Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My ancestors - Conway - Contents

John Conwy, of Bodrhyddan

1607 map of Flintshire.
Shows "Rudland castel" (Rhuddlan Castle) and "Potruthan" (Bodrhyddan) and Dyserth.
To the South, St. Asaph.
From here.

John Conwy,
of Bodrhyddan, Flintshire (now Denbighshire).
See wikitree and and
He mar 1stly to Ellen Minshull [or Alice] and had issue.
He mar 2ndly to Jonet Stanley [or Janet, or Jane].
She was dau of Edmund Stanley (or Edward), son of Sir William Stanley of Hooton, Cheshire.
This family are related to Stanley, Earl of Derby.
See Stanley, Baronets, of Hooton (cr 1661).

John died 9 September 1486.
He had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. John Conwy,
    of Bodrhyddan.
    Ancestor of Sir Henry Conway, 1st Baronet (cr 1660).

  2. Edward Conwy,
    of Arrow Court, Arrow, Warwickshire.
    See wikitree and and
    He had issue:

    1. John Conway,
      of Ragley, Warwickshire,
      had issue:

      1. Sir John Conway, of Arrow.
        He had issue:

        1. Edward Conway, 1st Viscount Conway (cr 1627).
          His descendant built Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.

        2. Sir Fulke Conway, of Co.Antrim.

  3. Piers Conwy,
    or Peter Conway.
    "Black Jack's Book" has him as "Pierce Conway".
    Rector of Northop, Flintshire.
    He was Archdeacon of St. Asaph from at least 1509-10 to his death 1532.
    St. Asaph is just S of Rhuddlan and Bodrhyddan.
    His will dated 16 December 1531.
    Will describes him as "Peter Conwey, Archdeacon of Saint Asaph of Deserth, Flintshire". i.e. He lived at Dyserth.
    He died 1532. Will proved 17 July 1532.
    See and and tudorplace.
    See Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541.
    He had issue:

    1. Harry Conway,
      or Conwy, or Henry.

"Peter Connewey, clk., archd. of St. Asaph" listed in a Pardon Roll of 1509-1510.
From p.246 of vol.1 of Letters and Papers, Henry VIII (1920).

[Hickson, 24 Mar 1897] suggests what to look at in order to prove the descent of Jenkin Conway.


Sources yet to be consulted


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