Sunday, December 3, 2017

Heraldry Used In Tree Climbing (12)

From Kentucky, to Virginia, then to London, and now to Wales.  Had not thought about Wales, and knew very little about this part of the world.  What in the world... became... where in the world.  Burke had provided a good deal of information about the Jones surname, and the particular arms that had become my lead.  The following text became the next source of information.

This reference became my guide book to Wales, and directed my search into the arms: "Per bend sinister ermine and ermines, a lion rampant or a bordure engrailed of the last".

It was a fairly slow process, and to give you some idea of the tree climbing involved, the following page in this text is shown.

You can see that a lot of marking and underlining took place among the pages, but a completed family tree is to be found around every curve.  "per bend sinister, ermine and ermines, a lion rampant or" is given among these branches leading from a fellow named Tudor Trevor.  A   "bordure engrailed" was not included, and this became another issue among all this heraldry stuff.  What was the JONES surname doing in Wales anyway.  Little did I know.