of Richmond was entertained by Einion ap Davydd ap Lloyd, of Wren-Newydd, in the parish of Llanarth in the same county who tried to outdo David in the splendor of his hospitality, but no horn or other present was sent him.
      This hirlas horn, of which an illustration appears in Dwnn's Visitations of Wales (Meyrick) is still preserved as an interesting relic of the first of the Tudor Kings of England. A similar horn of a later date is to be seen at Penrhyn Castle, Carnarvonshire, North Wales.

Children of J
12. i.   HUGH JENKIN13 GRIFFITH, b. Abt. 1556, Nantcwnlle, Cardiganshire, , Wales; d. Abt. January 1635/36, Nantcwnlle (Nantownlle).
  ii.   DAVID JENKIN GRIFFITH51, d. Unknown.
Residence: 1633, Nantcwnlle Parish51

  iii.   THOMAS JENKIN GRIFFITH51, d. Unknown.
Thomas Jenkin Griffith who had David Thomas Jenkin, of Nantcwnlle, whose will was proved in 1636, his cousin, Griffith Hugh being then in debt to him. (File for 1636, P. R. Carmarthen)

  iv.   MORGAN JENKIN GRIFFITH51, d. Unknown.
Mogan was a witness to the will of his brother Hugh on October 14, 1636. He was taxed in land in Llanshystyd in 3 James 1. (1605-6) (Subsidy Roll, Cardiganshire 219-81)

  v.   GRIFFITH JENKIN GRIFFITH51, d. Unknown.
He was a witness to his brother's will on October 14, 1636.

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