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Subject: [JOHN] Thomas Johnes, b. abt 1685, Llanvaireclydogo, Co, Wales
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 21:04:25 EST
Sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1705.
Under "Herberts of Haford" it has been shown how the name of Johnes
succeeded at that place. Thomas Johnes, of Llanfair-clydoge, near Lampeter, was
descended from the long line of Johnes of Dolau-Cothi, Llannbadarn-fawr, and
Abermarlais, deriving from Sir Gruffydd ap Nicholas , of Newston (Dinefawr), who
lived during the War of the Roses, and fell in the battle of Wakefield while
fighting "on the side of York". He was the great-grandson of Sir Elidyr Ddu.
Sir Thomas Johnes, Kt., the head of this line at Abermarlais, was Sheriff of
Carmarthenshire in 1541
Sir Richard of Colebrooke had fought at the "battle of Banbury", A.D. 1469
(WHERE HIS BROTHER WILLIAM, EARL OF PEMBROKE, ALSO FOUGHT, AND WAS AFTERWARDS
BEHEADED), WHICH GIVES US A NEAR APPROXIMATION TO THE TIME WHEN THE HERBERT
STOCK CAME TO THE BILL 'HAFORD" (SUMMER DWELLING) IN CARDIGANSHIRE. THE LAST OF
THE LINE WAS WILL HERBERT (D. 1704), WHOSE SOLE ISSUE WAS A DAUGHTER, JANE,
WHO M. THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ., OF LLANFAIR-CLYDOGE, SON OF THOMAS JOHNES OF
LLANFAIR-CLYDOGE, AND GRANDSON OF THOMAS JOHNES OF DOLAU-COTHI. THOMAS JOHNES
NOW WENT TO LIVE AT HAFORD.