Name: Roland Walter of Cwmcigfran
Given Name: Roland
Suffix: of Cwmcigfran
Death: 25 Jul 1619
Will dated 13 June 1619, proved 24 September 1619, Carmarthen
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Change Date: 30 Apr 2012 at 01:00:00
Rowland Walter (son of William Walter the elder, by his wife Jane Laugharne) was 30 years old at the date of his father's death. He married Frances, the daughter and heiress of Griffith ap Thomas ap Rhys, by Mary, daughter of David ap Harry of Cwm Tydu, Cards., and did not long survive his father, as he died on 25 July, 1619. His mother Jane survived him, so he enjoyed the possession only of the rectory of Lanstadwell and the messuages in Haverfordwest, and did not come into the whole of his father's property. Rowland Walter seems to have resided in the parish of Llangunnor, Carms., no doubt at Cwrngigvran [Ravensdale], as later on we shall see that this property was held by his descendants. He also owned a tenement in Priory Street, Carmarthen, which he possibly obtained through his marriage to his wife. By his will, dated 13 June, 1619, and proved at Carmarthen on 24 Sept., in that year, he devised the last mentioned tenement to his second son, Richard Walter, and amongst other bequests he left to his cousin, John Protheroe, esq., an English mare and colt, which he had purchased of Mr. Goffe. The testator appointed his wife Frances (executrix of his will), and John Protheroe as guardians of his son, Richard Walter, who was then under age, To his wife, Frances, and his son and heir, William Walter, he devised the rectory of Llanstadwell, the property called Trevrane in the occupation of Elizabeth Harries,1 and other lands.
1 Elizabeth Harries was the widow of John Harries, the son of Lewis Harries, and grandson of Hugh Harries of Haverfordwest, who was the son of Sir Hugh Harries of Essex, knt.-Lewis Dwnn, Vol. I, p. 161 She was the daughter of Richard Fletcher, bishop of London, by Elizabeth Holland. Her husband, John Harries, and her sister, Sarah Fletcher, who also resided at Trevrane, apparently did not conform to the established religion; at all events they were cited before the commissioners for causes ecclesiastical of Queen Elizabeth, for divers contempts, and on 16 Nov. 1601, a fine of 20 marks was imposed on John Harries by the High Court of Commission, and on 11 Oct. in the following year, a further fine of 20 marks was inflicted on him. John Harries, however, continued recalcitrant; in 1612 he was fined £100, and on 2; Oct., 1614, he and Sarah Fletcher were mulcted in £100. On 16 July, 16:2, John Harries gave a bond in the penalty of £100 for the appearance of himself and Sarah Fletcher at the Great Sessions, but as he did not appear he became answerable for £50 to Richard Cuny, the sheriff for co. Pembroke for 1615, and as a result his realty and personalty became liable to forfeiture owing to his consequent outlawry. He seems to have died shortly afterwards, and his widow Elizabeth petitioned King James to pardon the fines against her husband and her sister, and also the forfeiture of their estates, as John Harries had left his wife and child 'in distressed estate.' This petition was granted on 29 Nov., 1619.-State Papers.
Rowland Walter died at Rhosmarket on 15 Nov., 1645, and after his death his widow Frances Walter married Nicholas Chappell.-Papers of the Great Sessions. The issue from the marriage of Rowland Walter to his wife Frances was :-
1. William Walter (son and heir), to whom his father bequeathed a signet ring.
2. Richard Walter, to whom his father bequeathed a yearly rent-charge of 100 marks, charged on testator's lands in Pembrokeshire, and payable after the death of testator's mother Jane, who was entitled to possession of the said lands for her life. Richard Walter died at Rhosmarket on 19 Oct., 1640. He left a son named William Walter surviving (Papers of the Great Sessions for 1656), who probably married Jane, the daughter of William and Thomasin Walter of Haverfordwest. See p. 287.
3. Elizabeth Walter.-Lewis Dwnn, Vol. I, p. 228.
4. Jane Walter.-Ibid.
[West Wales Historical Records, V:275]
Father: William Walter
Mother: Jane Lacharn
Frances ferch Gruffudd of Cwmcigfran
- William Walter of Castell Roch
- Richard Walter
- Elizabeth Walter
- Jane Walter
- Title: Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches Between the Years 1586 and 1613
Author: Lewys Dwnn, edited with notes by Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick
Publication: Llandovery: William Rees, 1846
Page: Vol. 1, p.214, 228
- Title: Castell Gorfod Collection
Author: The Golden Grove Books of Pedigrees
Publication: MSS 7 (i-xxi) and 12
Text: The original manuscript was arranged in books labeled Book A, B, C, D, G, I, K, L, M, and N. Once bound in the Library of Wales, they became Books 1-21. (An extensive index at the beginning of film no. 104,349 lists what is contained in Books A-N.) Books A, D, G, I, K, and L are divided into more than one bound volume. Additional microfilmed pages from books B and G can be found under: Advenae of Pembrokeshire from the Golden Grove MSS.
Page: book 12, Advenae of Pembrokeshire, p.48
- Title: West Wales Historical Records, Volume V, Walter of Roch Castle
Author: Francis Green
Publication: Carmarthen, W Spurrell and Son, 1915
- Title: Genealogies of the Carmarthenshire Sheriffs from 1539-1913
Author: James Buckley
Publication: Carmarthen: W. Spurrell, 1910-1913