LLWYD, ANGHARAD (1780 - 1866), antiquary

Name: Angharad Llwyd
Date of birth: 1780
Date of death: 1866
Parent: Martha Lloyd (née Williams)
Parent: John Lloyd
Gender: Female
Occupation: antiquary
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; History and Culture; Scholarship and Languages
Author: Evan Gilbert Wright

Born 15 April 1780 at Caerwys, Flintshire, and died at Ty'n y Rhyl, Rhyl, 16 October 1866. Her father was John Lloyd (1733 - 1793), rector of Caerwys.

Angharad was a member of the London Cymmrodorion Society and the recipient of several gold and silver medals awarded at eisteddfodau for prize winning essays. In the Welshpool eisteddfod of 1824 she obtained the second prize for an essay entitled 'Catalogue of Welsh Manuscripts, etc. in North Wales,' two of her other essays being 'Genealogy and Antiquities of Wales' and 'The Castles of Flintshire.' She edited and published a new edition of Sir John Wynn's The history of the Gwydir family , 1827. Her chief work, the History of the Island of Mona, 1832, gained the premier essay prize at the Beaumaris eisteddfod of 1832.

Her voluminous MS. notes on history and antiquities, which are of considerable interest, are in the National Library of Wales.


Published date: 1959

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