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A MEMORIAL OF THE PARISH AND

FAMILY OF HANMER,

IN FLINTSHIRE,

OUT OF THE THIRTEENTH INTO THE

NINETEENTH CENTURY.

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" Purum antiquæ lucis adire jubar."

MARQUIS WELLESLEY, Primitia et Reliquia.

LONDON

PRIVATELY PRINTED AT THE CHISWICK PRESS

1877

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CONTRIBUTE these pages to the domestic history of Flintshire, to which they properly belong. I have confined them to the times coeval

with our county, instituted by King Edward I., in whose reign we became a household and a race at Hanmer; and, as will be seen, I have not ascended into the Welsh pedigrees, however directly the early marriages lead up to them. Nevertheless, as I have observed that Sir David Hanmer, who sat among the judicial lords in Parliament in the reign of King Richard II., was descended from the Welsh prince and lawgiver, Howell Dha, I should have said that th through Angharad, daughter of Howell, and wife of Tudor Trevor, ancestress of Sir David's mother Agnes, as well as of his own wife Angharad; and the same descent comes again into the family by two later lines. To turn to a different kind of pedigree, that of the white cattle in the park here, of which I often heard in my youth, the last of them having been killed by Richard Bateman of Llynbedith, after the Speakers' time, I think they were likely to have been of a breed I lately saw

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