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Stanley, Esq. He was ancestor of the Stanleys of

Eulo. 111. Thomas of Denbigh, married to Elizabeth, daughter

of Richard Lloyd Rosindale of Denbigh. iv. Hugh married to Anne, daughter of Sir George

Stanley, Knt. v. Edward married to Martha, daughter of Bartholo

mew Dod of London. vi. Roger Salusbury married to Anne, daughter and co

heiress of Richard Clough of Bachygraig (now

called Brynbella), Knt. VII. George married to Mary, daughter of Thomas Gros

venor, son of Sir Thomas Grosvenor of Eaton in

the county of Chester, Knt. viii. Leonard, o. s. p. ix. Elizabeth married to John Salusbury of Rûg, Esq. X. Jane married to John Hanmer, Esq., son of Sir

Thomas Hanmer. 1543.- Sir John Puleston of Bersham (or Plâs-y-Mers) in the parish of Wrexham, Knt., was the son of John Puleston, son of John Puleston of Hafodywern in the parish of Wrexham, Esq., who married Alson, daughter of Howel ap Ieuan ab Gruffydd of Bersham, Esq., by his second wife, Alson, daughter and coheiress of Howel ab Goronwy ab Ieuan ab Goronwy of Hafod-y-Wern, Esq., ab Gruffiydd ab Hwfa ab Iorwerth ab Ieuaf ab Niniaf ab Cynwrig ab Rhiwallon, lord of Maelor Gymraeg. He married, first, Gainor, daughter of Robert ab Meredydd ab Hwlkin Lloyd of Glynllifon, co. of Carnarvon, Esq.; and secondly, Janet, daughter of Meredydd ab Ieuan ab Robert of Cessail-Gyfarch, Esq. Sir John was Chamberlain of North Wales and Constable of Carnarvon Castle, and died in 1551. He left issue by his first wife : 1. Robert, who succeeded at Bersham, and was mar

ried to Elen, daughter of William Williams of

of Cochwillan, Esq. 1. Roland, who was high sheriff of Carnarvonshire in


III. Elizabeth, wife of John Wynn ab Hugh of Bodvil. iv. Sibyl, the wife of William Lloyd of Rhiwaedog. v. Elin, wife of Maurice ab Elis of Celynnenau. vi. Jane, who married, first, Edward Gruffydd of Pen

rhyn, Esq.; secondly, Rhys Thomas of Carnarvon,

Esq. vii. Margaret, the wife of William Lewis of Persaddfed,

Esq. Together with three other sons 0. 8. p. By his second wife he had issue: 1. Hugh, ancestor of the Pulestons of Llwyn-y-Cnotiau,

who married Margaret, daughter and coheiress of Hugh Lloyd of Llwyn-y-Cnotiau, in the parish of Wrexham, Esq., descended from Cynwrig ab

Rhiwallon. 1. Jane, the wife of Rhys Wynn. 1. Anne, the wife of Edward Conway; and iv. Margaret.

Arms.– 1. Argent, on a bend sable three mullets argent, for Puleston. 2. Sable, three lions passant argent, for Hwfa ab Iorwerth of Hafod-y-wern.

1544.John Puleston of Tir-Mon, Esq., was half-brother to the preceding sheriff, and son of Jolin Puleston, Esq., by his second wife, Alice, daughter of Hugh Lewis of Persaddfed, Esq. He married Elizabeth (or Elen, according to some MS.?), daughter of Piers Stanley of Euloe, Esq., and had issue : 1. Piers of Hafod-y-Wern, who married Catherine,

daughter of Sir Thomas Hanmer of Hanmer, Knt. 11. Richard, who married Jane, daughter of Gruffydd

ab Edward ab Morgan of Brymbo. 1. Roger of Eltham, who married Dorothy, daughter

of Thomas Cowell, Esq. iv. Emma, who married (1) John Lewis of Gwersyllt,

Esq.; (2), John Brereton, Esq. ; and (3), William

Hooker, Esq. v. Jane, married to John Wynn ab David ab Howel

ab Ieuan ab Gruffydd ab Madwg Pabo ab Ednyfed Goch of Bersham, descended from Ednyfed (who

1 Harl. MS. 2299.

bore a lion statant guardant gules) ab Cynwrig ab

Rhiwallon. VI. Janet, married to John Wynn ab Robert ab David

of Groes-Voel and Hafod-y-bwch, Esq., descended

from Cynwrig ab Rhiwallon. VII. Elizabeth married to Robert Sonlli ab Robert Wynn

Sonlli of Sonlli, Esq. ; descended from Cynwrig

ab Rhiwallon. Ermine, a lion ramp. sa. vii. Lili married to Roger Decaf of Rwytyn, Esq., ab

David Decaf of Rwytyn, Esq. Ermine, a lion ramp.


ix. Emeline married to John Wynn of Gresford, Esq.,

·ab David ab Robert ab David of Sutton, Esq. ; descended from Elidr ab Rhys Sais, who bore

ermine, a lion ramp. azure. x. Catherine married to Owen Rose of Malpas. Arms. See 1543.

1545.John Owen of Garth-y-Medd in the parish of Abergelau, Esq., was the eldest son and heir of Owen ab Gruffydd ab Madog of Garth-y-Medd, Esq., and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Tudor ab Ieuan ab Gruffydd Lloyd, Esq. He married Elen, daughter of Piers Coetmore of Llanllechid, Esq., and Alice, his wife, daughter of Sir William Gruffydd of Penrhyn, Knt. This family is descended from Jarddur (grand forester of Snowdon) ab Trahaiarn, chief of one of the noble tribes of Wales, upon whom Llywelyn the Great bestowed Penrhyn and the whole hundred of Llechwedd Uchaf. He had issue, besides Piers, who was sheriff in 1584 (p. 21), six other sons (John, Hugh, George, Thomas, Owen, and William), four daughters, the youngest of whom, Catherine, was married to David Holland of Kinmael, ab Piers Holland, Esq.

Arms.Gules, a chev. inter three stags' heads cabossed argent.

1546.- Robert Salusbury of Rúg was the son and heir of Piers Salusbury of Bachymbyd, co. of Denbigh, Esq., and Margaret Wen, his wife, sole daughter and heiress of leuan ab Howel ab Rhys ab David ab Howel ab Gruffydd ab Owain Brogyntyn of Rûg, Esq. He was

high sheriff for Merionethshire in the years 1544 and 1549, and married Catherine, daughter of John ab Madog ab Howel of Llyn, and had issue: 1. John Salusbury of Rûg and Bachymbyd, Esq., high

sheriff of Merionethshire in 1559 and 1578, married to Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Salusbury of Llyweni, Knt., and had issue:

1. Sir Robert Salusbury of Rûg and Bachymbyd, 0. s.p.

2. John.

3. William Salusbury, commonly called “ Salusbury Hosannau gleision,” or “Blue Stockings,” goveruor of Denbigh Castle, which he repaired at his own expense, and held against the Parliamentary Major-General, Mytton, from the 16th of July, 1646, till the 3rd of November in the same year, and surrendered then only upon honourable conditions. (Pennant, ii, 164; App. viii.) The colonel's son, John, appears to have succeeded his uncle at Rûg.

4. Margaret married to John Lloyd of Bodidris

in Yale. II, III. Hugh and Piers s. p. iv. Jane married to John Conway of Bodrhyddan, Esq. V. Alice mar. to Simon Thelwall of Plâs-y-Ward, Esq. vi. Elen mar. to John Lloyd, Esq. Arms.-As Salusbury of Llyweni.


1547.-John Edwards of Chirk, Esq., was son and heir of William Edwards of Plâs-Newydd, Constable of Chirk, who died 1532, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and sole heiress of John Hookes, Esq. A John Edwards of Chirk represented the county of Denbigh in the Parliament which assembled in 1588. He married Jane, daughter of Sir George Calverley, of Calverley in Cheshire, Knt. This family is descended from Tudor Trevor, Earl of Hereford and Gloucester, lord of Chirk, Whit

tington, Oswestry, the two Maelors, and Erging Ewias, founder of the noble tribe of the Marches of Powysland. He had issue: 1. John Edwards of Plâs-Newydd, married to Ann,

daughter of Robt. Pultenham, Esq., and had issue: John Edwards of Plâs-Newydd, Esq., married (1), Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Sherborne, Knt.; (2), Jane, daughter of Roger Puleston, Esq. By his first wife he was father to John Edwards of Plâs-Newydd, who married Magdalene, daughter of Randle Broughton of Broughton, and had issue

two coheiresses. 11. William, a captain in the army, who died Feb.11,1606. 111. Jane, wife of (1) John Ellis of Alrhey ; (2), John

Wynn ab William. IV. Ann married to David ab Matthew Wynn ab David

ab Edward of Trefor, in the parish of Llangollen,

Esq., ancestor of the Trefors of Trefor Hall. v. Catherine married to William Leycester of Toft Hall,

co. of Chester, Esq. Arms.—Party per bend sinister ermine and ermines, a lion rampt. or.

1548.Cadwaladr Morris of Foelas, Esq., was the eldest son of Morris Gethin, second son of Rhys ab Meredith ab Tudor of Foelas, Esq. Rhys was one of the Welsh leaders at the battle of Bosworth, 1485. When Sir William Brandon was prostrated by King Richard, he was entrusted with the British standard of the red dragon. He was buried in the church of Yspytty Ifan, together with his wife, Lowry, daughter and heiress of Howell ab Gruffydd Goch of Rhôs Rhyfoniog, where their effigies still remain. The family is descended from Marchweithian, lord of Isdulas, and chief of one of the noble tribes of North Wales. He obtained a grant from the crown to himself and his brother, Robert Gethin ap Morris, of lands, tenements, and hereditaments, in the parish of Llanwith (?), co. Denbigh, being parcel of the township of Hiraethog, then lately belonging to the Monastery of Conway, dissolved by act of Parliament;

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