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EDWARDES , DAVID ( c. 1630 - 1690 ), landowner and deputy-herald ,

of Rhyd-y-gors, Carms. , only son of David Edwardes , c. 1630 . He m. Elizabeth , daughter of David Morgan of Coed-llwyd, Pembs. An able genealogist and armorist , he was on 1 Aug. 1684 appointed by Clarenceux king-of-arms to be deputy-herald for Cardiganshire , Brecknock , Pembrokeshire , Carmarthenshire , and Glamorgan . He travelled widely in Wales and England , consulted various manuscript collections, and compiled large genealogical volumes . He was consulted by contemporary British and Continental genealogists . He d. without issue in 1690 , his will being proved at Carmarthen on 31 Nov. of that year. His collections were acquired by WILLIAM LEWES of Llwynderw (q.v.) .


  • The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , 1949 ;
  • manuscripts in N.L.W. and College of Arms.


Major Francis Jones, M.A., F.S.A., London / Carmarthen

Published date: 1959