Friday, January 7, 2011

Anglo-Saxon Charter

From Beli mawr to Vortigern there were 10 generations. [ca. 50 B.C. - 400 A.D.] From Vortigern to Tudor Trevor there were 16 generations. [ca. 400 A.D. - 900 A.D.] These generations were given in Dwnn as discussed in previous posts. It took more than 20 years to connect the generations between Tudor Trevor and me!

The grandfather of Tudor Trevor was Cadforch, identified as being from Whittington and both Maelors. His father Ynyr was married to Rheingar the daughter of Lluddoca of South Wales. Historically, this time period in Welsh history was when South Wales ultimately unified most of Wales under the Welsh King named Hywell Dda. A daughter of Hywell Dda became the wife of Tudor Trevor. Tudor Trevor is identified in the annals of history 28 May 934 A.D. signing with his father-in-law a Saxon Charter. This was done at Winchester referenced in MSS:BL Cotton Aug. ii. 65 (s.x., BM Facs, iii. 5) This document can be viewed at S 425 and in the Latin reads:
"Ego Teowdor . subregulus . consensi . et subscripsi."

When roughly translated: I Tudor, under ruler, give my concent (agreement) and sign this document (willingly).

It is unbelievable to me that as a genealogist, there is a signature from my grandfather of 943 A.D.!

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