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WILLIAMS, PHILIP (died 1717), 'the genealogist ',

Name: Philip Williams
Date of death: 1717
Child: Llewelin Williams
Parent: Philip Williams
Gender: Male
Occupation: genealogist
Area of activity: History and Culture
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

of Plas Dyffryn Clydach in the Neath valley, son of Philip Williams (died 1668). Besides being a genealogist, the son was steward of the manor of Cadoxton and of the Neath Abbey estate of Elizabeth Hoby (died 1699). He is included here because he is notable as an example of a Glamorgan man who encouraged and patronised Glamorgan local bards (such as Dafydd Evans, William Prees Crwth) as also did his son LLEWELYN WILLIAMS (who was buried 20 November 1740). For the titles of some of the poems (including one by ' Richard Edwards y prydydd o Wynedd') see volume one of N.L.W. Schedule of Penrice and Margam Muniments, 1942. For further details of the family see D. Rhys Phillips, Hist. of the Vale of Neath, 1925; see also G. J. Williams, Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg, 224.


Published date: 1959

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