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Re: Richard SEYS PRYCE, b 1771 Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, UK
Posted by: Michael Oram (ID *****2587) Date: November 25, 2009 at 02:11:02
In Reply to: Re: Richard SEYS PRYCE, b 1771 Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, UK by margaret snowman of 118

Hello Margaret
Thank you for your message and hope to give some facts of our findings to date.
Richard Seys PRYCE was actually born 1769 at Llanedi, Carmarthenshire and was in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire as an Excise Officer.
He must have travelled via several postings but in 1841 was living with a nephew, Richard PRYCE at the 'Royal Oak' inn as a Schoolmaster. The 1851 census has him in Pontardulais, Glam. as Pauper Excise officer. He died there 13.8.1855 and was buried at St Edys, Llanedy, Carm. We have yet to find where his wife Edith PRYCE is buried.
With help from researchers in Carmarthenshire we have found his parents were Richard PRYCE JP Esq.1736-1800 and Jane VAUGHAN of Plas Newydd, Llanedi. The PRYCE/PRICE family were prominent in that members were Sheriff of Carmarthenshire and Landowners based there and at 'Erw Wastod Fawr', Llanedi.
The connection came with the 'SEYS' family as Lewis PRICE 1712-1744 b Llanedi, son of Francis PRICE Sheriff, married c 1735, Elizabeth SEYS b c1703 Boverton Place, Llantwit Major. She was a daughter of Richard SEYS 1639-1714 and his second wife Wenllian. This was set out in his Will of 1714. Elizabeth SEYS c1703 married her cousin Evan SEYS 1653-1733 at Llantwit Major in 1724. They had no children as far as we know, but he was quite elderly when married to Elizabeth, his Will leaves Boverton Place to Rev. Evan SEYS d1781 Rector of Llandeilo Talybont, Glam. There is a case in Chancery where Lewis PRICE attempts to reclaim his wife's inheritance but with no luck. Lewis PRICE died 1744 in Hotwells, Bristol but is buried at Llantwit Major, Glam. His wife Elizabeth then went on to marry James BLACK we believe was from Hereford. Rev Evan SEYS daughter Jane SEYS 1743-1766 married Sir Robert JONES of Fonmon Castle, Glam and the Boverton assets finished up with him when Jane died.
The SEYS at Boverton commenced with Roger SEYS 1539-1599 and his wife Elizabeth VOSS bc1541, Maid of Honour to Elizabeth 1. Their son Richard SEYS 1564-1639 inherited Boverton and he married Mary EVANS c1569-1641 daughter of Leyson EVANS 1552-1621 and Margaret HERBERT daughter of Sir Matthew HERBERT of Swansea.
The SEYS/SAIS family were at Cowbridge, Glam before this and a search of 'SEYS Boverton' in Google Books will have the family going back to 'Brychan ap Brecheiniog' ancient ruler of Wales as well as 'Coats of Arms'.
Interestingly the Boverton SEYS are linked thro' the 'HERBERT' family, Swansea and Raglan, 'BERKELEY' family of Beverstone Castle, Glos., 'NEVILLE' family of Raby Castle, Durham and back thro. 'John of Gaunt' to King Edward 1, as well as 'William the Conqueror' and other ancient rulers of Wales.
The infamous Actress/poet Mary ROBINSON[nee DARBY] who was mistress of the Prince of Wales, later King George 1V, was also descendant of the 'SEYS' of Boverton.
We now have a vast tree, too large to show here, of the Welsh ancestors.
Hope this is of help,
Michael and Penny Oram

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