Sunday, July 29, 2012

JONES Flintshire 1544 - 1547

Edward Jones appears in the records of Flintshire 1544. [1135/30]  This is the small orange colored area to the top right of the map shown.  A small little area of Wales, but a strategic coastal road access important in all those attempts to take control of this land. [Both Wat's and Offa's Dyke have their northern most anchor here.]

It would seem that the English established their control just beyond the Welsh borders, then extended their legal conquest to the boarder areas.  Glamorgan first (1515), Monmouth and Carnarvon  second (1538), and Flint third (1544).

The appearance of the JONES surname multiplies rapidly after 1538.  A result of the Act of Union 1536.

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