The first in our line is shown as Beli Mawr, who appears as Number 1. He married
Anna the daughter of St Joseph of Arimathea, the Uncle of the Virgin Mary and
the Great Uncle of Jesus, who took his body down from the cross and placed him
in his own tomb.
Joseph, a merchant, later
left Palestine with Saints Philip, Lazarus, Mary Magdeline
and others. Whilst the others stayed in France Joseph came to spread the
word in Britain and settled at Glastonbury where he thrust his staff into the
ground at Wearyall Hill, where it took root and grew into a bush. He then
secured from a local ruler twelve hides of land on which he built the first
Monastery in Britain. This was reputed to be the first religious building to be
above ground, is thought to be made of wattle and mud and to be of about the
size of a garden shed.
The following are listed as minus generations before reaching Beli Mawr.
+ a daughter of Simon the Just
-2 Joseph of Arimathea
+ married Bran Fendigaid
+ married Beli Mawr, the Great, a King of Britain
I think at this point I must call it a day as far as tracing our family is
concerned, but should anyone have information on people listed I would like to
add it to knowledge of family members.