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    Quote Originally Posted by JonikW View Post
    Your family story could well be true. Thanks for sharing it John.
    Well, I suppose it's as likely as a passing pilgrim who just happened to have a heavy hammer and chisel with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHowellsTyrfro View Post
    Well, I suppose it's as likely as a passing pilgrim who just happened to have a heavy hammer and chisel with him.
    Good point well made! Plus, it was obviously executed by someone experienced. If you or I tried to do that we'd make a hash of it. Of course the ancestral skill could always be in your DNA John. Perhaps there's a stone-carving SNP.
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    Y line: Peak District, England. Big Y match: Scania, Sweden; TMRCA 1,250 ybp (YFull);
    mtDNA: traces to Glamorgan, Wales
    Mother's Y: traces to Llanvair Discoed, Wales

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonikW View Post
    Good point well made! Plus, it was obviously executed by someone experienced. If you or I tried to do that we'd make a hash of it. Of course the ancestral skill could always be in your DNA John. Perhaps there's a stone-carving SNP.
    My relatives were quite capable of carving a small stone cross, my grandfather was a monumental mason. I'm afraid I have no skill that I know of but then again never had the opportunity to learn. About a mile from Patricio church is the farmhouse where they lived. A number of "practice" pieces were found near the farmhouse and when it was restored they were built into the walls. I've been there and seen them.
    You have probably seen this before but I'm afraid I never tire of sharing it, my great grandfather's headstone at Patricio probably carved by my grandfather. It must have taken ages to carve.

    grandfather 1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHowellsTyrfro View Post
    My relatives were quite capable of carving a small stone cross, my grandfather was a monumental mason. I'm afraid I have no skill that I know of but then again never had the opportunity to learn. About a mile from Patricio church is the farmhouse where they lived. A number of "practice" pieces were found near the farmhouse and when it was restored they were built into the walls. I've been there and seen them.
    You have probably seen this before but I'm afraid I never tire of sharing it, my great grandfather's headstone at Patricio probably carved by my grandfather. It must have taken ages to carve.

    grandfather 1.jpg
    That really is a true masterpiece of the genre. As you know, some of those motifs feature on early medieval stonework in your local area, but not carved to that standard.
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    North England-related ancestry: 5.2%
    Y line: Peak District, England. Big Y match: Scania, Sweden; TMRCA 1,250 ybp (YFull);
    mtDNA: traces to Glamorgan, Wales
    Mother's Y: traces to Llanvair Discoed, Wales

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    Quote Originally Posted by msmarjoribanks View Post
    Area of complete ignorance for me, beyond St. David, but something new to read up on.

    On one side of my Welsh family, one of the parishes from which I have family records (in addition to Trefriw) is Llanrhychwyn, which seems to mean this church: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Rhychwyn.

    Can't find much on St Rhychwyn other than what's in that wiki entry, but the church looks like a place I need to visit.
    Many of these saints are really old - often fifth and sixth century - and the written histories date from the tenth century say. Some of the written history includes a lot of myth. In the lists of early saints you'll see several families of saints. Rhychwyn, with Celynin, Bodfan, Brothen, Peris, Boda and Gwynin are said to be the sons of Helig ap Glannog from the North Wales coastal inundation legend. Apparently Brychan Brycheiniog, said to be a C5th king in Brycheiniog, had anything up to sixty something children. More than twenty were listed as saints but the names, which also appear in the traditions of Brittany, Cornwall and Ireland don't agree. So the life stories and genealogies of the lesser known saints at least have to taken with a pinch of salt. There are similar lists for the descendants of Cunedda and Caw from north british kingdoms.

    There has been some recent research - I haven't found anything that's accessible. This might be interesting: http://www.welshsaints.ac.uk/

    "There is not a land of like size in all Christendom with so many saints in it as were of old among Welshmen"

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    Just came across this and was quietly amused : )


    Distribution of average male height in Europe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdean View Post
    Just came across this and was quietly amused : )


    Distribution of average male height in Europe

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    I was looking at some information on recruits in the Monmouthshire Militia in the late 1800's. Most of them were around the 5 feet four
    mark. I didn't see any much taller. Of course that was probably largely down to poor diet and living conditions, same was true in WWI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHowellsTyrfro View Post
    I was looking at some information on recruits in the Monmouthshire Militia in the late 1800's. Most of them were around the 5 feet four
    mark. I didn't see any much taller. Of course that was probably largely down to poor diet and living conditions, same was true in WWI.
    You may not agree of course but I think a lot of the South Welsh are short, based on my own observations. My grandfather was a fair bit shorter than me and I'm on the shorter side. He must have only been about five foot five. Down the mines at 14 though and seriously never a day sick in his life. He died in his 80s too. I always felt I got my height from my Welsh ancestry. My mum was only five foot tall. ADD: on the diet side, I did eat instant mash a lot as a kid...
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    Y line: Peak District, England. Big Y match: Scania, Sweden; TMRCA 1,250 ybp (YFull);
    mtDNA: traces to Glamorgan, Wales
    Mother's Y: traces to Llanvair Discoed, Wales

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    Please, don't rely too much on this map, very inaccurate I think for some regions

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    Quote Originally Posted by moesan View Post
    Please, don't rely too much on this map, very inaccurate I think for some regions
    I expect you're right but it's how Wales was reported that amused me : )

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