Hugh Gwyn of Peniarth, High Sheriff of Carnaerfonshire 1 2
- Born: 1538
- Christened: 1538
- Marriage (1): Jane verch Owen ap Hugh Owen in 1565 in Peniarth, Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, Wales
- Died: After 1611
Other names for Hugh were Hugh Gwyn of Bodvel, Hugh ap Gwyn of Peniarth., High Sheriff of Carnaerfonshire, Hugh Gwynn and Hugh Gwyn ap John Wynne ap Williams of Pennardd.
Source: FamilySearch.org AFN: 1VXC-6QS (11/10/06) has b. and christened 1538.
From the bookReifsnyder-Gillam Ancestry, edited by Thomas Allen Glenn (Philadelphia, 1902), provided by books.google.com, p. 47:
"[John Powell, aka John ap Howell Gôch] married Sibill, daughter (seventh child) of Hugh Gwyn, Esquire, of Peniarth, Caernarvonshire, by Jane, daughter of Owen ap Hugh, of Bodeon, Anglesey [see footnote 5, p. 47], and sister unto Sir Hugh Owen, Barrister-at-Law and Recorder of Caermarthen, ancestor to the Owens, Baronets, of Orielton, Pembrokeshire. Hugh Gwyn [see footnote 6, p. 47] was High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire from 2 December 1599-1600, and was commissioned one of the Justices of the Peace for that county, 11 May, 1611.
"Owen ap Hugh, of Bodeon, Anglesey, was High Sheriff of Anglesey, 30 November, 1562-63, 1579-80 (30 November), and died 1613. His second wife, mother of Jane, who married Hugh Gwyn, was Sibill, youngest daughter of Sir William Griffith, Knt., of Penrhyn, Caernarvonshire, Chamberlain of North Wales, by his second wife, Jane, daughter of John Puleston, of Bers and Havod y Wern."
From p. 59:
"X. JANE OWEN, who married Hugh Gwyn, of Peniarth, High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire from 2 December, 1599-1600, and Justice of the Peace 11 May, 1611. Their daughter, Sibill (XI), married John Powell, of Gadfa, Llanwddyn, Montygomeryshire, and had Elizabeth (XII), who married Humphrey ap Hugh, of Llwyn du (see page 47)."
From The History of the Gwydir Family by Sir John Wynne (Oswestry, 1878), p. 78 :
"...in Evioneth of old there were two sects or kindred, the one lineally descended of Owen Gwynedd, Prince of Wales, consisting then and now of four houses, viz. Keselgyfarch, y Llys ynghefn y fann, now called Ystimkegid, Clenenny, and Brynkir, Glasfrin or Cwmstrallyn; the other sect descended of Collwyn, whereof are five houses or more; viz. Whelog, Bron y foel, Berkin, Gwnfryn, Talhenbont, and the house of Hugh Gwyn ap John Wynne ap William called Pennardd, all descended of their common ancestor, Jevan ap Einion ap Gruffith."
Noted events in his life were:
• Appointed: High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire, 2 Dec 1599 or 1600.
• Appointed: Justice of the Peace, 11 May 1611.
Hugh married Jane verch Owen ap Hugh Owen, daughter of Owen Ap Hugh Owen of Bodeon, High Sheriff of Anglesey and Sibill Griffith, in 1565 in Peniarth, Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, Wales. (Jane verch Owen ap Hugh Owen was born between 1538 and 1550 in Bodowen (Bodeon), Llangadwaladr, Anglesey, Wales.)