Ancestral Homes in Wales

I hope that family history interests most of you it is important to know from whence you come. Then there is the possibility that the left has so utterly destroyed the family unit in America that people are not interested in their heritage anymore.

“People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.”  –Edmund Burke

Some of the ancestral homes of my Davies/Davis great grandfathers in Wales, I have more to add to this list. I will also get to some in Scotland and England later.

Some music to take you there “Heartland” Celtic Thunder

Celtic Thunder  – Heartland intro part 1

Celtic Thunder – Heartland part 2 extended version

Lyrics to Celtic Thunder song “Heartland” including translation

For you ladies, in case you do not know this, Celtic women had equal rights long before the rest of women in Europe or anywhere else for that matter, not the women’s lib of today, but respected as equal partners, etc., they could be anything they wanted to be, even warriors. They weren’t relegated to the background, the kitchen or the bedroom. Strong men need strong women, they do not scare us. ;-)

One of my great grandfathers is said to have got the 3 horses heads on his coat of arms because he, who was on foot was fighting the Saxon’s who were on horse. 3 riders came at him, he stood his ground and lopped the 3 horses heads off with one stroke of his battle axe, on each. He then dispensed with the riders, he later died in another battle while fighting the Saxon’s when he was in his 90′s ;-)

Celtic Thunder – Caledonia

Some Welsh to get you further in the right frame of mind. ;-)

“Dduw a lesu bendithia ac yn cadw chi i gyd am byth yn ei bresenoldeb, darparu eich llawenydd diderfyn” – English translation “God and Jesus bless and keep you all forever in their presence, providing you unlimited joy”

“Cariad fy hardd chwiorydd, yn gwerthfawrogi fy Gwladgarwr mrodyr” English translation “Love my beautiful sisters, value my Patriot brothers”

Powys Castle

Powys Castle

Powis Castle

Powis Castle entry gate, you can see why I am right,,,,of right, it’s in my dna

Glansevern Hall, these pictures do not do Glansevern justice, the gardens, etc are beautful

Glansevern occupies land that 2 rivers go around 2 sides of property, truly one of the more beautiful places

Glansevern Hall

Glansevern Hall from air

Glansevern Hall

Glansevern Hall Gardens

Denbighshire, Ruthin Castle and Gardens

(Fonmon Castle) Castell Ffwl-y-mwn

Caergwrle Castle Powys

Caergwrle Castle Powys

Caergwrle Castle Powys

Caergwrle Castle Powys

Caergwrle Castle Powys

Penrhyn Griffith castle ca Gwynedd 1840

Penrhyn Castle Gwynedd Wales

Llifior, Berriew, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire

Llifior, Berriew, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire

Tynycoed, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire

Tynycoed, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire

Tynycoed, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire

Tynycoed, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire

Tynycoed, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire

Tynycoed, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire

Take Me Home – “A Bird Without Wings” (Lower Key)

I can trace my Welsh Davis great grandfathers back to the Bible, as a matter of fact 2 of them are said to have been baptized by Apostle Paul. Genealogy is pretty neat stuff ;)

Again there are many more to add

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