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  • ABADAM, ALICE (1856 - 1940), campaigner for women's rights Yarmouth to Portsmouth and from Grimsby to Cheltenham, addressing audiences on the subjects of the Conciliation Bill, the underpayment of women, prostitution and the political actions of Lloyd George. Although she shared the platform with other speakers (including Elizabeth Garrett Anderson) it is clear that she was seen as an inspirational spokeswoman for the cause who could hold the attention of very
  • ABEL, JOHN (1770 - 1819), Welsh Independent minister Born in Llanybri, Carmarthenshire, 1770, son of William Abel, one of the founders of Capel Newydd in that village. It is said that he attended the Carmarthen Academy but this establishment was in Swansea at that time. In 1794 he succeeded David Davies (died 1807 as minister of the small congregation at Capel Sul, Kidwelly and he also kept a school. John Abel was not orthodox, according to the
  • ABEL, SIÔN (fl. 18th century), Montgomeryshire ballad-writer Author of ' Cerdd yn erbyn medd-dod, celwydd a chybydd-dra ' (Song against drunkenness, lies and miserliness), which was published by H. Lloyd, of Shrewsbury, in a booklet of three ballads, recorded as No. 154 in J. H. Davies's Bibliography of Welsh Ballads. An English song of ten stanzas in the Welsh metre known as tri-thrawiad is to be found in NLW MS 14402B, a manuscript book in the hand of
  • ABLETT, NOAH (1883 - 1935), miner and Trade Union leader Born at Porth, Rhondda, 4 October 1883, son of John and Jane Ablett. As a miner, he went for a period to the Central Labour College; he then became a checkweigher at Maerdy. He was elected a member of the Executive Committee of the South Wales Miners' Federation in January 1911, and subsequently a member of the executive of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain. In 1918 he was appointed a
  • 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.
  • ADAM (d. 1181), bishop of St Asaph Adam appears as a canon of Paris and a champion of orthodoxy in 1147, about the time that Gerald was born. Indeed, if we can trust John of Salisbury, Adam du Petit Pont was an Englishman ('Anglicus noster'). The new bishop was not long in taking advantage of his Welsh origin to further the interests of his see in Mid Wales. The region between the Wye and the Severn had in times past been reckoned a
  • ADAMS, DAVID (1845 - 1922), Congregationalist divine Born 28 August 1845 at Tal-y-bont, Cardiganshire, the son of John and Margaret Adams. His father, who was a bootmaker by trade, was prominent in all the cultural activities of the countryside and was also a lay preacher. David went to the grammar school at Llanfihangel, where he learned the elements of Latin and Greek, but when attendance at the Church of England was made a condition of
  • ADAMS, ROGER (d. 1741), bookseller and printer at Chester Although he may not have been a Welshman, Roger Adams, who was admitted a freeman of Chester on 20 February 1713/4, merits a note as he was one of the earliest printers of Welsh books and ballads at Chester : his first book was (probably) Ystyriaethau o Gyflwr Dyn, 1724. In 1730 he had started to print Adams's Chester Weekly Courant, and in 1739 he printed John Reynolds, The Scripture Genealogy
  • ADAMS, WILLIAM (1813 - 1886), mining expert Born at Pen-y-cae, Ebbw Vale, 10 October 1813, son of John and Mary Adams. The father was a working collier at the time but a man of remarkable skill in that vocation; later he became mineral agent for Charles Lloyd Harford & Co. William was educated at Cowbridge Grammar School. In May 1828 he was apprenticed to Charles Lloyd Harford and in the course of time he became expert in his own branch
  • ADDA FRAS (1240? - 1320?), poet and writer of prophecies According to John Davies and Thomas Stephens, he flourished about 1240. He is referred to in Peniarth MS. 94 (26) and Llanstephan MS. 119 (82), as living about 1038, and contemporary with Goronwy Ddu o Fôn. But in G. P. Jones, Anglesey Court Rolls, 1346, 37, 39, mention is made of 'the son of Adda Fras ' and 'the suit of Goronwy Ddu, attorney for the community of the township of Porthgir.' In
  • 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

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