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|My wife in one of dozens of used book stores in Hay-on-Wye|
|Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, from Richard Booth's Hay Castle Bookstore|
|Looking towards Hay-on-Wye and the Black Mountains from Clifford, Herefordshire|
Roger Vaughan in Glasbury took us into both the ancient counties of Radnor and Brecon where he claimed his flax bounties. And in Breconshire, we found a 1782 will for a Roger Vaughan who appears to be his father, and a location of connected family lands listed in the title to this post. These are Vaughan lands beneath a castle and hill-fort going back to the dark ages and just over the pass from the ancient home at Cwmdu and the wonderfully restored Tretower Manor with the castle ruin guarding the cymoedd a mynyddoedd.
|Tre-twr ("tower home" easily anglicized as "Tretower"). Medieval home of the Vaughans|