The medieval St. Gwenog's church in Llanwenog is "the spiritual home of your family," a local historian told us, so off we went to see it. This family gravestone was placed by Lucy Lloyd Theakston, who co-authored a Lloyd family tree in 1913 that traced the family back to... "Caswallon Lawhir (the long-handed)," in the early 500s, daughter of Uther Pendragon and sister of King Arthur! (Local historian says the lineage is verifiable back to 10thC. Beyond that, um.) Couldn't get inside the church to see more family memorials or the pew carvings celebrating Arthur, Excalibur, & whatnot.
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