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Descendants of John Ap Adams

January 6, 2010

Generation #1

1. JOHN AP1 ADAM he married ELIZABETH DE GOURNAI, daughter of JOHN DE GOURNAI and OLIVIA LOVEL.

Children of JOHN AP ADAM and ELIZABETH DE GOURNAI are:

  2.   i. JOHN AP2 ADAM
ii. THOMAS AP ADAM
iii. WILLIAM AP ADAM
iv. ROGER AP ADAM

Generation #2

2. JOHN AP2 ADAM (JOHN AP1)

Child of JOHN AP ADAM is:

  3.   i. WILLIAM AP3 ADAM

Generation #3

3. WILLIAM AP3 ADAM (JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1)

Child of WILLIAM AP ADAM is:

  4.   i. JOHN AP4 ADAM

Generation #4

4. JOHN AP4 ADAM (WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1)

Child of JOHN AP ADAM is:

  5.   i. THOMAS AP5 ADAM

Generation #5

5. THOMAS AP5 ADAM (JOHN AP4, WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1). He married JANE INGE.

Notes for THOMAS AP ADAM:

  • He was a Knight

Notes for JANE INGE:

  • She was the daughter and heiress of Sir John Inge

Child of THOMAS AP ADAM and JANE INGE is:

  6.   i. JOHN AP6 ADAM

Generation #6

6. JOHN AP6 ADAM (THOMAS AP5, JOHN AP4, WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1). He married MILLICENT BESSYLLS.

Notes for MILLICENT BESSYLLS:

  • She was the daughter of Sir Mathew Bessylls, Knight.

Child of JOHN AP ADAM and MILLICENT BESSYLLS is:

  7.   i. JOHN AP7 ADAMS

Generation #7

7. JOHN AP7 ADAMS (JOHN AP6, THOMAS AP5, JOHN AP4, WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1). He married CLARA POWELL.

Notes for JOHN AP ADAMS :

  • This is the man who had the name changed from “Ap Adam” to Adams

Child of JOHN ADAMS and CLARA POWELL is:

  8.   i. ROGER8 ADAMS

Generation #8

8. ROGER8 ADAMS (JOHN AP7, JOHN AP6, THOMAS AP5, JOHN AP4, WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1). He married JANE ELLIOT.

Child of ROGER ADAMS and JANE ELLIOT is:

  9.   i. THOMAS9 ADAMS

Generation #9

9. THOMAS9 ADAMS (ROGER8, JOHN AP7, JOHN AP6, THOMAS AP5, JOHN AP4, WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1). He married MARIA UPTON.

Child of THOMAS ADAMS and MARIA UPTON is:

  10.   i. JOHN10 ADAMS

Generation #10

10. JOHN10 ADAMS (THOMAS9, ROGER8, JOHN AP7, JOHN AP6, THOMAS AP5, JOHN AP4, WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1). He married JANE (RENNEIGH) BENNELIEGH.

Children of JOHN ADAMS and JANE BENNELIEGH is:

  11.   i. JOHN11 ADAMS, d. 1557

Generation #11

11. JOHN11 ADAMS (JOHN10, THOMAS9, ROGER8, JOHN AP7, JOHN AP6, THOMAS AP5, JOHN AP4, WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1) died 1557. He married CATHARINE STEBBING.

Children of JOHN ADAMS and CATHARINE STEBBING are:

  12.   i. JOHN12 ADAMS, b. England
ii. NICHOLAS ADAMS
iii. GEORGE ADAMS

Generation #12

12. JOHN12 ADAMS (JOHN11, JOHN10, THOMAS9, ROGER8, JOHN AP7, JOHN AP6, THOMAS AP5, JOHN AP4, WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1) was born in England. He married MARGARET SQUIER.

Notes for MARGARET SQUIER:

  • She was the daughter and heiress of Mr. Squier

Child of JOHN ADAMS and MARGARET SQUIER is:

  13.   i. RICHARD13 ADAMS, b. Abt. 1530, England

Generation #13

13. RICHARD13 ADAMS (JOHN12, JOHN11, JOHN10, THOMAS9, ROGER8, JOHN AP7, JOHN AP6, THOMAS AP5, JOHN AP4, WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1) was born about 1530 in England. He married MARGARET ARMAGER in England. She was born in England.

Children of RICHARD ADAMS and MARGARET ARMAGER are:

  14.   i. ROBERT14 ADAMS, b. England; m. ELIZABETH SHARLON, England; b. England
ii. WILLIAM ADAMS, m. BARRINGTON, England
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  1. Peter G. Albers permalink
    August 20, 2010 10:38 am

    Hello:
    I myself am a descendant of an Adams through the line of Rebecca Adams and Nathaniel Patten so if you need any information on the Adams-Patten line
    I will be glad to help you there.

    Cheers
    Peter G.Albers

  2. September 30, 2010 9:24 am

    Hello, Mr. Albers! I apologize for the extremely late reply – I haven’t checked the comments on this blog in quite a while. Thank you so much for offering your help! It is awfully nice to have more contacts for our shared research. I am still working on the bulk of John Amos Adams’ core line, but will be sure to contact you when I’m ready to branch it out further. Thanks so much!

  3. john s adams permalink
    May 30, 2011 6:49 pm

    hi my gggranadfather was brittain adams, from sussex co. va. i believe i have made a connection back to john ap adams. i would like to know what the Ap stands for and if you have gone as far as i have seen , back to wales? howgood is this reasearch?this one line goes back to 408 and names not even close to adams. they had some wild names. hope you can help. thanks, john s adams. 731 780 2501 , 5 holland st stanton tn. 38069

  4. July 1, 2011 9:31 am

    Hello John,

    I’m sorry for the late reply – I had triplets in February and I just haven’t had much time online anymore ;). It is WONDERFUL to hear from you and learn of our connection through Brittain Adams.

    “Ap” means “son of”.

    All the information presented on this blog is the direct research conducted by my grandmother, Geraldine Adams, over the course of 40 years. During that time, she made personal interviews, landmark and graveyard visits, countless library hours and personal correspondence with relatives and librarians across the country.

    While I’m sure no genealogical work is without its flaws, the sheer scope, effort, thoroughness and number of individuals who have contributed gives a great amount of credibility and confidence to this work.

    That said, there is debate over the connection between the John Ap Adams (Wales) and Robert & Henry Adams (America) families – some research argues that John Ap Adams’ line completely ended in 1424.

    Sources FOR the connection:
    * The Book of Dignities, by Henry Wittemore (compiled by Joseph Hayden)
    * History of London, by Maitland; London, 1756
    * A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, Massachusetts, by Andrew N. Adams, publ. 1900
    * Essex Antiquarian*, “Ancestry of Robert Adams of Newbury” 
by Lydia Adams-Williams of Washington, D.C.
#: ADAMS 4432.152
    * Encyclopedia of Heraldry, by John B. Burke

    Sources AGAINST the connection:
    * Henry Adams of Somersetshire, England and Braintree, Mass.: His English Ancestry and Some of His Descendants” [New York, 1927], by Josiah Gardner Bartlett
    * Victoria County History: A History Of The County Of Gloucester, Vol, 10, pp, 62-68
    * Bradney’s ‘History of Monmouthshire’ (wherein the name John ‘Badam’ is a corruption of the name John ‘ap Adam’ )
    * Ancestors and Descendants of Jeremiah Adams, 1794-1883, of Salisbury, Connecticut, Sullivan County, New York, Harbor Creek, Pennsylvania and Vermilion, Ohio” by Enid Eleanor Adams (1974), p. 652

    This claim & controversy is acknowledged in the work presented here, as originally notated by Gareldine Adams. (see: https://johnamosadams.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/introduction/; https://johnamosadams.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/ancestry-of-robert-adams/; https://johnamosadams.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/descendants-of-robert-adams-generation-1/)

  5. Kelley Reynolds permalink
    September 18, 2011 2:17 pm

    I am so glad I found this site without having to “join” something. I have an Adams Ancestry my mom gave me years ago that starts with Wodin or Odin, King of Northern Europe about 225 AD. Don’t know how anyone possible could trace back that far or how much is accurate. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find this ancestry listing from Lady Elizabeth de Gournai who actually married the first Sir John Ap Adams. All the names prior to this are actually branches that lead up to this marriage and the Adams line, I am assuming. Fascinating!

    I am a descendent of Robert’s son, Abraham who married Mary Pettingell around 1670….and on down the line to ME, and my kids and grandkids. My list had Thomas ApAdams (5) marrying Lady Millicent Inge, which apparently is an error as he married Jane Inge. The Millicent name comes in with his son John (6) who married Millicent Bessylls. My list did not have the first name. Mystery solved.

    My thanks to your grandmother for doing this research and you for posting.

    Marsha Kelley Reynolds
    ketc@tampabay.rr.com

  6. V.E.G. permalink
    July 12, 2012 10:47 am

    The hero who threw the stools at the gunman did save three lives, is a direct descendant of John ap Adam, Lawrence Adams. Had not changed it, his name would have been Lawrence ap Adam.

  7. September 2, 2012 6:56 pm

    Hi there! I’m a descendant of Richard and Margaret (Armager) Adams through their son William (although we didn’t lose the Adams name until two generations before me. Based on what you have here Richard appears to be our last common ancestor). I just wanted to let you know how wonderful this site is. Even the stuff that doesn’t really apply to me is fun to read!
    Thank you for putting all this up,
    Amanda Harvey

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