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  • ID: I62848
  • Name: John Games
  • Sex: M
  • Residence: Aberbraen, Brecon
  • MEM: St. John Evangelist, Brecon: memorial with effigy erected by his son Thomas, long since removed 1
  • Note: 2 1 3

    Had 9 daus and 3 sons.
    The memorial to him and his wife was burnt by Commonwealth soldiers, but a female figure remained, which was ?lately (Jone, History of Brecknock, 1805? removed by Lord Camden.
    David-ap-Lllewellyn, having a squint eye, the word signifying it, "Gam," was applied to him and he was knighted Sir David Gam and herein we find the origin of the name Gaines. The name remained Gam through two generations. His great grandson added "es" and thereafter it was Games; which form was adhered to in Wales, but in England it became Ganes, Gaynes and finally Gaines. Thomas Jones, an eminent genealogist, in 1599, makes this important statement: "From this Sir David Gam all ye Games of Brecknogshire, all ye Vaughns, and all ye Herberts of South Wales are descended and ye most part of all the nobility of England."
  • _UID: A087950515624E53A15AE553778D0D1E3BAF
  • Change Date: 14 FEB 2012

    Father: Llewelyn Gam b: ABT 1420
    Mother: Jennet Rhaglan

    Marriage 1 Anne Vaughan
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Margaret Games

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: History of Brecknock
      Author: Jones
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales
      Author: Thomas Nicholas
    3. Type: Book
      Author: Rev Theophilus Jones
      Periodical: Notable Southern Families
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