23 March 2016
Eilir, has come through again with more information on the Hugh/Hughes family tree.
Adding more to the Savours and Terry family tree. PDF’s attached.
The Vale of Glamorgan was an early destination for Normans (English and French) in the mid 16th century as attempts to conquer and capture the lands. Where these particular ancestors arrived.
11 Sept 2015
The following information has been found and reported to us via Yourwelshancestors.
Below are the family trees (so far) for John Hughes and Catherine James.
Additionally, a James family farm has been identified as “Brynchwyth” which when disected translates to “left hill” which we will investigate next summer.
And as that is not enough news, there is finally, after many years of Ancestry.com possible connections, someone with whom I can identify a common ancestor in the Hughes family, a man in Cornwall, England who shares a 2nd great Hugh grandfather. I am not sure that anything will come of this connection as most people are NOT interested in finding new family members. But there is always someone out there (Paul) who is in fact looking to connect.
29 July 2015
I am happy to report that progress is being made on the “Hughes” clan in Wales. Turns out the name David is not from the Hughes side of the family but from the James.
Through a process of elimination and serious detective work, we now know where John and Catherine were born and married and that they had two sons prior to immigrating to the USA – the first son being named Edward James who I have verified here in the states with documentation stating John and Catherine as his parents. The once elusive David Hughes now has two brothers who perhaps have families here in the states.
We now know the names of their parents as well as siblings for John and Catherine. Many siblings. With more detective work the immigration document may present soon as well, though it is clear that Catherine and John did not journey here together making arrival dates vary but not impossible to determine.
Luzerne County beckons again with more research required and little of it online. I have to say that David’s brothers are as elusive as he when it comes to leaving a footprint.
Some links below to the places in Wales. I highly recommend finding a Welsh genealogist as I would not have been able to cut through the maze of language challenges that present in Welsh ancestry.
New discoveries for John and Catherine.
Wales, Scotland and Ireland – Celtic Mythology