File NLW MS 24125G. - Pedigree of Francis Vaughan of Yorkshire

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NLW MS 24125G.


Pedigree of Francis Vaughan of Yorkshire


  • 1591 (Creation)

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Three membranes : Parchment ; c. 2100 x c. 570 mm.

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Susannah Vaughan, the great-great-granddaughter of Francis Vaughan, married Col Herbert Jeffreys (acting governor of Virginia, 1677-1678); the pedigree subsequently passed down in the Jeffreys family. It was purchased, early 21 cent., by a native of Dallas, Texas, the vendor at the Halls Fine Art auction, along with the contents of lot 57 in that auction, and a portrait of Col Jeffreys (now owned by the Virginia Historical Society).

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Halls Fine Art Auctioneers; Shrewsbury; Purchased at auction, lot 56; 29 August 2018; 99885036902419.

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Scope and content

Pedigree and achievement, 1591, of Francis Vaughan (Vychan or Vichan, d. 1597), of [Sutton-upon-Derwent], Yorkshire, compiled by Thomas Jones (Twm SiƓn Cati) of Fountain Gate, Cardiganshire, and probably executed by Richard Adams 'paynter of Ludlow' (c.f. NLW Roll 226), with fifty-three fully painted coats of arms, mostly impaled and many quartered.
The pedigree is traced from 'Kradog Vraychvras, Earle off Herefourde', 'Iustyn ap Gurgan, K[ing] of Glamorgan & Morganog', 'Ryes Tewder [Rhys ap Tewdwr], King off Southwales', 'Griffith ap Kynan, King off Northwales', and 'Bleddyn ap Kynvin, Prynce off Powys', as well as from Edward I. Additional information is enclosed in twelve cartouches, mostly scattered throughout the top third of the pedigree, with one each in the bottom corners. The pedigree most closely resembles 'Style 1' in Michael Powell Siddons, Welsh Pedigree Rolls (Aberystwyth, 1996), p. 11. Vaughan's grandfather was Thomas Vaughan of Porthaml, Talgarth, Breconshire; the family's association with Yorkshire began only with Francis's father, John, who settled there early in the reign of Elizabeth I. Francis Vaughan was chief steward of crown lands in the East Riding from 1580, High Sheriff of Yorkshire, 1594-95, and was killed in Ulster, in service to the crown, in July 1597.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English

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Damaged in places and repaired at NLW with some loss of text. Affected by damp, leading to the loss of blue and green pigment in places.

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No. 485 in Michael Powell Siddons, 'Welsh Pedigree Rolls - Further Additions and Corrections (2)', NLWJ, 37.4 (2022), 154-157.

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2019.




Archivist's note

Description compiled by Myra Booth-Cockroft and Rhys Jones.

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