Gruffudd VAUGHAN
Hywel VAUGHAN of Gwengraig, Gent.


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Margaret OWEN, Heiress of Hengwrt

Hywel VAUGHAN of Gwengraig, Gent. 1 2 3

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  • Died: 1639, Gwengraig, Garthgynfor, Dolgelley, Merioneth, Wales

  General Notes:

compiler's 11 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

Hengwrt is recorded as one of the granges of the abbey of Cymer, granted a charter in 1209.... It is the only grange that is in close proximity to the abbey itself, and was probably farmed for cattle. After the Dissolution, the domain land formerly controlled by the monastery, and Hengwrt, had to be included in the parochial system and it was taken into Llanelltyd. The abbey and its domain became the property of John Powys, Sergeant-at-Arms, and it subsequently passed to Sir Walter Lloyd of Cardiganshire. Hengwrt, after being leased for some time, came into the family of Baron Owen of Dolgellau. Then Hywel Vaughan of Gwengraig managed to buy both properties and left them to his son Robert Vaughan, the antiquary. 4

  Marriage Information:

Hywel married Margaret OWEN, Heiress of Hengwrt, daughter of Edward OWEN of Hengwrt and Elen LLWYD. (Margaret OWEN was born in Hengwrt, Llanelltyd, Merioneth, Wales.)


1 The History of The Princes, The Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog and the ancient lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd, by J. Y. W. Lloyd, of Clochfaen, Esq., M.A., K.S.G., London, 1885, Vol. IV., Owen of Hengwrt, p. 292.

2 Dictionary of Welsh Biography, Robert Vaughan.

3 Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families, John Edwards Griffith, 1914, p. 201 Howel Vaughan of Gwengraig, living 6 James I, 1608, m. Margaret d. of Edward Owen of Hengwrt co. Merioneth, p. 363.

4 Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, Historic Landscape Characterisation, Dolgellau - Area 5...

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