'Wogan01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wogan of Picton, Wogan of Stonehall, Wogan of Wiston
[This family is still being researched. It is likely that one or more subsidiary pages will be developed in due course which may lead to some changes being made to this page.]

Bleddyn ap Maenrych (Maenarch), lord of Brecknock (Brecon) (d 1096)
m. Elin (dau of Tewdr Mawr, sister of Prince Rhys)
1. Gwgan 'lord of Brecknock'
  WBO reports that "The progenitor of the many branches of the Wogan family (there were branches at Boulston, Wilston, Picton, Llanstinan, Stonehall, and elsewhere in Pembrokeshire, as well as in Ireland and England) is supposed to have been Gwgan ap Bleddyn, lord of Brecknock". "Wogan" is supposed to have been an anglicisation of Gwgan.
  m. Cecila (or Gwenlian) (dau/coheir of Sir Philip Gwiss or Gwys of Wiston)
  A. Sir Mathew Wogan 'of Wiston'
  m. Alice (dau/coheir of Meirchion ap Rhys ap Rhydderch)
  i. Sir Walter Wogan
  m. Margaret Stanton (dau/heir of Sir Adam Stanton of Stanton)
  a. Sir Mathew Wogan
  Presumably because he married a Picton and Sir John lived about this time and is known to have been of the Picton branch, this Sir Mathew is identified in some web sites as Sir John the Justiciar of Ireland. For the reason noted below, we show that Sir John differently.
m. Alice Picton (dau of William Picton)
  (1) Sir Mathew Wogan
  m. Avice Malefant (dau of Sir Walet Malefant)
  (A) Sir John Wogan of Wiston (d 1419)
  m. Annes Werriot (dau of Philip Merriot)
  (i) Sir Henry Wogan of Wiston - continued below
  m. Margaret (dau of Sir William Thomas of Raglan, sister of 1st Earl of Pembroke)
  (ii) Jane Wogan possibly of this generation
m. David Perrot of Scotsborough
  ii. Joewan Wogan probably of this generation
  m. Wilcock Cariadog of Newton
  B. Trahaiarn of Llangorse
  Shown here by 'History of Brecknockshire' by Theophilus Jones (vol 2 part 1 (1809), p164) which supports the earlier generations shown above.
  The following connection is wholly speculative. Of Sir John the Justiciar, WBO reports that "There is complete uncertainty about his parentage and early life. We first hear of him in 1281", then being in Wales. WBO reports that he was a member of the Picton branch but adds "The exact relationship between the Picton and Wiston branches of the family has never been determined." The dates do not give much leeway on the generations given that the family name of Wogan was itself new.
  C. ?? Wogan
  i. Sir John Wogan of Picton, Justiciar of Yorkshire later of Ireland (a 1281, d 1321) ancestor of Wogans of Rathcoffey
WBO notes some uncertainty as to whether or not the Sir John Wogan who was Justiciar of Ireland from 1308-1313 was the same person as (rather than son of) the Sir John Wogan who was Justiciar in 1295. Provisionally, we follow those web sites which accept that he was the same person but, noting that WBO reports that his wife Margaret died in 1302 but that his son Thomas was born c1311, we presume that either there was indeed an intervening generation or Sir John married twice, probably with no surviving male issue by Margaret.
  m1. Margaret (d 1302, dau/coheir of Robert de Valle or Dale of Walwyn's Castle)
  m2. ??
  a. Sir Thomas Wogan (b c1311, d 1357, escheator of Ireland)
  (1) ?? Wogan
  (A) ?? Wogan
  (i) John Wogan (d before 1420)
  WBO describes John as "the last of the male line of the Picton branch."
2.+ other issue
  Bleddyn (Blethin) has been identified as ancestor of Philip Jones of Fonmon Castle. We have yet to find out whether or not that connection came through Gwgan or another of Blethin's children.



Sir Henry Wogan of Wiston - continued above
m. Margaret (dau of Sir William Thomas of Raglan, sister of 1st Earl of Pembroke)
1. John Wogan of Wiston (d Banbury 26.07.1469)
  m. Mawd (Matilda) Clement (dau/heir of Jenkin Clement of Geneu'r-glyn)
  WBO suggests that the following Sir John was grandson rather than son of John. Provisionally, we follow Griffith in showing Sir John as John's son.
  A. Sir John Wogan of Wiston, Sheriff of Pembrokeshire & Cardiganshire (d 23.08.1557)
  m1. Angharad Vaughan (dau of Sir Thomas Vaughan)
  i. Ellen Wogan
  m. Arnold Butler of Johnstone
  ii. Elizabeth Wogan
  m. David ap John Lloyd
  iii. Catherine Wogan
  m. Richard Morris of Castell Villa
  iv. Jane Wogan
  m. Ednyfed Griffith of Gwyddgwion
  v. Ales Wogan
  m. John Butler of Coed Cynllas
  vi. Mawd Wogan
  m. Ifan ap Jenkine, of Tregaron
vii.+ other issue including Mary, Margaret
  m2. Ann Phillips (dau/heir of William Phillips of Picton 'of Stone Hall')
  ix. Richard Wogan
  m. Elizabeth Gamage (dau of Richard Gamage of Coyty)
  a. John Wogan, Sheriff of Cardinganshire & Pembrokeshire (d 04.05.1580)
  Griffith names John's wife as Cecilia, dau of Sir Edmund Carr of Winston. WBO names her ...
  m. Cecil Carne (dau of Sir Edmund Carne of Ewenny Priory)
  (1) Sir William Wogan (d 1625)
m. Sibyl Owen (dau of Sir Hugh Owen of Orielton)
  (A) Sir John Wogan of Wiston, Sheriff of Pembrokeshire (d 1644)
  Griffith names John's wife as Jane, dau of Sir James Colchester of Ireland. WBO names her ...
  m. Jane Colclough (dau of Sir Thomas Colclough of Tintern)
  Griffith ends with this generation. WBO reports that the Wogans "remained at Wiston until ... 1794".
  (i) Thomas Wogan (a 1669, Colonel, MP, 'regicide', fled to Holland, 3rd son) mentioned by WBO
Possibly of this generation was ...
  (ii) Mary Owen
  m1. David Lloyd of Cilciffeth
  m2. (c1641) James Lewis of Coedmore (b c1602, d 1668)
  (2) Jane Wogan
  m. John Wogan of Boulston
  (3)+ other issue - Thomas, John, Richard, Ellis
  x. Morris Wogan 'of Stonehall' (youngest son)
  a. William or John Wogan of Stonehall probably of this generation
  (1) Jane Wogan
  m. Griffith Lloyd of Forest
  b. Margaret Wogan apparently of this generation
  m. (1597) Owen Tucker of Sealyham
  x. Jonet Wogan
  m. Jenkin ap Evan Lloyd Vychan, of Bettws
x.+ other issue - Thomas, Owen
  B. Henry Wogan
  m. Catherine Bateman (dau of William Bateman)
  C. daughter
  m. Sir William Bateman
  D. Elizabeth Wogan
  m. Richard Owen of Llwchmelyn
  E. Mawd Wogan
  m. Owen ap Sir James Owen
  F. Janet Wogan
  m. Richard Cornwall, baron of Burford (b 1493, d 1569)
  G. Janet (sb Sioned?) Wogan
  m. David Langham (Laugharne) of St. Bride's
H.+ other issue - Thomas, Robert, David, William
2. Henry Wogan of Prengest (Pendergest)
  The following is partly supported by Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, 'Cockett').
  m. Elizabeth (dau(co)/heir of John Jones or Joyce of Pengest/{emdergest)
  A. Joan Wogan
  m1. John Brown of Pentre Ifan (son of Sir James)
  m2. Philip Howel
  m3. Hugh Mansel
  B. daughter
  m. Thomas Bowles of Monmouthshire
C. Margery Wogan
  m. Sir Richard Walden of Erith
3. (Elizabeth or Jennet) Wogan
  m. Watkin Vaughan (ap Roger Vychan)
4. (Margred) Wogan
  m. Henry Donne of Picton
  A. Jonet Dunn probably of this generation
  m. Trahaearn Morgan
  B. Jane Dunn possibly of this generation
  m. Sir Thomas Philips of Kylsant
5. Mansel Wogan
6. Jane (Joanna) Wogan
  m. Sir William Perrot of Haroldston (b c1433, d before 07.06.1503)
7. Agnes Wogan probably of this generation
  m. William Harewell of Wootton
8. Isabella Wogan probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Perrott of Eastlington & Haroldston (d 23.07.1474)

Main source(s): Griffith's Pedigrees (Wiston, p294) with some support/comment from WBO ('Wogan families')
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