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  • ID: I39504
  • Name: David de HENDOWER 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Dafydd ap /Madog/, of Hendwr
  • Birth: ABT 1305 in Hendwr, Llandrillo, Denbighshire, Wales
  • Note:
    The Hender family first arrived in Cornwall from Wales when David de Hendower, the son of Madog de Hendour of Wales, married Isabella de Cornwall, also listed as Sibilla or Isabel de Cornwall. She was the daughter of John de Cornwall and his wife Margaret or Margery Trejago. They, David and Isabella, were married the 8th of July 1343 at Westminster.

    This 'CORNWALL' family was of the ancestral House of Cornwall which descended from the Kings of England, namely Henry I, King John, and Richard, King of the Holy Roman Empire. Isabella was the sole daughter and heir of John de Cornwall and as such brought to the Hender family the Manor of Court of Brannel by inheritance. This manor was granted to Richard, Earl of Cornwall and King of the Romans by his father King John. From thence, via family lines the manor passed to the family of Cornwall until it was inherited by Isabella the sole heir and daughter of John de Cornwall. The family of Hender held the manor for about 150 years from the 8 July 1343 wedding until the death of Richard de Hendour in 1495. Whence it pasted out of the Hender family hands, as Richard only had daughters to inherit.

    Madog de Hendower, David de Hendwr's father, was descended from the Welsh Princes of Powys. As being of royal decent both from Wales and England, the family of Hendower/Hender in Cornwall was highly revered and distinguished as being so related to both these Royal houses. Further, it is Gwerfyl, the sister of this David de Hendwr son of Madog de Hendower, who married Grono ab Tudor and was the ancestor of the Tudor Royal line of England. As such, her descendants became the Tudor Kings of England.

    The Coat of Arms held by the Hender family of Court is described as being that of Hendower, a Welsh family and surviving heirs of Cornwale of Court in Brannel, the heirs of Hendower in Trewarthian cir. Henry VII: being Arms in azure (blue) a Lion rampant between an orle of escallops. It was also the same coat of arms granted to Hender of Bottreaux (or Boscastle) Castle a recognized younger branch of Hendower. It being the coat of Hender in Molesworth, Robarts, Heale, and Cotton quarterings. Again, it was the arms granted by Cooke Clar., azure orle of escallop shells a lion rampant 'or' or gold, to the Hender family of Boscastle. (See Boscastle below). David Hender and his wife Isabella/Margaret de Cornwall had three known children. They were Gwido de Hendour who married Luch verch Gdronwy, Margaret de Hendour who married Ieuan ab Iorwerth ab David, and David de Hendour who married Elizabeth/Isabella Deveros/Devereux about 25 July 1383. [DISTINGUISHED HENDER FAMILIES OF CORNWALL, www.hunterscastle.com]




    Father: Madog ap Dafydd de HENDOUR , Baron of Edeirnion b: ABT 1270 in Edeirnion, Denbighshire, Wales
    Mother: Gwenllian LLOYD b: ABT 1290 in Hendrefeinws, Abererch, Caernarvonshire, Wales

    Marriage 1 Isabel (Margaret) de CORNWALL , heir of Branell b: ABT 1325 in Court Manor in Branell, St Austell, Cornwall, England
    • Married: 8 JUL 1343 2
    Children
    1. Has Children David HENDOWER , of Branell, Sir b: ABT 1345 in Hendwr, Llandrillo, Denbighshire, Wales

    Sources:
    1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Ivor West, 14 Apr 2000, see notes for Walter Cornwall, b. c1250
    2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Ivor West, 14 Apr 2000, see notes for Walter Cornwall, b. c1250
      Text: 1343
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