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  • ABRAHAM, WILLIAM (Mabon; 1842 - 1922), M.P. and first president of the South Wales Miners' Federation attracted enormous crowds. He would often sing to the audiences, as he was endowed with a good tenor voice. In 1860 he married Sarah, daughter of David Williams; she died in 1900, having borne him three sons and three daughters. Mabon was made a Privy Councillor in 1911. He died at Pentre, Rhondda, 14 May 1922.
  • ALBAN DAVIES, DAVID (1873 - 1951), business man and philanthropist years old. On 28 November 1899 he married Rachel Williams of Brynglas, Moria, Penuwch, in Holy Trinity Church, Aberystwyth; they had 4 sons and a daughter. Davies and his wife went to London to work with Rachel's brother Evan who had a successful dairy business. David Alban Davies eventually bought Hitchman's Dairies, Ltd., which grew into a flourishing business under his direction. In 1933 he built
  • ALBAN DAVIES, JENKIN (1901 - 1968), business man and philanthropist Born 24 June 1901, in Walthamstow, London, the eldest son of David Alban Davies and Rachel (née Williams) his wife, both of Cardiganshire. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, and gained a scholarship to St. John's College, Oxford, but could not afford to go there. He went to Cornell University, U.S.A., for two years to study agriculture and dairying and worked for a short while in
  • ALBAN, Sir FREDERICK JOHN (1882 - 1965), chartered accountant and administrator Born 11 January 1882, at ? Abergavenny, Monmouth, son of David Alban and his wife Hannah. The mother died at Abergavenny, 28 September 1884. The father was a journeyman tailor and he died at Hereford, 2 January 1891. Consequently, the family was scattered. Two elder sons became shoemakers near Fleetwood. Frederick John was brought up by a Miss Williams at Lower Monk Street in Abergavenny until he
  • AMBROSE, WILLIAM (Emrys; 1813 - 1873), Independent minister, poet, and littérateur , where he began to preach and to take a delight in writing poetry. Two years or so later he returned home with the intention of setting up in business on his own account in Liverpool. In the meantime, however, he accompanied William Williams (Caledfryn, 1801 - 1869) on a preaching tour through Llyn and Eifionydd. In the course of this tour he preached at Portmadoc and as a result was invited to take
  • ANWYL family Park, Llanfrothen , in February 1700-1, aged 25, and was buried in the Abbey. By a codicil to his will, a few days before his death, he revoked the settlement of his Montgomery estate upon his cousin Catherine, daughter of Owen Anwyl and wife of Sir Griffith Williams, bart., of Marl (see ' Williams of Marl ') in favour of his cousins the Owen s of Porkington (now Brogyntyn), and devised an annuity of £100 in
  • ANWYL, JOHN BODVAN (Bodfan; 1875 - 1949), minister (Congl.), lexicographer, and author Born 27 June 1875 in Chester, son of John Anwyl, lay preacher, of the Anwyl family of Caerwys, Flintshire, and his wife Ellen (née Williams), whose family came from Llangwnnadl, Caernarfonshire. He entered the ministry and became minister of Elim (Congl.), Carmarthen in 1899. Owing to deafness he relinquished his church to take charge of the Deaf and Dumb Institute at Pontypridd, 1904-19. In 1914
  • AP GWYNN, ARTHUR (1902 - 1987), librarian and the third librarian of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth 1967, a period of over 31 years. 'A story of small beginnings and a slow growth and a somewhat uncertain future.' That is how Arthur ap Gwynn himself described his period as librarian of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, between 1932 and 1967. His predecessor, J. D. Williams concluded his account of the College Library in The College by the Sea (edited by Iwan Morgan, 1928) with
  • AUBREY, THOMAS (1808 - 1867), Welsh Wesleyan Methodist minister district meeting. On 6 April 1831 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Gwen Williams of Ruthin. He died at Rhyl on 16 November 1867. Thomas Aubrey is one of the outstanding figures in Welsh Wesleyan Methodist history. He was first and foremost an eloquent and successful preacher, but he was hardly less successful as an administrator, despite the slight interest he had taken in circuit
  • BADDY, THOMAS (d. 1729), Independent minister and author (according to John Evans's statistics of 1715) composed of people in very good circumstances; and tradition describes Baddy himself as being fashionably dressed and well mounted. He was a diligent translator of theological works (list in Ashton, Hanes Llen. Gymreig, 167-77, and Williams, Llyfryddiaeth Sir Ddinbych, part 3). His original compositions, a metrical version of the Song of Solomon (1725), and
  • BAKER, DAVID (1575 - 1641), Benedictine scholar and mystic J. McCann) and as 'the last Welsh Catholic who played a large part in the history of Catholicism in England ' (W. Ll. Williams).
  • BAKER, ELIZABETH (c. 1720 - 1789), diarist Ralph Lodge, Mrs. Gilbert, and Mrs. Rawlins, a patent enabling her to search for metals on certain Crown lands lying between Dolgelley and Llanuwchllyn, she left England for the purpose of implementing the patent. She was doomed to be disappointed, had little help from her partners, and, being obliged to relinquish her prospecting, lived at Hengwrt from 1771 to 1778 as secretary to Hugh Vaughan, great

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