The British Kings and Princes.
For Whom Yale University was Named.
The Inventors of Yale Locks.
The Great Leader in the Conquest of Ireland.
The Greatest of the Norman Lords.

Adapted for the WEB and enlarged by David C. Yale

In adapting this work for the web I have broken the book into several sections and I have removed the page numbers. It wa an OCR program that did the text conversion and I have not done a spell check on the Welsh names. Nor have I done extensive history checking. Any remarks I have added are in brackets with my initials and the date like this: [DCY 2012- This is an added comment.

I am also working on a printable version of the book for those that like paper. It will be set for 8.5 x 11 paper so that it can be put in a notebook. If anyone has more recent material let me know and I’ll try to merge it in. Please do not send information on living people without their permission.
U. S. A.

I now return you to the original work.

A person is only given one number and it is used as the family heading of the person, as well as in numbering this person as offspring of the parents. This is the "Key" to the work. For example Thomas Yale No. 44, page 126, was son of Thomas Yale No. 29, page 123. All family and children numbers are in numerical order, so any number can be located at once. Records of persons received late or overlooked, have been numbered with the letter "A" preceding.

In compiling this work I have endeavored to present only definite and positive facts, based upon competent and proven authorities. I was intended that mere fiction and tradition should have no part in the events recorded herein, and the reader may be assured that the matter presented is authentic and founded entirely upon reliable historical, biographical, genealogical and private records.

I have kept well in mind the fact that the mere assumption, based upon tradition or like unreliable authority, of descent from or connection with noted historical characters, should have no place in a work of this class, and the ancient genealogy of the Yales as presented herein is bereft of all suppositional matter and is a bare record of facts as established by anciently recorded pedigrees and reliable historical matter.

The principal authorities consulted are: "The Welsh People" (1906). by John Rhys, M. A., Professor of Celtic in the University of Oxford, and David Brynmor-Jones, member of Parliament, "Burke's Peerage," "Burke's Landed Gentry," "The Life of Owen Glyndwr," by Bradley, "Abbeys and Castles of England and Wales," "The Dictionary of National Biographies," "Country Townships of the Old Parish of Wrexham," by Alfred Neobard Palmer, and various Encyclopedias and Histories.

Substantial and valuable special information was also supplied direct, by Mr. Alfred Neobard Palmer, of Wrexham, Wales, a recognized authority on Welsh pedigrees and family history, and by Mr. George F. C. Yale of Pwllheli, Wales, son of Wm. Corbet Yale-Jones-Parry of Plas yn Yale and Madryn Castle.

The principal original sources of information pertaining to early Britain, of the authorities named, are the 'Brut," a history of the British Princes, and "Annales Cambriae," both being of ancient Cymric origin.

The sources of information for the genealogy of the Yales after their settlement in America were, "The Yale Family," by Judge Elihu Yale, "The New Haven Historical Society Papers," the living Yales themselves, and their descendants.
I am however especially indebted to several ladies and gentlemen, who have unselfishly and loyally, rendered much valuable

assistance, in supplying records, information, etc., pertaining not only to their own branches, but to other branches as well; among whom are Miss Amelia Yale, Houseville N. Y., Miss Charlotte Lilla Yale, Meriden Conn., Miss Fanny I. Yale, Hartford, Mrs. Madeline Yale-Wynne, Chicago, Mrs. C. C. Xing, Chicago, Mr. J. Hobart Yale, Meriden Conn., Mr. George H. Yale, Wallingford, Conn., Mr. William T. Yale, New York N. Y., Mr. Fred'k C. Yale, New York, N. Y., Mr. William Henry Yale, New York, N.Y.,Mr. Washington Yale, Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. F. B. Yale, Waco, Neb., Mr. D. E. Williams, Reno, Nev., Mr. Arthur Yale, Montreal, Canada, and Mr. M. B. Waterman, Buckley, Ills., and others I also wish to extend thanks to the large number of other members of the Yale family and descendants, who have unstintingly and carefully supplied the records pertaining to their own branches; and in connection with these acknowledgments, I regret that it is necessary to state, that I have found it impossible to procure from some of the Yale families, whose addresses I have, the required information regarding their ancestry, to enable me to enter their family records in this work; although I have made repeated and urgent requests. I also deeply regret that there are some few whose ancestry I have been unable to trace, even with their own aid, willingly extended. I mention these facts at this time, so that it may be understood that the author is not wholly responsible for the absence of such desirable and essential family records as may be lacking.

As many of the early ancestors of the Yales were kings and princes of ancient Britain and Wales, and others prominent leaders of the Normans in their conquest of the Principality, I concluded that the most practical way to record the events in the lives of these important personages and present same in a connected manner and the order in which they appeared in the national life, was to write a brief history of ancient Britain and Wales.

In fact the lives of these ancestors were so intertwined with the national life and constituted such an important part of it, that it would be impossible to write their biographies without also writing a history of Wales; and it would likewise be impossible to write a history of Wales without writing their biographies.

Individual biographies are presented of those ancient ancestors of prominence whose careers were not sufficiently connected with Welsh affairs so that the principal events of their lives could be told in connection therewith.

The "Yale Pedigree" presented herein will make clear the various connections and the several lines of descent. The names are numbered and these numbers are also inserted in the history of Wales, in connection with the names of the same persons, where they first appear, and in some instances the number is inserted successively with the name. Usually, however, the number is only inserted once, it being expected that the name will be recognized, as it successively appears in the narrative. The names of the ancestors in the History are all printed in capitals, to distinguish them from other names.

The Pedigree numbers are also used in connection with the "Genealogy of the Ancient Yales" and the biographies in connection with same.

In reference to the family records, will state that sometimes dates given me by different members of a family for the same event would differ. In such cases I have used the date which seemed most likely correct.

Where no names of children are given it does not always follow that there were no children, but it means, at least, that no record of children was sent to me.

Addresses and dates of death, etc., are usually not given in the records of children, where the persons have individual family records in the book.

Addresses given are the last known to the author.