At some point in my family history, my wife and I have to connect other than in our marriage. We are both human and have ancestors. As they say, we're all related somehow and it's usually only a few generations, no more than a few centuries, to have people with fairly common backgrounds to connect genealogically.
(1)Whitney. (2) Pychard. (3) Clamvow.
(5) Parrey. (6) Wye. (7)Vaughan.
At least four of those are Welsh names..
with Llewellyn's golden lion.
The motto is Cymraeg for
"Go Higher" (Life elevated?)
And this may be where my wife and I genetically connect! It may be a thousand years back, or take a thousand years to figure out, but Whitney is right in the middle of where all my surname Vaughans originated. If Kimballs are connected to Whitneys, Vaughans have to be connected to Whitneys being from the same tiny villages with their few dozens of people likely all inter-related. People tend to do that if they're hanging around the same place for a few centuries. There is a Vaughan on that Whitney armorial. It's not the boy with the snake but each male with a knight's errand had his own.
My wife might like those hounds of the Vaughans better anyway. And we are cousins to the Baskervilles.
|The Wye River Valley as it crosses the Welsh border into Herefordshire, England. The black dotted line is the current border. |
Radnorshire was north of the Wye in Wales and Breconshire, south, including Hay (the Town of Books, and Vaughans!).