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Conway of Castle Conway, Killorglin, Co.Kerry

Conway of Castle Conway, Killorglin, Co.Kerry, Ireland, claimed descent from Conway, or Conwy, of Bodrhyddan and Rhuddlan, both in Flintshire (now Denbighshire), Wales.

Sir Hugh Conwy.
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He mar Elizabeth Pitchart [dau of Sir William Pitchart].
They had issue:

Sir Henry Conwy,
of Bodrhyddan, near Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales.
He mar Ellen Crevecoeur [dau of Sir Hugh Crevecoeur].
"Sir Henry Conway, Knight, of Bodrhyddan" was returned in 5th Richard II (in 1382) to do that monarch service as a Knight all his life [1791 pedigree].
He was Constable of Rhuddlan Castle, Rhuddlan, Flintshire, in 1399.
Bodrhyddan and Rhuddlan were historically in Flintshire. Now in Denbighshire.
Sir Henry and Ellen had issue:

Richard Conwy.
He mar Agnes Ratcliffe [dau of Sir Richard Ratcliffe].
He was feudal Lord of Prestatyn, Flintshire (now Denbighshire).
He must be the Richard Conwy who built the first house at Bodrhyddan, Flintshire, in the early 1400s.
Bodrhyddan is only about a mile from Rhuddlan Castle.
They had issue:

John Conwy.
He mar Elen Torbois [dau of Sir Harri Torbois, or Torbocks or Torbock].
He died 21 September 1421.
They had issue:

Jenkin Conwy,
of Bodrhyddan, near Rhuddlan, Flintshire.
Most of the family had Norman/English wives, but he married a native Welsh woman.
He mar Marsli ferch Maredudd.
She was daughter of Maredudd ap Hywel ap Dafydd, of Cefn-y-fan, S of Dolbenmaen, in NW Wales.
[DWB] says Jenkin died about 19 September 1432.
[LANGFORD in Burkes Peerage, 2003] apparently says he died 1445.
They had issue:

  1. John Conwy,
    of Bodrhyddan, Flintshire.
    He died 1486.


Rhuddlan Castle, Flintshite

Rhuddlan Castle, at Rhuddlan, Flintshire (now Denbighshire), Wales.
Partly demolished in 1648.
Has long since been a ruin.
See Rhuddlan Castle in Wikimedia Commons.

Rhuddlan Castle. Print of 1749.
See full size. From here.
See modern street view from around this location.

The ruin of Rhuddlan Castle.
Click to rotate. From street view.
See satellite view.




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