Miles LEWYS of Gabalfa, Gent.
William MILES of Gabalfa, Gent.
Johan OWEN
Morgan MILES of Gabalfa, Gent.
(Est 1605-1690)


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Florence BASSETT

Morgan MILES of Gabalfa, Gent. 1

  • Born: Est 1605, Gabalfa, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Married: Est 1630, Glamorgan Wales
  • Died: Shortly before 17 May 1690, Llandaff, Glamorgan Wales

  General Notes:

Compiler's 8 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

of Gabalfa, Caerdydd


"....[R]eferences to Caeryrfa [Creigiau] occur in the 17th century surveys of the lordship of Meisgyn:-

1625, Caeryrfa, part of Penllwyn Cynfin Uchaf, William Miles, 6d. David Thomas 3d.

1630, Joan Owen, widow, 6d., David Thomas 3d.

Joan Owen was the widow of William Miles of Gabalfa, the son of Miles Lewis of the same. The Miles family of Gabalfa were rising minor gentry who were at this time busily building up an estate. They also acquired Henstaff in St. Brides, super Ely nearby, but their advance was frustrated by failure of male heirs before they managed to acquire major gentry status.

1638, Morgan Miles, 6d, William Thomas, 3d... 2


Sole executor of his father's Will (1628)


On 18 Apr 1632, Morgan Myles was a witness to an indenture whereby John Deare of St. Marye Churche, co. Glamorgan, gent., grants to Alexander Portree of Lyncolns Inne, co. Middlesex, esq., and Jenkyn Cradock of Llancadle, co. Glamorgan, gent., (1) a messuage and closes of land, containing 30 acres in the parish of Penlyne, co. Glamorgan...., (2) a parcel of land, containing 12 acres in the parish of Lantwitt, co. Glamorgan, in the tenure of John Deare, which is settled on the said John Deare and Mary his wife for their lives.... 3


Named as a beneficiary in his mother's Will (1636)


Living in 1673, per listing of nobility and gentry in this year. 4


Morgan Miles of the city of Llandaff died intestate in 1690. Henry Harpur, his principal creditor and the administrator of all and singular his goods, cattle and chattels, paid bond on 17 May 1690. Administration was granted 17 Feb 1690/1. 5

  Marriage Information:

Morgan married Florence BASSETT, daughter of Thomas BASSETT of Miskin, Gent. and Mary EVANS, est 1630 in Glamorgan, Wales. (Florence BASSETT was born est 1610 in Miskin, Morgannwg, Cymru and died on an unknown date.)


1 The Golden Grove Books of Pedigrees, Peter Clement Bartrum, book 5 p. C665.

2 Community Link, Pentyrch, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Criegiau (pdf).

3 The National Library of Wales, Calendar of Deeds & Documents, Vol. I, The Coleman Deeds, Francis Green (compiler), Aberystwyth, 1921, D.D. 799, p. 213.

4 An Alphabetical Account of the Nobility and Gentry, which are (or Lately Were) Related Unto the Several Counties of England and Wales..., Richard Blome, p. 119.

5 LL / 1690 / 54 / B, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

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