• All members must be aware of our current Family History UK Community Rules

    Please read the following:

    Read the current rules of the forum

    Thank you

    If you are a business -please contact us to advertise or be a sponsor on our FHUK Community Genealogy forums

Black Welsh?

#1
My maternal grandmother who's ancestors were from Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire told me she and her Hughes and/or Evans family were 'Black Welsh'. I have posted several messages on forums but nobody so far has heard of this. Recently a cousin sent me a photo of the Robert Hughes and Elinor Lloyd family. Robert was born in Abergele, Denbigh. and Elinor was born in LLandulas, Denbigh.both in the early 1820's. This family may have had Asian ancestors, I remember that my grandmother, mother and one uncle had somewhat darker skin coloring than the usual European. Perhaps an Asian admixture was responsible for the term 'Black Welsh'.

I have read that there are a few Welsh people who have similar genetics to American Indians. I have not been able to find much information about this.

I hope that somebody here has heard of the 'Black Welsh'.
 

Similar threads

Top