This is another family of Welsh derivation, which
in its day
was of great consideration in Brecknockshire, and which
has left, as far as known, no legitimate represent ative in
the district. The best known of the line was Sir. Roger
Vaughan, of Bredwardine, Herefordshire, who fell in the
battle of Agincourt, and was, like his neighbor and father-
in-law, Sir David Gam, vainly knighted by Henry V. while
dying on the field.
Another Breconshire man at the same time made a
was Sir Watkin Llwyd of Brecon. The house of Vaughans,
now a farmhouse in the village of Tre-twr is generally over-
looked by searchers after the antiquarian and pictures- que.
Leland calls it "the faire place of Henry Vehan, Esq."
In Dwnn's Visitations of Wales, the Vaughan of Tretower
lineage is given in Brief as follows, beginning with:
"Sir Wa(l)ter Vycan, Kt.," living when that pedigree
written (1613):-"Syr Wa(l)ter Vychan, Knt., ap Tomas
Vychan, ap Wa(l)ter Vychan, ap Syr Richiart Vychan, Kt.,
ap Tomas Vychan, ap Watkyn Vychan as Syr Rooser
(Roger) Vychan, (The Agincourt hero), (o Gwladys v.
(Dau. of) Syr David Gam,) ap Rosser hen, ap Gwalter
Sais, ap Rosser Vawr, ap Jeuan, ap Howel, ap Seystylit,
ap Llewelyn, ap Moreiddig Warwyn, ap Trwmbaenog, ap
Meynyrch, arglwydd Brycheiniog" (Lord of Brecknock).
This lineage agrees with that given in the St. Mark's
MS., already mentioned: but from this MS. we get the
information that it was the son of Sir Roger Vaughan of
Agincourt celebrity (who was himself of "Bredwardine,"
and the son of a "Roger of Bredwardine," whose mother
was a "daughter and co-heiress of Sir Walter Bredwarden")
that the first called of Tre'twr. He was the third son
of Sir Roger (of Agincourt) by Gwladys, dau. of Sir David
Gam, and had as wife Denis, dau. of Tomas Vychan of
Tyleglas. Their son Thomas was the last who enjoyed the
dignity of knighthood, if our MS. is to be relied upon: but
the family maintained its position for generations after him:
for we find his gr. gr. grandson, "William Vychan, of
Tre'rtwr," obtaining in marriage Frances, dau. of Thomas
Somersett, Esq., 3rd son of Henry, Earl of Worcester.
A gr. gr. son of theris was the rare old poet Henry
"Silurist," who lived and died at Newton, or Scethrog, parish
The next descendant, Charles, m. a gr. dau. of William
Awbrey, Doctor of Laws; and his son William m. Margaret ,
dau. of Meredith Gunter, of Llidiat-yw.
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