My family lineage, as a lot of others' do, has its roots in Scotland,
Ireland, England/Wales and, as in my case, also a little Swedish thrown in.
My ancestry runs fairly deep particularly in Scotland and Wales; following my Myrick(Merrick) lineage, my 49th Great Grandfather,
(King/Leader) Cunedda ap Edern was born in Scotland, in the year 386. He then passed in Wales in his 74th year. Quite a ripe old age for his day !
His subsequent heirs eventually spread into England and Ireland, with quite a few persons of the clergy along the way. Maybe this is why I am so drawn to such ancient traditions -
I had no choice; it's in my blood. 🙂