Gaines Family Part 6

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Gaines Family Part 6 - will now turn to the Gaines ancestry in Wales....
will now turn to the Gaines ancestry in Wales. Brecon County, Wales, was the home of the Gaines family at the earliest known period of its history. history. Originally the family name in Welsh was Gam, and subsequently subsequently became Games. The family was one of distinction, distinction, having been among the titled and ruling class in Wales and Great Britain. In addition to earls and knights, the family embraced a King of Wales and an Emperor of Great Britain. In "Dunn's Heraldic Visitations of Wales," which was prepared by the order of the King, are given given the coat of arms and the genealogy of the Gaines family in Wales. The crest is described as follows: "The field of silver; a dark lion, with a crown on its head." The genealogy, lineal and collateral collateral is given in the Welsh language, language, in two sections. The two parts were evidently prepared by different persons. The larger contribution was prepared by an eminent genealogist of the time, Thomas Jones, who says at the outset: "This pedigree is truly set forth by me, Thomas Jones, finished finished at Fountain Gate, the 24th day of March 1599." In referring to the head of the Gaines, of Newton, 1657. Lewis Dunn, in his most valuable valuable work on: Welsh families, acknowledges his obligations to Sir John Gaines, of Porthamal, as being among the aristocracy by whom he "was permitted to see. old records and books from religious houses that had. been written and their material collected collected by Abbots and Priors." In St. John's Church, Brecon, below the communion rail, is the tomb of Edward Gaines, of Newton, Newton, September 9th, 1564. In Christ's Church, across the river from Brecon, a stone bears the name of Edward Gaines, of Tregaer. Near the pulpit, William, William, the son of Meredith Gaines, 1606. Peyton Gwin was the residence of Sir David Gam. Aberbran is referred to as "a seat of the junior junior branch of the house of Aber-camlias." Aber-camlias." Aber-camlias." Jones in history of Brecknockshire, Brecknockshire, says "The influence of the family of Gaines with the houso of Lancaster was extremely powerful." powerful." In another place, speaking of Sir David, he says: "I have seen the descendants of this hero of Agincourt in possession of every acre of ground in the county of Brecon." Brecon county contains 71 9 square miles. t 1

Clipped from The Gaffney Ledger23 May 1931, SatPage 6

The Gaffney Ledger (Gaffney, South Carolina)23 May 1931, SatPage 6
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