Aubrey of Llanfrynach

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  1. GeeDee

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    I am looking for any Aubreys with ancesters in Llanfrynach Wales or surrounding area. In particular Meredith Aubrey 1775... but any information is more than welcome
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Hi GeeDee - what do you already know about Meredith? I only ask as then it will help members to track him down and save them finding things that you already know. :)
     
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    According to FMP Meredith Awbrey was buried on 5th August 1815 aged 42 in Llanfrynach, Breconshire. Giving a birth date of 1775.
     
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    Yes Chimp, but the date is 5th august 1817 not 1815 ..i also have his marriage licence in 1805 to Mary Jones in st marys breconshire, this is all i have. plus him being named as father to Thomas aubrey and 2 others. The only reference i can find for anyone similar is rees ap meredith ap watkin ap awbrey .... but that doesn't help me at all.
     
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    Why do you think this doesn't help? Do you know about Welsh patronymics? Briefly, the 'ap' derives from 'mab', son, rather like the Scots 'Mac'. The person you refer to would have been known as Rees ap Meredith (or Rhys ap Meredydd) and the detail of his forefathers would have been dropped, apart from genealogical purposes. When patronymics died out and this person needed a surname, he would have become Rees Meredith. In other examples, the 'ap' would have rolled into the father's name, so ap Harry becomes Parry and ap Richard becomes Prichard. So the person mentioned is quite likely one of yours and it becomes part of the puzzle where he fits in. At least you know what his father, grandfather and great-grandfather were called! :)
     
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    Sorry, my mistake :oops:

    I agree with Last Resort. My mothers family name was Pressdee but started out as ap Rees Dee.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I don't quite get the reference to 1817 not 1815. If the only info you have is

    Where does 1815 come from? 1805 -1815/17 still time to sire 3or 4 babes.
    Also do remember anyone in any year can make an error in numbers-writing or transcribing.
     
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    I sort of understand yes .. but I can go back to Meredith Aubrey confidently, and as he is a descendant of the aubreys of abercynfig it's very unlikely that he changed his name. But saying that I also can't find a birth.
     
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    Maybe I posted in the wrong place ... I found a burial on FMP for Meredith Aubrey 1817 .. I think Chimp just typed it wrong as he has the age and the estimated birth correct.
     
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