The Madoc Exodus to America

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by Unknown artist, oil on panel, circa 1620

by Unknown artist, oil on panel, circa 1620

Never in my wildest dreams did I see my spiritual path leading me into the heart of Mormon Prophecy, and even becoming a Mormon Prophet, because I went out of my way to avoid them, and all they believe in. Indeed, I did not know what they believe until a friend filled me in the last week – after I stumbled upon Madoc – in my blind love for my muse who beckons me to Bozeman, and The Cliff of My Doom!

After I received a call from Deputy Sheriff, Dan, in regards to the letter I wrote Rena Easton, I had a dream. There were men in her home that may have been extreme right-wing Christians. They adopted Rena – her genetic material. She is of beautiful Nordic stock. I have compared her to the Shield Maidens of Frya. My ex-wife, Mary Ann Tharaldsen, descends from Eric the Red. She claims her ancestors discovered America before Columbus.

A week ago I discovered the folklore of Madoc, who came to America in order to escape the war that King Henry Fits-Empress waged against the Royalty of Wales. Eventually, Henry would sign a peace treaty with  Rhys ap Gruffydd  who had been waging battles over castles with Walter Clifford, the alleged father of Rosamond Clifford. However, I suspect she was a Rhys, a Reese, and thus my ancestor. This is to say, folks in my Rosy Family Tree founded America. We know they founded the Republican Party that is desperate to take over America and impose its heretical religion on us – and the world. That the Royal House of Windsor descends from the Lords of Rhys and Tudor, renders these world I author, the real Game of Thrones.

Members of my Reese family came to America on a ship captained by Dan Jones wo was given the “final prophecy” of Joseph Smith. I will contact the Mormons to see if they will fund my EPIC movie.

Dan Jones (4 August 1810 – 3 January 1862) (often referred to as Captain Dan Jones) was an influential Welsh missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jones is well known for having heard the “final prophecy” of Joseph Smith, namely, that Jones would fulfill a mission to Wales before he died.

Our family genealogist, Leland Eugene Rosemond said this about Fair Rosamond in his book published in 1938;

““In the Southern states among those identified with our line in
Ireland, the form “Rosamond” prevails as it does in England and
Canada, but the legends of “Fair Rosamond” Clifford which popularized
it there have no significance for us. It is, in one form or another,
the name of towns, but inquiry has developed that our family had
nothing to do with giving them. “

This is no longer the case with Royal Rosamond’s kinship to the Reese-Rhys family of Wales. What if Henry funded Madoc’s voyage, he interested in ending the feuds and uniting Wales. Henry was surrounded by Knights Templar. Did Henry bid Templars to go with Madoc, who secreted aboard a great treasure?

Then, there is the Second Exodus! Yes! We are talking about a Welsh Exodus that in part ends up in Bozeman. Two branches of a European Tree came to America, and they meet in my genealogical tale that has caused me such grief, my muse and my family abandoning me in the belief I am mad, or, just want to better then they.  When I told them writers make money from such books, they mocked me and called me a parasite. They took my grandson from me. Tyler Hunt is the Heir to My Story, this, History!

We are talking about Welsh Pilgrims! When I go to Bozeman I might have huge Mormon bodyguards on each side of me to keep the Amazon Warriors of ‘She who must be obeyed’ at bay.

I have debated keeping this folklore a secret, publish my book, get some money, and own credibility so my family will love me. But, they hate me. I have made them jealous. That they can not include themselves in my discoveries is confounding. Perhaps I will hire a psychologist to study them, and I will include the report in my books.

Everything I write is protected by a special Copyright afforded Ministers who put down on paper, and now in a computer, their sermons. My childhood sweetheart, Marilyn Reed, recount the many times we went to the Mormon Temple in Westwood, at night, and had these amazing talks. We commented on where my words came from. I had a divine knowledge. There were these amazing painting inside the temple.

AMAZING! I just got a call from a woman therapist that works with artists. I called her last week. I had the work of Arnold Friberg who rendered a series of paintings for Cecil B. DeMille’s movie ‘The Ten Commandments that hung in the Mormon Temple in Westwood – that Marilyn and I would gaze on from time to time. Marilyn was my first muse, and after we said goodbye to one another (she had a lover) I gazed down into the ocean and asked;

“Where are you!”

Ten minutes later, Rena – my new muse – comes out of a dark doorway and asks;

“Can I walk with you?”

What if, she was befriended by Mormons in Bozeman who saw something they did not like in my letter, they afraid I would snatch their new convert from them?

Friberg did a painting of The Prince of Wales and his mother the Queen of England. He rendered George Washington and Moses doing something with the two tablets with his finger, and God used His finger to write the Ten Commandments. I always wondered why there were two sets. Did Moses author the second set with the Spark of God from his finger, he now lit with an energy that came out of his head like horns.


“You are in violation of your restraining order. What do ye have to say?”

“We haven’t laid eyes on each other in forty-four years. For Christ’s sake! I wrote her a love letter.  She inspires me. She agreed to be my muse! We artists and writers have visions. They give us visions. We hear their divine voices.”

“Next! And, you want us to believe your ancestor discovered America before Columbus?”


“Sure! And he was guided by the Norse Goddess Frya!”



If ISIS overcomes the world, there will only exist the history of Mohammud. Anyone who disagrees, will be beheaded, and not brought before a tribunal in order to judge whether you are mad. The fun might be over! The era of The Tedious Claims Complaints of Saint Paul, are coming to an end.

What about my religious rights? A friend titled me ‘The Reluctant Messiah’. Does that count? Jesus didn’t want to go to temple, either.

Here I am at the Poetry and Jazz thing. Marilyn’s daughter reads Rena’s because this was the even after three years and she never read. Suddenly, she starts singing! Marilyn was the only family singer!

Here is the flashing sword. It turns out my neighbor dangled a large stain-glassed cross off her balcony that later fell on my plants.

“I don’t want to lead the new Crusade!” he whined!

Jon Presco ‘The Nazarite’

Copyright 2015

Due to his previous work with the RCMP, Friberg was commissioned to paint HRH The Prince of Wales and his horse Centennial (great-grandson of Man o’ War). This led to an additional commission in 1990 to paint a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, also with Centennial. Both portraits were painted at Buckingham Palace.

Can you spot the misspelled word in this report? Oh boo-hoo!

“Two of al-Qaida’s most important spiritual leaders have told the Guardian that the terror group is no longer a functioning organisation after being ripped apart by Isis. In a wide-ranging interview, Abu Qatada, a Jordanian preacher who was based in London before being deported in 2013, and Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, regarded as the most influential jihadi scholar alive, say the al-Qaida leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is cut off from his commanders and keeping the group afloat through little more than appeals to loyalty.”

“When I first heard that there was not a shred of evidence discovered in the Sinai Desert that a large number of Jews had wandered for 40 years, I thought that wasn’t such a big deal. I mean, it’s a desert, right? Sand storms probably just swallowed up all the evidence. The more I looked into the story, however, the more I realized that the lack of evidence was actually a pretty big problem. According to the book of Exodus, a lot of Jews were wandering this desert, and it seems extremely unlikely (bordering on impossible) for this many people to leave absolutely no trace, especially when traces have been found for smaller groups of people which predated the Exodus in that same desert.

Just like the lack of evidence is itself strong evidence against the war between the Nephites and the Lamanites in the Americas as told in the Book of Mormon, the same is true with the Exodus story in the Torah.”

Madoc or Madog ab Owain Gwynedd was, according to folklore, a Welsh prince who sailed to America in 1170, over three hundred years before Christopher Columbus‘s voyage in 1492.[1] According to the story, he was a son of Owain Gwynedd, and took to the sea to flee internecine violence at home. The “Madoc story” legend evidently evolved out of a medieval tradition about a Welsh hero’s sea voyage, to which only allusions survive. However, it attained its greatest prominence during the Elizabethan era, when English and Welsh writers wrote of the claim that Madoc had come to the Americas as an assertion of prior discovery, and hence legal possession, of North America by the Kingdom of England.[2][3]

The “Madoc story” remained popular in later centuries, and a later development asserted that Madoc’s voyagers had intermarried with local Native Americans, and that their Welsh-speaking descendants still live somewhere in America. These “Welsh Indians” were credited with the construction of a number of natural and man-made landmarks throughout the American Midwest, and a number of white travellers were inspired to go and look for them. The “Madoc story” has been the subject of much speculation in the context of possible pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact. No historical or archaeological proof of such a man or his voyages has been found in the New or Old World; however, speculation abounds connecting him with certain sites, such as Devil’s Backbone, located on the Ohio River at Fourteen Mile Creek near Louisville, Kentucky.[4]

The Madoc story evidently originated in medieval romance. There are allusions to what may have been a sea voyage tale akin to The Voyage of Saint Brendan,[citation needed] but no detailed version of it survives.

The earliest certain reference to a seafaring Madoc or Madog appears in a cywydd by the Welsh poet Maredudd ap Rhys (fl. 1450–83) of Powys, which mentions a Madog who is a son or descendant of Owain Gwynedd and who voyaged to the sea.

Folk tradition has long claimed that a site called “Devil’s Backbone” at Rose Island, about fourteen miles upstream from Louisville, Kentucky, was once home to a colony of Welsh-speaking Indians. The eighteenth-century Missouri River explorer John Evans of Waunfawr in Wales took up his journey in part to find the Welsh-descended “Padoucas” or “Madogwys” tribes[26]

Early visitors referred to a rock formation on Fort Mountain in Georgia as a fort, speculating that it was built by Hernando de Soto to defend against the Creek Indians around 1540.[27] This theory was contradicted as early as 1917, as a historian pointed out that de Soto was in the area for less than two weeks.[28] Archaeologists believe the stones were placed there by Native Americans.[29] There is also a theory that the “Welsh Caves” in Desoto State Park, northeastern Alabama, were built by Madoc’s party, since local native tribes were not known to have ever practised such stonework or excavation as was found on the site.[30]

Thomas Jefferson had heard of Welsh speaking Indian tribes. In a letter written to Meriwether Lewis by Jefferson on 22 January 1804, he speaks of searching for the Welsh Indians said to be up the Missouri.[35][36] The historian Stephen E. Ambrose writes in his history book Undaunted Courage that Thomas Jefferson believed the “Madoc story” to be true and instructed Lewis and Clark to find the descendants of the Madoc Welsh Indians.[37][38]

Francis Lewis (Welshman), a signer of the American Declaration of Independence was captured by Louis-Joseph de Montcalm during the French and Indian War. During captivity he is said to have had a conversation with an Indian chief who spoke Welsh,[33] which apparently saved his life.[39] Stories about this encounter vary. While some report it as a conversation in Welsh with an Indian chief, some 19th-century reports do not. J. W. S. Mitchell’s 1858 history of Freemasonry reports that during the war the French handed over 30 captives to the Indians and that Lewis heard the Indian guarding him referred to by a name “which reminded him of two Welsh words, signifying “large head”.” An interpreter informed that that “large head” was the actual meaning of the name, and later Lewis noted a number of other words that he found so similar to Welsh words meaning the same that the “conclusion that they were derived from the Welsh was irresistible


In all, at least thirteen real tribes, five unidentified tribes, and three unnamed tribes have been suggested as “Welsh Indians.”[43] Eventually, the legend settled on identifying the Welsh Indians with the Mandan people, who were said to differ from their neighbours in culture, language, and appearance. The painter George Catlin suggested the Mandans were descendants of Madoc and his fellow voyagers in North American Indians (1841); he found the round Mandan Bull Boat similar to the Welsh coracle, and he thought the advanced architecture of Mandan villages must have been learned from Europeans (advanced North American societies such as the Mississippian and Hopewell cultures were not well known in Catlin’s time). Supporters of this claim have drawn links between Madoc and the Mandan mythological figure “Lone Man”, who, according to one tale, protected some villagers from a flooding river with a wooden corral.[44]

The township of Madoc, Ontario, and the nearby village of Madoc are both named in the prince’s memory, as are several local guest houses and pubs throughout North America and the United Kingdom. The Welsh town of Porthmadog (meaning “Madoc’s Port” in English) and the village of Tremadog (“Madoc’s Town”) in the county of Gwynedd are actually named after the industrialist and Member of Parliament William Alexander Madocks, their principal developer, and additionally influenced by the legendary son of Owain Gwynedd, Madoc ab Owain Gwynedd.[54]

The Prince Madog, a research vessel owned by the University of Wales and P&O Maritime, set sail on 26 July 2001, on her maiden voyage.[55]

A plaque at Fort Mountain State Park in Georgia recounts a nineteenth-century interpretation of the ancient stone wall that gives the site its name. The plaque repeats Tennessee governor John Sevier’s statement that the Cherokees believed “a people called Welsh” had built a fort on the mountain long ago to repel Indian attacks.[56]

In 1953, the Daughters of the American Revolution erected a plaque at Fort Morgan on the shores of Mobile Bay, Alabama, reading

Owain ap Gruffudd (c. 1100 – 23 or 28 November 1170) was King of Gwynedd, north Wales, from 1137 until his death in 1170, succeeding his father Gruffudd ap Cynan. He was called “Owain the Great” (Welsh: Owain Fawr) [1] and the first to be styled “Prince of Wales“.[2] He is considered to be the most successful of all the North Welsh princes prior to his grandson, Llywelyn the Great. He became known as Owain Gwynedd (Middle Welsh: Owain Gwyned, “Owain of Gwynedd”) to distinguish him from the contemporary king of southern Powys, Owain ap Gruffydd ap Maredudd, who became known as “Owain Cyfeiliog”.[3]

War with King Henry II[edit]

All went well until the accession of King Henry II of England in 1154. Henry invaded Gwynedd in 1157 with the support of Madog ap Maredudd of Powys and Owain’s brother Cadwaladr. The invasion met with mixed fortunes. Henry’s forces ravaged eastern Gwynedd and destroyed many churches thus enraging the local population. The two armies met at Ewloe. Owain’s men ambushed the royal army in a narrow, wooded valley, routing it completely with King Henry himself narrowly avoiding capture.[5] The fleet accompanying the invasion made a landing on Anglesey where it was defeated. Ultimately, at the end of the campaign, Owain was forced to come to terms with Henry, being obliged to surrender Rhuddlan and other conquests in the east.

Forty years after these events, the scholar, Gerald of Wales, in a rare quote from these times, wrote what Owain Gwynedd said to his troops on the eve of battle:

“My opinion, indeed, by no means agrees with yours, for we ought to rejoice at this conduct of our adversary; for, unless supported by divine assistance, we are far inferior to the English; and they, by their behaviour, have made God their enemy, who is able most powerfully to avenge both himself and us. We therefore most devoutly promise God that we will henceforth pay greater reverence than ever to churches and holy places.”[5]

Madog ap Maredudd died in 1160, enabling Owain to regain territory in the east. In 1163 he formed an alliance with Rhys ap Gruffydd of Deheubarth to challenge English rule. King Henry again invaded Gwynedd in 1165, but instead of taking the usual route along the northern coastal plain, the king’s army invaded from Oswestry and took a route over the Berwyn hills. The invasion was met by an alliance of all the Welsh princes, with Owain as the undisputed leader. However, apart from a small melee at the Battle of Crogen there was little fighting, for the Welsh weather came to Owain’s assistance as torrential rain forced Henry to retreat in disorder. The infuriated Henry mutilated a number of Welsh hostages, including two of Owain’s sons.

Henry did not invade Gwynedd again and Owain was able to regain his eastern conquests, recapturing Rhuddlan castle in 1167 after a siege of three months.


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1 Response to The Madoc Exodus to America

  1. Reblogged this on rosamondpress and commented:

    I did not know about Judie Rowe until three days ago, after I posted this.

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