Gaines Family Part 5

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Gaines Family Part 5 - a in same county, also to Daniel Gaines and...
a in same county, also to Daniel Gaines and Nicholas Willard, 13,- 700 acres in 1665. (Book 5, p. 478, Land Office.) It may be noted that many early settlers were brought in by members of the Gaines family, who received therefor large grants. The will of Daniel Gaines, dated 15th of August, 1682, record ed Rappahannock, Essex County, gives to his son, Bernard, his silver hilted sword and belt, and his seal ring. He was by record in 1680 a justice of the peace and captain of militia. There are records as well as traditions, that Daniel, Thomas and Robert Gaines were brothers, and that they were the grandsons of Sir John Gaines, of Aberdeen, Wales, 1559-1008. His children were Catherine, Thomas, John, Walter, Richard and Elizabeth. Sir John Gaines was the great grandson of Morgan, the eldest son of Sir David Gaines, the progenitor of the family. We will now turn to the Gaines ancestry in Wales. sentiment: "On God depends ev erything." About six years after the union of England and Wales, Henry VIII issued his first summons for representatives to be sent from Wales to Parliament. In obedience to this summons, Edward Gaines was returned to Parliament in 1542. Thos. Gaines was a member from Wales in 1572 and 1585. The following members of the family held the position of high sheriff of Brecon County: Edward Gaines, of Newton, 1558; John Gaines, of Aberbran, 1559; William Gaines, of Aberbran, 1562; William Gaines, of Aberbran, 1569; John Gaines, of Newton, 1074; William Gaines, of Aberbran, 1576; John Gaines, of Newton, 1587; John Gaines, of Newton, 1596; Sir John Gaines, of Newton, 1600; John Gaines, of Buckland, 1004; John Gaines, of Aberbran, 1008; Edward Gaines, of Newton, 1023; Richard Gaines, of Penderin, 1625; Edward Gaines, of Buckland, 1647; Roger Gaines, of Tregaer, 1652; Howe Gaines, of Newton, 1657. Lewis Dunn, in his most valuable

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  1. The Gaffney Ledger,
  2. 23 May 1931, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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