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Thomas ap Ieuan ap David of Arddynwent (b.1560)

BRITISH SCHOOL, 17th century

Thomas ap Ieuan ap David of Arddynwent (b.1560)

Media: oil on panel

Size: 67.5 x 54.3 cm

Acquired: 1996; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 3691

In this highly religious time, life on earth was considered a preparation for the afterlife. Here Thomas ap Ieuan of Arddynwent, Flintshire, pleads for salvation with the inscription Resvrgam (May I rise again). The robin symbolizes Christ’s Resurrection – its red chest was believed to have been pierced by the crown of thorns. The coat of arms documents Thomas’s ancestry, which includes the Davies family of Gwysaney.  

Comments (1)

10 February 2014, 05:57
Dear Sir or Madam: I wonder if you can kindly steer me in the correct direction of my "EVANS" family genealogy? This is a "possible " relation? My 8th gg-grandfather was William Evans, a Quaker who moved from Wales to Oxfordshire, England, where he worked as a carpenter.
He married Jane Hodges in a 1663 Banbury Society of Friends ceremony. They had two children in and near Oxfordshire, England; 1664 Thomas Evans, and 1668 William Evans, my 7th gg-grandfather. The entire family emigrated to Evesham, West New Jersey on the ship "Amity" in 1682.
I had thought that my 9th gg-grandfather was named Thomas married to Anne Powel? Have also heard the name "Thomas ap Ieuan" mentioned as a possible, but no documentation to prove this. Thank you for any kind guidance you may afford me.
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