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This man is listed only by Dwnn (I,202), and like his son ARNOLD has no other proof. Yet Dwnn's information came from RICHARD NASH, and seems acceptable. No wife is given for PIERS.
Again the question mark refers to chronology problems with the LUDSOPP line. See 34.JENKIN/JOHN LUDSOPP.
Christian was the daughter of the Lord of Gumfreston who lived at Great Wedlock in that parish , near Tenby in Pembrokeshire. Her brother John Woodlock inherited Gumfreston. Again the question mark reflects Derek Williams' doubts about the chronology of this line. The Widlocke arms are given as "Sable a chevron between three lions sejant Argent", i.e. A black shield with a silver chevron and three silver lions seated erect.
A deed dated 1439 is the earliest document on the SCOURFIELD family. It shows them already at New Mote and sets an acceptable chronology for later figures. The family continued on this estate for four hundred years, into the 19th century. Thus it was perhaps the longest continuously held estate in our LEIGH ancestry. JOHN SCOURFIELD'S second wife was said to be Joan Joice, whose family lived at Prendergast near Haverfordwest. No children are known from this second marriage (GG, Adv Pembs B348 8, Film no.104352).
A deed of 1439 calls JOHN'S wife Isabel, but Dwnn names her as Jane Howell, daughter of JOHN'S neighbor Henry Howell of Lys-y-Fran. Women could be known by more than one Christian name, and Bartrum found the dates of Jane Howell were compatible, though the deed shows no discernible relation to the Howell family (Williams 20-22). This question remains open.
DAVID inherited the estate of Lochmeyler from his father MORRIS BOWEN, and it went to his son Harry by his first wife, Joan daughter of Philip Long/Lang of Pembroke. The male BOWEN line died out, and a great-great-granddaughter Catherine inherited the estate and married John SCOURFIELD, in whose family the estate remained until 1875. Children by DAVID'S second wife (our line) were not heirs of the estate: 48.HENRY, Thomas, Jenet, Elen, Margaret, and Anne (GG, Gwaethvoed 42-43L 1649-50, Film no.104350).
She seems to be in the family of Thomas Hall of Tenby, who married Alice daughter of Richard Cradoc of Glamorgan, but her place in the pedigree is not clearly shown (GG, Adv Pembs B364 24, Film no.104352).
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