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Adam Gwent

Adam Gwent. (Adam ap Iorwerth-S1,S6,S7)( Adam ap Cynhaethwy-S5). [Familytree].
Born about (1190-S1,S6,S11)(1228-S2) in Beachley, Tidenham, Gloucestershire, England; son of :
* IORWERTH ap Caradog and Alis ferch Bleddyn. (S1). (most probably correct).
* Cynhaethwy ap AEDDAN. (S5).

of Lower Gwent, Caerleon or Kerliun, Monmouthshire, Wales. (S6).

Adam Gwent was steward (and kinsman-S10) to Morgan ap Hywel (Lord Morgan of Caerleon) about 1210.

In a pedigree book taken from an old Welsh book Llyfr schau, published in Visitations of Wales by the Welsh M.S.S. Society, amongst other Knights Adam of Gwent (or Monmouth) is mentioned thus Addau o Went a dduc sowter o assur, which means Adam of Went bears an unicorn of blue. The same Llyfr schau also gives among the arms of the conquerors of Morganwg (Glamorgan), Kemais, maes o verd a chwpl o arian a thri phen saeth lydan, which means Kemais, a field of green, on a couple of silver three arrow heads black. It would thus seem evident that the armorial bearings of this branch of the family originated from this marriage. It is not improbable that Adam of Gwent's was the original Welsh family which possessed Cemeis and that by this match the Kemeys' secured to themselves the possession of that Manor, which previously they had found no easy matter to retain. It certain that subsequent to this date they resided at Cemeis and became identified with their Celtic neighbours. (S3).

Bradney wrote: In the thirteenth century Penrhos was held by one Adam ap Iorwerth, generally referred to as Adam Gwent, who was steward to Morgan ap Howel the last of the Welsh princes at Caerlleon. In 1246 Adam obtained from King Henry III a charter confirming lands he held from his father ( Iorwerth c.1160 AD ) and grandfather ( Caradoc c.1125 AD ), and by gift from Morgan ap Howel, in Llefenedd, Caerlleon and Edlogan, (lands northwards from Carleon towards Usk, and southwards towards the sea to the east of the river Usk). ( Bradney 1923, re-issued 1993 ). (S11).

By the time Adam Gwent died, he held his ancestral manor of PENRHOS which he gave to his only legitimate daughter. But he also held lands recently acquired from his mother and from grants by the royal family of Caerleon which he served. It was these estates which he settled on his out-of-wedlock children when they married. (S11).

Adam is said to have had many relationships, among them:
(miss) de SEYMOUR. (S5).
Goleuddydd verch Hywel. (S13).

Documentation for these is not provided. It is not stated if these are wives or relationships, and an actual wife of Adam is not named.


CHILDREN of Adam Gwent:
  1. John ap ADAM. (Adam Fychan)(Adam Fychan ap Adam)(Adam Keyrlun). Born (about 1220-S11) of Beachley and Beverstone. It is said (S5) that (miss) de Semour is the mother of Adam Fychan. He is a base son, according to Bradney (S11). However, none of these allegations are documented. The estate of BEACHLEY was given to ADAM FYCHAN. He was living in 1249 AD. (S11).
  2. Cynhaethwy. The estate of LLANLLOWEL was inherited by CYNHAETHWY. A base son, according to Bradney. (S11).
  3. Odo Kere. Several records exist of a reeve of Alweredston ( Tidenham-Woolaston area ) in 1285-90 named 'Odo Kere'. 'Odo' is assumed to have been also a son of Adam Gwent, his original name of de Keyrlun being contracted to KERE as Adam's had been. He is accepted as a younger brother of Adam, but it is not impossible that Odo was a further alias of the one person already known as Adam Fychan or Adam de Keyrlun. (S11).
  4. S3 speculates that a daughter married Stephen de Cameis. S4 backs this up: “We also learn from Bradney that the wife of Stephen de Camais may have been a daughter of Adam Gwent and that the Kemeys family may have adapted Adam’s coat of arms!” {S4a}. About 1230, the only daughter of Adam Gwent married Gronwy Fychan, a grandson of Rhiryd Flaidd, and took the paternal manor of Adam Gwent (Penrhos in Gwent) to her husband. (S9).


ANCESTORS OF Adam Gwent (Adam ap Iorwerth):
ADAM (0-930AM) md  EVE
SETH (130-1042AM)
ENOS (235-1140AM)
CAINAN (325-1235AM)
JARED (460-1422AM)
ENOCH (622-1048AM)
LAMECH (874-1651AM)
NOAH (1056-2006AM)
SHEM (1548-2159AM)
ARPHAXAD (1659-2097AM)
SALAH (1694-2127AM)
EBER (1724-2188AM)
PELEG (1758-1997AM)
REU (1788-2027AM)
SERUG (1820-2050AM)
NAHOR (1850-1998AM)
TERAH (1878-2083AM)
ABRAHAM (1948-2123AM) (Abram). 
ISAAC (2049AM-2229AM) = Rebecca
JACOB (Israel)(2109AM-2256AM)
JUDAH.  He married TAMAR
ZERAH (Zeus).  He married  ELECTRA
DARDANUS (Darda).  He married  BATES  [Dardanus is a descendant of Mahol and Zerah]
ERICHTHONIUS .  He married Astyoche Ilium
TROAS, King of Dardania.  He married and Callirhoe Illium
ASSARACUS, King of Dardania
CAPYS, Prince of Troy, and THEMISTE
ANCHESES, Prince of Troy, and FETJUIR
AENEAS, King of Latium, and CREUSA
IULUS ASCANIUS ap Aeneas, King of Alba Longa
SYLVIUS ap Iulus Ascanius (Silvius)
BRUTUS ap Sylvius.  [Geoffrey of Monmouth, in Historia Regum Britanniae, says explicitly, Brutus is the grandson, rather than son, of Ascanius].
CAMBER ap Brutus
DYFNWAL HEN ap Gorbonian
CYNGEN ap Dyfnwal
ASSER ap Cyngen
HENWYN ap Bleiddud = RHAGAW verch Llyr (King Lear)
CUNEDDA ap Henwyn	
RHIWALLON ap Cunedda
GWRWST ap Rhiwallon
SEISYLL ap Gwrwst
ANTONIUS ap Seisyll  (about 1300BC)
AEDD MAWR  (living about 300BC)
PRYDAIN (Brydain) ap Aedd (c300BC-?)
DYFNARTH ap Prydain
CRYDON ap Dyfnarth
CERWYD ap Crydon
ENEID ap Cerwyd
MANOGAN ap Eneid
Beli Mawr
Affleth ap Beli Mawr
Afallach ap Affleth
Enddolen ap Afallach
Endos ap Enddolen
Enied ap Endos
Endeyrn ap Enied
Endicant ap Endeyrn
Deheuwaint ap Endicant
Rydeyrn  ap Deheuwaint
Gwrtheyrn ap Rydeyrn
Cyndeyrn ap Gwrtheyrn
Rhuddfedel Frych ap Cyndeyrn
Brydw ap Rhuddfedel Frych
Pasgen ap Brydw
Cadell Ddyrnllwg ap Pasgen
Pasgen ap Cadell Ddyrnllwg
Mawn ap Pasgen
Cyngen ap Mawn
Brochwel Ysgithrog ap Cyngen
Cynan ap Brochwel Ysgithrog
Cadell ap Cynan
Gwnfyw Frych ap Cadell
Gywnnan ap Gwnfyw Frych
Gwriawn ap Gywnnan
Byordderch ap Gwriawn   
Brwyn (Bywyn)  ap Byordderch
Gwaeddgar ap Brwyn
Grwgant ap Gwaeddgar
Cadfarch ap Gwrgant
Ynyr ap Cadfarch
Tudor Trevor
Dyngad ap Tudor Trevor (c930-?)  and Sissely verch Seferys
Rhiwallon ap Dyngad.  (c965-1040)
Caragdog ap Rhiwallon. (c1000-?)
Breichiol ap Caradog (c1030-?)
Pyll ap Breichiol (c1060-?).
Meurig ap Pyll (c1095-?). 
Caradog of Penrhos. (c1125-?). 
Iorwerth ap Caradog (c1150-?)  and Alis ferch Bleddyn.
Adam Gwent  (Adam ap Iorwerth) (c1190-)

Adam Gwent  (Adam ap Iorwerth) (c1190-)
John ap Adam (Adam Fynchan) (c1220-?)
(Sir) John ap Adam (c1255-1311) and Elizabeth de Gournay
Thomas ap Adam (c1307-c1343) and Joan Inge
John ap Adam (c1330-c1376) married Millicent Bessylls
(Sir) John ap Adams (c1360-?)  (He added the "s" to the name,) md Clara Powell
Roger Adams (1392-?) and Jane Ellyott
Thomas Adams (1422-1452) and Marie Upton
John Adams (1452-1483) and Jane Rannelegh
John Adams (1482-1577) and Catherine Stebbing
John Adams (c1500-1543) and Margery Squire
Richard Adams (1530-1603) and Margaret Armager
Robert Adams (1550-1602) and Elizabeth Sharlon
Robert Adams (1602-1682) and Eleanor Wilmot
Elizabeth Adams (1641-1718) and Edward Phelps
Samuel Phelps and Sarah Chandler
John Phelps and Sarah Andrews
John Phelps and Deborah Lovejoy
Samuel Phelps and Margaret Nevins
Ebenezer Ferrin and Lydia Phelps
Samuel Ferrin and Sally Clotilda Powell
Lydia Powell Ferrin and George William Washington Williams
George William Williams and Harriett Thurston
Minnie Williams and Clive Vernon Tenney
Mildred Ella Tenney and Glenn Russell Handy
Deborah Lee Handy and Rodney Allen Morris