For the families who lived in Rûg up to the Vaughan and Wynn periods, particularly the Salusbury family (of Bachymbyd, Denbs. ) , see the article (by B. G. Owens ) in N.L.W. Jnl. , vi, 104-6, and the N.L.W. catalogues of that library which describe the Rûg and lord Bagot muniments. PIERS SALUSBURY came to own the lordship of Rûg , by right of his wife, early in the 16th cent. His son, ROBERT SALUSBURY , bought, in 1549 , the lordship of Glyndyfrdwy , part of the patrimony of Owain Glyndŵr ; see in N.L. W. Jnl. , iii, 48, a description of a document in the lord Bagot collection recording the transfer by Glyndŵr , in 1392 , of a tract of land.
As already noted, the old family home of this branch of the Wynn family is Boduan . Details concerning the branch are given in the usual books on the landed gentry, e.g. Burke , Nicholas , etc. For the pedigree see J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees , 59, 171 (note), 173. JOHN WYNN , of Bodvel (which is near Boduan ), who was high sheriff of Caernarvonshire in 1551 and 1560 , was standard-bearer for Edward VI in the fighting near Norwich against Ket and his co-rebels in 1594 ; he received Bardsey Island as a gift in honour of his bravery ( N.L.W. Jnl. , vi, 106). John Wynn 's wife was a member of the Puleston family . He was followed by his son THOMAS WYNN (d. 1673 ), Boduan . This Thomas Wynn 's grandson became Sir THOMAS WYNN (d. 1749 ), 1st baronet , and it was he who married FRANCES GLYN , heiress of Glynllifon ; their grandson was the Sir THOMAS WYNN (d. 1807 ) who was created ( 1776 ) 1st baron Newborough . For further details see an article (by E. D. Jones ) in N.L.W. Jnl. , vi, 176-81.
Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959