Sir JOHN SCUDAMORE I , Owain 's son-in-law, was at the outset of the rebellion in royal service, and in 1403 was actually the custodian on the king's behalf of Carreg Cennen castle where for a time he withstood Owain 's onslaughts. Whatever Scudamore 's subsequent attitude was to the Welsh leader , a member of his family, PHILIP SCUDAMORE , of Troy , laid down his life for Owain ; and there is a strong tradition, the most credible perhaps among those which relate to Owain 's later years, that Owain ended his days on one of Scudamore 's estates, Monnington Straddel in the Golden Valley .
His son and heir, Sir JOHN SCUDAMORE II , has earned a reputation on his own account as one of the most stalwart and consistent supporters of the Lancastrian cause in Wales during the Wars of the Roses . He was with Jasper Tudor at Mortimer's Cross in 1461 , and though he himself managed to escape to hold Pembroke castle for a while on Jasper 's behalf, several close relatives, including his eldest son, HENRY , were among those beheaded after the battle. He was among those who with Jasper were excluded from the general pardon offered by Edward IV , and though he had been promised that he would not be deprived of his property when he ceded the castle of Pembroke , his estates were eventually forfeited. He m. Joan, daughter of John Parry of Poston in Ewias, and their son James m. Maud, daughter of Gruffudd ap Nicolas of Newton, Dynevor. The Kentchurch and other properties were subsequently restored to their issue.
Professor Thomas Jones Pierce, M.A., F.S.A., (1905-1964), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959