'Williams03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Williams of Clifford Court, Williams of Cornden (Corneden), Williams of Elham, Williams of Gwernyfed (Gwernevet), Williams of Rose Hall

                               
Sir David Williams of Gwernyfed or Gwernevet, Brecon (d 22.01.1612/3, judge)
BEB1841 identified Sir David's 1st wife as Margaret, dau/heir of Sir David Gam of Aberbraen. BLG1952 identified her as ...
m1. Margaret Games (dau of John Games of Aberbbraen)
m2. Dorothy (widow of John Latton)
Not clear which wife was mother of ...
1. Sir Henry Williams of Gwernyfed or Gwernevet (d 21.10.1636)
  BEB1841 identifies this Sir Henry as the 1st baronet but a note in TCB (vol 2, 'Williams of Gwernevet', p224), which supports the following, reports that Henry "is often (erroneously) called the 1st Baronet, but was dead eight years before the creation of that dignity".
  m. Eleanor Whitney (dau of Eustace Whitney of Whitney)
  A. Sir Henry Williams, 1st Bart of Gwernyfed (b c1607, d by 1652)
  m. (before 25.087.1631) Anne Pye (d before 07.1689, dau of Sir Walter Pye of The Mynde by Joane Rudhall)
i. Sir Henry Williams, 2nd Bart of Gwernyfed (b c1635, d before 22.03.1665/6, MP)
  m. (01.1657/8) Abigail Wightwick (a 07.1675, dau of Samuel Wightwick of the Inner Temple, m2. Thomas Lane of Bentley)
  a. Elizabeth Williams (bpt 19.05.1662, bur 27.01.1705)
  m. Sir Edward Williams of Gwernyfed (d 28.07.1721) @1@ below
  b. daughter
  ii. Sir Walter William of Ludlow, 3rd Bart (b c1636, dsp before 11.02.1695)
  B. Margaret Williams apparently of this generation
  m. Sir Henry Jones, Bart of Abermarles (d by 05.1644)
C. Elizabeth Williams (2nd dau) possibly of this generation
  m. (1641) Sir John Winford of Astley
2. Thomas Williams of Cornden/Corneden (in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire) & Cockthrop (b c1584, d 05.1636)
  m. Hester Hawkins (dau of James Hawkins of Washbourne)
  The following is partly supported by TCB (vol 2, 'Williams of Gwernevet', p225+).
  A. David Williams of Cornden/Corneden (b c1612-3, d 18.01.1698)
  BEB1841 identifies David as younger son rather than nephew of Sir Henry. We provisionally follow BLG1952.
  m. _ Carew (dau of Sir Matthew Carew)
  i. David Williams of Hereford & Corneden in Winchcombe (b c1651, dsp 27.11.1709, 2nd son?)
m. Constance Williams (dau of Henry Williams of Cabalva) @2@ below
  ii. Carew Williams (b 1662-3?, dsp 1722)
  m. _ Laurence (dau of Dr. _ Laurence of Lower Gralling)
  iii. Matthew Williams of London (b 1660-1 (sb 1669-70?) , d 08.07.1737, 5th son?)
  m. Elizabeth Gilbert (dau of Robert Gilbert of Sandwich and London)
  a. Gilbert Williams of Rose Hall and Clifford Court (b c1692, bur 09.04.1768, vicar of Sarratt then Islington)
  BEB1841, which shows Gilbert's grandfather as a son of the 1st baronet, identifies Gilbert and his successors as baronets. We provisionally follow BLG1952 which does not. TCB mentions that the title was assumed by Gilbert but shows the information on this branch of the family within a border so as to indicate that the assumption was not formally accepted.
  m. (05.02.1724) Dorothy Wanford (bur 20.09.1773, dau of William Wanford or Wankford of Rickmansworth, widow of Thomas Day of Rickmansworth)
  (1) David Williams (b 13.05.1726, d 09.12.1792)
m. (19.08.1762) Rebecca Rowland (d 03.11.1819, dau of Rev. Thomas Harding Rowland of Aylesbury by Martha, sister/coheir of George of Aylesbury)
  (A) David Williams of Rose Hall & Clifford's Court (bpt 27.04/07.1765, d 21.01.1798)
  m. (10.06.1794) Sarah Sophia Stanley (a 1836, dau/coheir of Rev. John Fleming Stanley of Warehouse (by Elizabeth) son of Edward of Baland, m2. Bigoe Armstrong, m3. James Deacon Gibbon)
  (i) Sophia Charlotte Williams of Goldingtons, Rose Hall & Clifford Court (b 11.06.1795, d 15.05.1837)
  m. Sir Thomas Tyringham Bernard, Bart of Nether Winchenden
  (B) Rebecca Williams
  (2) William Williams (dsp 1806, Rev., 4th son)
  m. _ Ashley (dau of William Ashley)
  (3)+ other issue - Matthew, Gilbert, daughter
  b. Elizabeth Williams
  m. Rev. _ Cholmley of Hereford
c. Frances Williams
  m. John Castle of London
  d.+ other issue - Matthew (d unm), Eleanor
  iv.+ other issue - Thomas (dvp unm 08.02.1669), Henry (d unm)
3. Roger Williams of the Gare, Brecknockshire (Breconshire) had issue
4. Robert Williams of Cabalva
  A. Henry Williams of Cabalva father of Constance, presumed father of ...
  i. ?? Williams of Cabalva presumed intermediary generation
  a. Thomas Williams of Cabalva
  (1) Elizabeth Williams
  m. (05.1720) Sir Philip Boteler, 4th Bart of Teston (dsps 1772)
  ii. Constance Williams
  m1. Dr. _ Knight of Shrewsbury
  m2. David Williams of Hereford (dsp) @2@ above

 

 

Identified by TCB as younger brother of William Wiiliams of Talyllyn (Brecon), both being sons of Thomas Williams of Talyllyn (by Mary, dua of John Parr os Poston,) was ...
Sir Thomas Williams, 1st Bart of Elham (not Eltham), Kent (b c1621, bur 20.09.1712-4, physician to King Charles II then James II, MP)
BEB1841 identifies Thomas's 1st wife as a daughter of Sir Edmund Sawyer of Woodbine but BLG1952 & TCB identify her as ...
m1. (before 1653) Anne Hogbeane (bpt 10.06.1632, bur 18.02.1664, dau of John Hogbeane of Elham)
1. Sir John William of Fulham then Pengethly, 2nd Bart of Elham (bpt 24.11.1653, d 28.04.1723/17.06.1723, MP)
  m. (c 02.1674/5) Mary Powell (bpt 27.01.1662/3, bur12.11.1704/ 06.05.1723, dau of Sir William Powell, Bart of Pengethley, by Mary Pearl)
A. Mary Williams mentioned by BLG1952 & TCB but not by BEB1841
  m. John Harleston of Rowton
  B. Elizabeth Williams mentioned by BLG1952 & TCB but not by BEB1841
  m. Thomas Price of Llanfoist
  C. Annie Williams mentioned by BLG1952 & TCB but not by BEB1841
  m. William Massie or Martin of London
  D. Susanna Williams mentioned by BEB1841 but not by BLG1952 or TCB
  m. Henry Cornwall of Bredwardine Castle
  E. Penelope Williams mentioned by BLG1952, TCB & BEB1841
  m. Thomas Symonds of Sugwass, later of Pengethley
2. Sir Edward Williams of Gwernyfed (bpt 06.11.1659, d 28.07.1721, MP for Brecon)
  m. Elizabeth Williams (dau of Sir Henry Williams, 2nd Bart of Gwernyfed) @1@ above
  A. Henry Williams (dsp 1723)
m. Mary Walbeoffe (d 1742, dau of John Walbeoffe of Lauham Lach)
  B. Sir David Williams of Gwernyfed (Gwernevet) & Llangoed Castle, 3rd Bart (d 06/9.02.1739/40, 4th son)
  m. (by 1725) Susannah Witherstone (bur 12.05.1775, dau of Thomas Witherstone of The Lodge, Herefordshire, m2. Rev. Thomas Johnson of Merthyr Tifvil)
  i. Sir Henry Williams of Gwernyfed, 4th Bart (b c1723, d unm 15.08.1741)
  ii. Sir Edward Williams of Gwernyfed, 5th Bart (d 12.07.1804)
  m1. (02.02.1748/69) Mary Leheup (b 1738-9, d 1763, dau/heir of Isaac Leheup of Gunthorpe)
  a. Edward Williams (bpt 18.11.1757, dvpsp 25.11.1799)
  b. Mary Williams (bpt 23.03.1752, d 18.07.1820)
  m. (12/22.06.1776) Thomas Wood of Littleton (d 07.05.1835)
  m2. (02.05.1777) Mary Riley (b 1745-6, d 24.03.1812, dau/coheir of John Riley of St. James's Place & Epsom)
  iii.+ other issue - Elizabeth, Susannah
  C. Abigail Williams
  m. Rev. Thomas Price
  D. Mary Williams
  m1. Samuel Watkins of Llanigon
  m2. Rev. Henry Allen
  E.+ other issue - Thomas (dsp 1720), Edward (dsp 1715)
3.+ other issue - James (d 1727, prebendary of St. Paul's), Thomas (d c1700)
m2. (c12.1666) Grace Lewis (dau of Thomas Lewis of the Moor, widow of _ Cawarden of Cawarden Green (Carwardine of Madley))

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1952 (Wood (now Hore Ruthven) of Gwernyfed), BEB1841 (Williams of Gwernevet) with support as reported above
(2) For lower section : BLG1952 (Wood (now Hore Ruthven) of Gwernyfed), BEB1841 (Williams of Eltham), TCB (vol 4, 'Williams of Elham', p66+)
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