EDWARDES, DAVID (c. 1630 - 1690), landowner and deputy-herald

Name: David Edwardes
Date of birth: c. 1630
Date of death: 1690
Spouse: Elizabeth Edwardes (née Morgan)
Parent: David Edwardes
Gender: Male
Occupation: landowner and deputy-herald
Area of activity: Land Ownership; Military; Royalty and Society
Author: Francis Jones

Of Rhyd-y-gors, Carmarthenshire, only son of David Edwardes, c. 1630. He married Elizabeth, daughter of David Morgan of Coed-llwyd, Pembrokeshire. An able genealogist and armorist, he was on 1 August 1684 appointed by Clarenceux king-of-arms to be deputy-herald for Cardiganshire, Brecknock, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Glamorganshire. He travelled widely in Wales and England, consulted various manuscript collections, and compiled large genealogical volumes. He was consulted by contemporary British and Continental genealogists. He died without issue in 1690, his will being proved at Carmarthen on 31 November of that year. His collections were acquired by WILLIAM LEWES of Llwynderw.


Published date: 1959

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