Monday, March 14, 2011

According to the Story

My Y-chromosome DNA certainly has its origin in the mist that shrouds the mountains of present day Wales. The Celtic tribal groups that occupied the island first called Albion, seemed to be the most likely source of this DNA. [see post Celtic R1b1, Sunday, February 20, 2011.] The Cornovii, Demetae, and Ordovices all had something to do with it. At the time of the first record keepers (the Romans), they had already settled the Celtic society among the occupied territories. The Mabinogion identifies Beli mawr as a leading figure among this culture, and the translation by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones states:

"To Beli the Great, son of Manogan, were three sons: Lludd and Caswallawn and Nyniaw; and according to the story a fourth son of his was Llefelys." (p. 75)

It is through this forth son Llefelys (Afflech in Dwnn), that my direct JONES line is descended. This lineage is given in great detail in Dwnn, Vol.I, pp. xv-xvi., to the Welsh tribal group of Tudor Trevor, which has been given in my blog "The Jones Surname", [ the post: Tudor Trevor, Monday, December 27, 2010.] This is followed by a number of posts that give this lineage using a coding system to help follow this genealogy. This family line comes through Vortiger (Gwrtheirn Gwrthenau) who gets blamed for much of the troubles brought on by those folks called the Saxons. To put this lineage together has taken a little more than 50 years.

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