Stuart Awbrey
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Stuart Awbrey

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Stuart A. Awbrey
Born 1930s.
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This profile is part of the Awbrey Name Study.
The source page THE EARLY AUBREY/AWBREY FAMILY IN WALES FROM 1060 TO 1350 provides an explanation regarding the existence of, the lineage of, and circa birth dates of the early Aubrey/Awbrey individuals in Wales.

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Pages Created or Contributed To:
The Early Aubrey/Awbrey Family in Wales From 1060 TO 1350
Abercynrig Manor and Estate, Wales
History of Christ College and Awbrey Chapel, Brecon, Wales
St. Ellyw Church, Llanelieu, Wales
Awbrey Family Members in the Revolutionary War
Aubrey/Awbrey Name Study
Planned Pages Related to Aubrey/Awbreys in Wales:
Pages for Brecon Cathedral, Llanelieu Court, Tredomen and Tretower.

Biography

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Stuart Awbrey has Welsh ancestors.
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Stuart Awbrey is a member of the Wales Project.
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Stuart Awbrey is a member of the Cymru Royals & Aristocrats Project.
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Stuart Awbrey is a Project Member of the Texas Project.

I am interested in the following categories (links now at bottom of profile): Abercynrig, Wales; Awbrey Name Study; Brecknockshire, Wales, and Christ College, Brecon.

I was born in Kleberg County Hospital, Kingsville, Texas and remained there until 1960. Moved to Austin, Texas while in the Army. Moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1973 after being employed by USAA.

Military

I joined the U.S. Army in February, 1960. After basic training, worked in the Battalion Headquarters of the 4th Missile Unit, 7th Artillery at Bergstrom Air Force Base, Austin, Texas. The unit was a Nike-Hercules missile unit whose role was to protect Strategic Air Command bases. I completed my service in 1963.

Education

- Attended H.M. king High School in Kingsville, Texas - graduated in 1955.

- Graduated with a Business degree from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M at Kingsville) in 1959.

- Did additional undergrad work at University of Texas - Austin, Texas 1963-65 earning teacher certification in secondary education.

- While employed, completed course work to earn the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

Employment

- Worked as parts department inventory controller for the Chevrolet dealers while attending high school and college in Kingsville, Texas and while attending the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

- Worked as an underwriting manager for Farmers Ins Group at the Austin, Texas regional office 1965-73.

- Held management positions in various home office staff level Property & Casualty Underwriting units at USAA from 1973 until retirement in 1998.

Insurance industry activities in state auto insurance plans (SAIP):

President - Texas SAIP
President - Western Association of SAIP
Chairman - Texas SAIP Technical Committee
Chairman - California SAIP Technical Committee
Member - Mid-Atlantic SAIP Association - D.C. representative

Other Past Activities

President - Mens Garden Clubs of America - Austin, Texas Chapter in 1960
President - Southwest Region - Mens Garden Clubs of America 1960-61
Certified Mens Garden Clubs of America flower show judge

Awbrey Magna Carta Project

There is an ongoing effort establish our emigrant ancestor John Awbrey as a Gateway Ancestor. Most of the work has been done by Liz Shifflett. See John Awbrey’s profile and the Awbrey Magna Carta Trail page for the latest information.

Magna Carta Surety Barons

According to the Relationship Finder:

Current Genealogy Memberships

Genealogical Society of Kendall County (Texas)
Texas State Genealogical Society

Genealogy

I first became interested in Awbrey family history in the 1960s when an aunt and some cousins held several family reunions.

My interest in Awbrey family history became active again in 2014. For several years I had been interested in my wife's research on her Martin and Dooley family genealogy. This included visits to various locations in the U.S. and to Gien, France where her great-great grandfather lived while a member of the French General Assembly.

While planning a trip to Bristol, England in 2014, for more Martin family research, we decided to visit Brecon, Wales, the ancient location of Awbrey ancestors.

Visits To Wales

That first visit was revealing. I visited Awbrey related sites at Abercynrig Estate, St. Ellwy's Church at Llanelieu, Christ College and Brecon Cathedral. There was much I did not know at that time.

In 2016, a second visit to Brecon and surrounding areas were much more productive due to research that had been done. Visits to additional sites and buildings related to the family were made.

In 2018, a third visit to Brecon was made with my wife, cousin Liz Shifflett, cousin Lauryn Awbrey Maclure and husband Neil. Each of the cousins are descended from emigrant John Awbrey. We stayed a week in the ancient seat of the Awbreys - Abercynrig Manor House and Estate, Brecon, Wales. Visits were made to Awbrey family related sites: Awbrey Chapel/Christ College, Brecon Cathedral, Llanelieu Court, St. Ellwy’s Church, Tredomen, Tretower, Cantref, Crickhowell. Often we were searching the parish churches for Awbrey memorials.

My Awbrey family research has been greatly assisted by books self-published by cousins:

Aubrey/Awbrey edited by Mildred Awbrey in 1966.
Aubrey-Awbrey of Virginia and Kentucky published by Walton L. Aubrey in 1987.
Awbrey-Aubrey Family Heritage and History published by Jack C. Awbrey in 1991.
Aubrey/Awbrey - Dominion and Decline published by Jon A. Awbrey in 2007.
and a pedigree chart of pre-1600s ancestors prepared by Darrell Wolcott of The Center for the Study of Ancient Wales.

On site research has been done at:

The National Archives, Kew, London
National Portrait Gallery, London
Family Search center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Online research has been very productive with general searches on Google and specific online searches of the National Archives and the National Library of Wales.

I now have a collection of books on John Aubrey, F.R.S. who is a 2nd cousin 8x removed, the great grandson of William Aubrey, D.C.L., my 9th great grandfather.

Research never stops. What an addiction!

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Stuart or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Stuart Awbrey: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup E-V16988, FTDNA kit #410976
  • Cole Aubrey Find Relationship : Y-Chromosome Test 37 markers, haplogroup E1b1b, MitoYDNA ID Y10020 [compare]
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Stuart Awbrey: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H3v-T16093C, FTDNA kit #410976
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Stuart:

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We have a new Welsh-speaking guest Neil Perinton with some deep Somerset connections. I've encouraged him to join as a Family Member, I hope he'll join!

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Perinton-1

posted by Karen Lowe
Thanks Karen. I will contact Neil.
posted by Stuart Awbrey
Hello, Stuart!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree over the weekend. We are proud of your efforts.

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Welcome to the Texas Project, Stuart.

You are all set with a badge and ready to let me know by private email, what space page you have in mind to work on for an addition to Texas. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Texas

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Welcome to the United States History Project and the Texas sub project!!! We are so happy to have you!
posted by Paula J
Stuart, I see you still do not have the badge for United States History. Please go to g2g, find the post which the leader, Ellen Smith has posted. Then Answer the you want to join. After she posts the badge please see also the private message I sent to you, contact me again after you decide ywhat you want to write about. There are many good topics of Texas history still not written up.

thanks.

Mary ~Texas Project coordinator.

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Mary, I have gone to G2G at least 3 times in the last month and likely once before that, when we first communicated several months ago.

I post Answers on G2G and it appears on the page. I later load the page again and my Answer is gone. I sent a private message to Ellen a couple of weeks ago - no response.

In frustration I created this on G2G - https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1054298/family-history-please-united-states-project-still-working - You will see one of my Answers that was copied before it too disappeared. Again no response.

I posted a Comment on Paula's page on 6/18 describing the above and asking for assistance. Again, no response.

Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

posted by Stuart Awbrey
Stuart, I have added you to the list of Members for Texas page https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Texas_Project_Progress_Page which is a blue link on the Texas Project .

This is the Texas project https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Texas

I see you do not have the United States History badge (Texas is a subproject of United States History). Go to g2g and answer yes to the ad which the leader Ellen Smith posts there, then she will award you the badge.

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Hi Stuart,

You gave me a link to your Awbrey tree several years ago, so I can work back from Sir William Awbrey of Kew D.C.L; I am unable to find this link again. My connection to this pedigree is Sir Samuel Whitcombe md Mary Aubrey daughter 5th Bart.

You can click on Ancestors to the right of my name to see the whole family tree. Mary is the daughter of the 6th Bnt - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Aubrey-401

Another shortcut I sometimes use when I know a name, such as Samuel Whitcombe, is to do a Google of "wikitree followed by the name I am looking for. Usually it will give you the link to the WikiTree profile.

If you are interested in the origin of the Aubrey/Awbrey name, check out this link - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Awbrey_Name_Study

Let me know if I can be of any assistance in your research.

posted by Stuart Awbrey
Thanks for your nice message Stuart looking forward to having time to do more on WikiTree soon. I have been doing Data Doctor work for the England Project for some time.
posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Re: Gardner-10128 Hello again Stuart. Hope this last year was a good one for you.  :-) Would you email me your privately used email address. I'll reply immediately and it will includes a forward from a relative of yours and my husband. She just emailed me. I'm assuming ya'll are cousins, which is neat. Cheers - Leigh Anne
Interesting! When I was a kid my friends and siblings and I played inside the bunkers at an abandoned Nike-Hercules missile site. When we were teens we played paint-ball guns in and around the bunkers. Some of those went many floors underground.
posted by SJ Baty
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Thanks Stuart, for the note about the Flags of Texas. It was a space page used for US Southern Colonies Nueva Espana, Texas and is linked there for the Texas space page.. However since you brought it up, I also listed it on Texas project.

As I write, I see you were born- Kingsville, moved to Austin, then later to San Antonio. Business degree at A&M.

Would you like for me to list you as a member of the Texas project?

Mary - Team leader - Projects

posted by Mary Richardson
Did I respond to this comment? Can’t find a list of the members.

I want to be a member of the Texas Project.

posted by Stuart Awbrey

Stuart is 19 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 25 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.