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Families covered: Jones (Johnes) of Abermarles (Abermarlais), Johnes of Dolecothy (Dolau Cothy), Johnes of Llanvairclydoge

John (FitzUryan) ap Thomas of Abermarlais (Abermarles) (dvp)
(1) The seat of this family was at Abermarles, Carmarthenshire. It is sometimes shown as Albermarles or Albemarles, possibly being confused with the place called Albemarle in Normandy which, possibly because of it being of some significance in Plantagenet times, was used in the title for the dukedom of the Moncks and the earldom of the Keppels.
(2) That John was son of Thomas ap Gruffydd ap Nicholas ap Philip ap Elidir Ddu is given by Griffith's Pedigrees ('Hafod y Wern', p275).
m. Elizabeth (dau of Thomas Vaughan of Bredwardine by Elinor, dau of Robert, Lord Whitney)
1. Sir Thomas Johnes or Jones of Abermarles (Abermarlais) & Haroldston (Pembrokeshire), Sheriff of Carmarthenshire (d 1559)
  Commoners mentions only Sir Thomas's marriage to Mary Berkeley and their children, following the line of James. The following is supported by VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 2, Parishes: Horsenden) & VCH (vol 3, Buckinghamshire, vol 3, Parishes: Saunderton) with some input, shown in italics, from information kindly provided by a contributor (OWC, 31.08.15).
  m1. Elizabeth Done (dau of Sir Edward Done of Kidwelly)
  A. Anne Johnes or Jones, heiress of Horsenden
  m. John Cotton of Whittington
  B. Frances Johnes or Jones, heiress of Saunderton, Buckinghamshire (d 1572)
  m. Robert Lee of Saunderton
  i. Edward Donne Lee of Saunderton, Sheriff of Carmarthenshire (d 1598)
  m. Anne Heywood (dau of Richard Heywood)
a.+ issue - Henry of Pibwr, Edward, Thomas
  ii. Anne Lee
  m. George Aisby of Haresfield
  m2. (by 1532) Mary Berkeley (dau of James Berkeley of Thornbury (son of Maurice, Lord Berkeley), widow of Thomas Perrot of Haroldston, m3. Sir Robert Whitney)
  C. Sir Henry (Harri) Johnes or Jones of Abermarles (d 1586)
The following connection, provided by OWC, is supported by Visitation (Dwn (Meyrick 1846), Wales, vol 1, 'Abermarles', p26).
  m1. (by 1554) Elizabeth (d 10.08.1571, dau of Mathew Herbert of Cogan Pill)
  i. Sir Thomas Johnes or Jones of Abermarles (d 1604)
  Much of the following was shown on a Temporary page from 17.09.09, being based on TCB (vol 2, 'Jones of Abermarles', p213), until it was moved here with following further input/support from Griffith's Pedigrees ('Hafod y Wern & The Pulestons', p275).
  m. Jane Puleston (dau of Rowland Puleston of Carnarvon)
  a. Sir Henry (Harri) Jones of Abermarles (d by 1641)
  m1. Elizabeth Herbert (sister of Edward Herbert, 1st Lord of Chirbury) identified by TCB as 1st wife, the only wife mentioned by Griffith
(1) Sir Henry Jones, Bart of Abermarles, Sheriff of Carmarthenshire (d by 05.1644)
(1) TCB mentions only Margaret Williams as Henry's wife but BEB1841 ('Jones of Albemarlis') identifies his wife as Elizabeth Salisbury (dau of Sir John Salisbury, relict of John Salisbury of Rugg) which appears to be confusion with the Sir Henry of 3 generations earlier.
(2) TCB identifies the undermentiond Elizabeth as "2d. and yst. da. and eventually sole heir". Debrett's Peerage (1820, vol 1, Marquess Cornwallis) identifies Elizabeth as "sole daughter and heir". However, the Stepney records show 2 sisters as probably of this generation, both of whom had children. Provisionally, we show them all as children of this Sir Henry but hope to find confirmation or contradiction of this in due course
  m. Margaret Williams (dau of Sir Henry Williams of Gwernevet by Eleanor, dau of Eustace Whitney)
  (A) Magdalen Jones
  m. Sir John Stepney, 2nd Bart of Prendergast
  (B) Elizabeth Jones
  m. (1665) Sir Francis Cornwallis, later of Abermarles (bur 04.09.1675)
(C) Price Jones
  m. Thomas Stepney (brother of Sir John)
  m2. Jenet Kemeys (dau of Rowland Kemeys of the Vaendre, m2. Robert Hopton) wife of a Sir Henry, presumed 2nd wife of this one
  b. Elizabeth Johnes
  m. Ifan ap Sir Gruffydd Lloyd, of Tregarnedd
  c. Anne Johnes probably the Anne (d before 1624) who married ...
  m. John Stedman of Cilcennin
  d. Catherine Johnes possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Vaughan of Dunraven
  e.+ other issue - Thomas (dvpsp?), Rowland, Richard, Robert, Mary
  m2. Eleanor Somerset (d 1571, dau of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester, widow of Sir Roger Vaughan of Porthaml)
  m3. (1584) Elizabeth Salisbury (dau of Sir John Salisbury, relict of John Salisbury of Rugg)
  ii. son
  D. Richard Jones of Cwmgwili or Cwmgwilly, Carmarthenshire (d c1577)
  Commoners mentions only that Richard's issue was extinct in the male line.
  m1. (1559) Elizabeth (dau of Gruffydd Lloyd ap Gruffydd of Cwmgwili)
  i.+ 1 son + 2 daughters
m2. Marged (dau of Rhys ap William ap Thomas Goch)
  E. James Johnes of Llanbadarn-fawr, Sheriff of Cardiganshire (a 1586) this line followed by Commoners & BLG1886
  m. Anne (dau of John Thomas of Cryngae & Dolecothy, widow of James Lewis of Llanbadarn-fawr)
  i. Thomas Johnes of Llanbadarn-fawr (Cardiganshire) & Dolecothy (Carmarthenshire), Sheriff of Cardiganshire (a 1618)
  m1. Elizabeth (dsp, dau of Watkin Thomas of Llwynyerwarth)
  m2. Mary (dau of James Lewis (ap David) of Abernantbychan, m2.Rowland Pugh of Mathavarn)
  a. James Johnes of Dolecothy, Sheriff of Carmarthenshire then Cardiganshire (a 1670)
  m1. Mary Pugh (dau of Rowland Pugh of Mathavarn by Elizabeth, dau of Sir Richard Pryse or Pryce of Gogerddan)
  Commoners is not clear which wife was mother of James's children. BLG1886, which does not mention the other children, identifies Mary as mother of ...
  (1) Thomas Johnes of Dolecothy, Sheriff of Cardiganshire (a 1673)
  m. Elizabeth Lloyd (dau/heir of Thomas Lloyd of Llanvairclydoge)
(A) Thomas Johnes of Dolecothy, Sheriff of Cardiganshire (a 1705)
  m. Anne Lloyd (dau of David Lloyd of Crynoryn)
  (i) Thomas Johnes of Llanvairclydoge (dsp 1733, MP)
  m1. Jane Herbert (dau/heir of William Herbert of Hafodychtryd)
  m2. Blanch Van (dau of David Van of Llanwern)
  (ii) Grace Johnes
  m. Lewis Vaughan
  (iii) Elizabeth Johnes (a 1734)
  m1. Gwynn Williams (son of Daniel of Penpoint)
  m2. (div 03.1727-8) John Williams of Edwinsford (dsp 29.04.1729)
  (B) James Johnes of Dolecothy
(i) Thomas Johnes of Dolecothy & Penybont
  m. Mary Anne Powell (dau/coheir of Jeremiah Powell of Cwmmele)
  (a) Thomas Johnes of Llanvairclydoge & Croft Castle (Herefordshire) (MP)
  The following is supported by BLG1886 ('Knight of Wolverley').
  m. Elizabeth Knight (dau/heir of Richard Knight of Croft Castle by Elizabeth, dau of Samuel Powell of Stanedge)
  ((1)) Thomas Johnes of Hafodychtryd, Cardingamshire (b 1748-9, d 23.04.1816, MP)
  m1. Maria Burgh of Monmouthshire
m2. Jane Johnes (dau of John Johnes of Dolecothy) @@ below
  ((A)) Maria Anne Johnes (dvp unm)
  ((2)) Samuel Johnes of Henley Hall (Salop), later Knight (d 1852, rector of Welwyn in Hertfordshire)
  m. Ann Maria Cuyler (dau of Sir Cornelius Cuyler, Bart)
  ((A)) Louisa Elizabeth Anne Johnes or Knight (d 15.03.1895)
  m. Sir John Villiers Shelley, (7th) Bart (b 1808, d 1867, MP, son of Sir John (of Miochelgrove))
  ((3)) Elizabeth Johnes (d 1806)
  m. (1770) John Hanbury-Williams of Coldbrook Park (b 29.06.1749, dsp 21.11.1819)
  ((4)) Anne Johnes
  (b) John Johnes of Dolecothy (d 1781)
m. Jane Rees (dau of Hector Rees of Court Pembrey)
  ((1)) John Johnes of Dolecothy (d 12.09.1815)
  m. Elizabeth Bowen (dau/heir of John Bowen of Maesllanwrthwl)
  ((A)) John Johnes of Dolecothy had issue
  m. (1822) Elizabeth Edwardes (dau of Rev. John Edwardes of Gileston)
  ((B)) Elizabeth Johnes
  m. William Bonville of Carmarthen
  ((C)) Mary Anne Johnes
  m. Walter Lloyd of London
  ((D))+ other issue - Jane, Charlotte (d unm)
  ((2)) Jane Johnes
  m. Thomas Johnes of Hafodychtryd @@ above
  ((3)) Mary Anne Johnes
  m1. Rev. John Lloyd of Brunant
  m2. John Phillips of Llandelo
  ((4))+ other issue - Elizabeth, Charlotte (d unm)
  (c) Elizabeth Johnes
  m. John Lewis
  (d) Mary Anne Johnes (dsp)
  m. John Hughes of Tymawr
  (e) Grace Johnes (d unm)
  (f) Catherine Johnes
m. George Lewis of Barnsfield
  (C) Henry Johnes of Brunant Cayo (dsp)
  (D) Winifred Johnes
  m. Robert Birt of Llandygwy
  (E) Elizabeth Johnes
  m. Richard Jones of Abermead
  (2) John Johnes of Abermead assumed of this marriage
  m. Anne Gwynne (dau of Howell Gwynne of Glanbrane)
  (3) Anne Johnes assumed of this marriage
  m. Edward Jones of Llanina
  (4) daughter assumed of this marriage
  m. John Lloyd of Llanllawddog
  (5) Bridget Johnes assumed of this marriage
  m. Thomas Lloyd of Bronwydd
  (6)+ other issue - Richard (dsp), James of Llandre (d 1709) assumed of this marriage
  m2. Mary Pryce (dau of Sir John Pryce of Gogerthan)
  b. Winifred Johnes
m. David Lloyd
  ii. Mary Johnes
  m. David Lloyd of Glandwin
  F. Samuel Jones
  G. Herbert Jones probably of this generation
  i. Elizabeth Jones
  m. Howel Gwynne of Glanbran (cousin)
  H. Catherine Jones
  m. John Vaughan of Pembrey
  I. Eleanor Jones
  m. Griffith Rice of Newton (d 1584)
  J Mary Jones
  m. Rudderch Gwynne of Glanbrane

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 4, 'Johnes of Dolecothy', p59+), BLG1886 ('Johnes of Dolau Cothy') with support plus a little input, shown in italics, from a schedule kindly provided by a contributor (OWC, 31.08.15)
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