By 1216 he was the dominant power in Wales, holding a council at Aberdyfi that year to apportion lands to the other princes. Research Notes: Source: The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, and the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd by J. The Dorsey men have largely inclined to the law, and several of the descendants of the distinguished Judge of the High Court of Chancery, Major Edward Dorsey, have occupied seats on the Maryland bench..."------From the book , edited by Richard Henry Spencer, New York, 1919, p.
Following King John's death, Llywelyn concluded the Treaty of Worcester with his successor lords and sometimes with the king, but also made alliances with several of the major powers in the Marches. 258; bundle vi, no 210.)" Jane married Edward Griffith, son of Sir William Griffith Lord of Penrhyn, Chamberlain of North Wales and Jane Puleston of Bers and Hafod y Wern. 610-611:"In 1667, Edward Dorsey [Jr.] assigned to Cornelius Howard his right to land for transporting seven persons into the Province.
2 Wood not inaptly calls him " a forward and busy Calvinist, and noted zealot;" but Strype incorrectly describes him as " a minister of good parts and learning," 3 conferring upon him the unattained degree of D. : a mistake into which the style and subjects of Norton's writings might well have led men more accurate than Strype. Llywelyn was forced to seek terms and to give up all his lands east of the River Conwy, but was able to recover these lands the following year in alliance with the other Welsh princes. 1551), who was sheriff of Caernarvonshire, 1543-4, Member of Parliament for Caernarvon, 1541-4, and for Caernarvonshire, 1545--51, chamberlain of North Wales, 1547, and constable of Caernarvon castle, 1523-51. Margaret, daughter and heiress of Hugh Lloyd, of Llwynycnotiau, near Wrexham, were descended the Pulestons of that place. On the death, without issue, March 1677/8, of Edward's grandson, JOHN PULESTON, Llwynycnotiau came into possession of his wife's brother, ), by virtue of a settlement made in 1672. John married Maudlen Hanmer, daughter of Sir Thomas Hanmer and Unknown. The small shield has in the center a hand holding an upright unsheathed sword, with the motto 'An Por Peth' surrounding it. He allied himself with the barons who forced John to sign in 1215. " Hugh married Margaret verch Hugh Lloyd of Llwyn y Cnotiau, daughter of Hugh Lloyd of Llwyn y Cnotiau, near Wrexham and Unknown. As both Breek scholars and those versed in old Gaelic have found this too hard a problem to solve, I give it as interesting study to the many who spring from the early Dorseys."... Research Notes: Source: by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr, ed. During Llywelyn's boyhood Gwynedd was ruled by two of his uncles, who had agreed to split the kingdom between them following the death of Llywelyn's grandfather, in 1208 Llywelyn took the opportunity to annex southern Powys. His seal gold ring, which was left to his son, Edward, was probably the one used later by Edward and Joshua in sealing a joint deed. In 1210 relations deteriorated and John invaded Gwynedd in 1211. 138From Welsh Biography Online ( : "(3) A cadet branch of the Pulestons of Hafod-y-wern flourished at Caernarvon for part of the 16th cent., its founder being the son by his first marriage (to Elin, daughter of Robert Whitney), of John Puleston ('Hen'), Sir JOHN PULESTON (d. From HUGH PULESTON, his son by his second wife, who m. 1621/2), second son of this Hugh, who became rector of Burton Latimer, Northants, in 1592, and ultimately inherited Llwynycnotiau from his childless elder brother, was a confidant of ), one of the principal conspirators in the Essex revolt of 1601; while his younger brother, RICHARD PULESTON, had served under the captain in Ireland. The impression of these seals has caused no little conuecture, because of the device and motto which must have belonged to a maternal line.