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1 - 12 of 284 for "wrexham"

  • ABRAHAM (d. 1232), bishop of St Asaph Consecrated by Stephen Langton at Westminster 29 June 1225. His previous record is not known, but he was probably a Welshman. Pen. MS. 20 names him 'euream.' In 1227 he granted to Valle Crucis the second half of the church of Wrexham, and in 1232 to the same abbey a portion of Llangollen church.
  • APPERLEY, CHARLES JAMES (Nimrod; 1779 - 1843), writer on sport Born 1779 at Plas Gronow (now demolished), near Wrexham, second son of Thomas Apperley; his mother was a daughter of William Wynn (1709 - 1760), of Maes y Neuadd, Talsarnau, Meironnydd, rector of Llangynhafal. Educated at Rugby (1790), Apperley became in 1798 cornet in Sir Watkin William Wynn's Ancient British Light Dragoons and served in Ireland. He married (1801) Winifred, daughter of William
  • ARMSTRONG-JONES, Sir ROBERT (1857 - 1943), physician and alienist Born 2 December 1857 at Ynyscynhaearn, Caernarfonshire, son of Thomas Jones, minister (Congl.), Eisteddfa, Cricieth, and Jane Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Jones, of the same place. Educated at Porthmadog grammar school, Grove Park school, Wrexham, U.C.N.W., Bangor, and St. Bartholomew's Hospital, he became M.D. (Lond.), 1885, F.R.C.S. (Eng.), 1886, and F.R.C.P. (Lond.), 1908. He specialised in
  • ASHTON, CHARLES (1848 - 1899), Welsh bibliographer and literary historian intellectually and at the same time benefited his countrymen, because the National Eisteddfod Association provided him with subjects and an incentive for research. His chief eisteddfodic successes were: Caernarvon (1886), an essay on 'Cyfreithiau Hywel Dda'; London (1887), an essay on the history of the Act of Union between England and Wales, 1536; Wrexham (1888), an essay on 'Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain
  • BADDY, THOMAS (d. 1729), Independent minister and author The date of his birth is unknown. He would seem to have been a Wrexham man; the Presbyterian Fund Board, when making him a grant in 1690, describes him as 'Mr. Tho. Baddie of Wrexham' (Nicholson and Axon, The Older Nonconformity in Kendal, 579); and he had a brother, Owen Baddy, who was a schoolmaster at Wrexham (Palmer, The Older Nonconformity of Wrexham, 69 n.); the name is said to be a
  • BREESE, JOHN (1789 - 1842), Independent minister admitted to the Academy under George Lewis, which had just moved from Wrexham to Llanfyllin. While there his ability as a preacher attracted attention, and in 1817 he was called to be minister of the church in Edmund Street, Liverpool, shortly afterwards moving to the Tabernacle, Great Crosshall Street. Here he worked hard for seventeen years to develop the Welsh Independent connexion in the city, and on
  • BRERETON, JANE (1685 - 1740), poetess She was the daughter of Thomas and Anne Hughes, Bryn Griffith, near Mold. In 1711 she married Thomas Brereton (1691 - 1722), one of the minor English dramatists. On the death of her husband in 1722 she is said to have settled in Wrexham where she died 7 August 1740 and was survived by two daughters. Showing an aptitude for writing English verse she became a contributor to the Gentleman's Magazine
  • BRISCOE, THOMAS (1813 - 1895), cleric and scholar Born 30 June 1813 at Wrexham, son of Richard Briscoe, druggist; educated at Ruthin School and Jesus College, Oxford; B.A. (First Class Lit. Hum., 1833; M.A., 1836; B.D., 1843; D.D., 1868). Ordained deacon 1836, priest 1837, by the bishop of Oxford; Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, 1834-59; tutor, 1835-9 and 1843-57; vice-principal, 1849-58; perpetual curate of Henllan, Denbighshire, 1830-40
  • BROUGHTON family Marchwiel, The Broughton family probably originated in and took their name from the township of that name in Cheshire; they first appear on the western side of the Dee in the 16th century, when RALPH BROUGHTON was in possession of Plas Isa, Is-y-coed, Denbighshire. His third son VALENTINE BROUGHTON (died 1603), alderman of Chester, was an early benefactor if not founder of Wrexham grammar school. MORGAN
  • BRYAN, JOHN (1776 - 1856), Wesleyan Methodist minister Born at Llanfyllin, where he spent much of his childhood with his uncle, a certain John Rogers. At the age of 12 he moved to Shrewsbury, and then in the course of the following years to Corwen, Bala, and Wrexham, whence, in 1798, he went to Chester as an assistant in the drapery business of the Misses Williams, daughters of Richard Williams of Rackery, near Gresford. He underwent the spiritual
  • BRYAN, ROBERT (1858 - 1920), poet and composer Born 6 September 1858 at Camddwr, Llanarmon-yn-Iâl, Denbighshire, son of Edward and Elinor Bryan. He was a pupil and a pupil teacher at the Wrexham British School, and, later, entered Bangor Normal College. He became a teacher at Whitland, Carmarthenshire; Corwen; and Tal-y-sarn, Caernarfonshire He afterwards was a student at Aberystwyth University College and in Oxford, where he planned to take
  • CARRINGTON, THOMAS (Pencerdd Gwynfryn; 1881 - 1961), musician and printer Born at Gwynfryn, Bwlch-gwyn, near Wrexham, Denbighshire, 24 November 1881, the son of John Carrington (a descendant of one of the families that migrated from Cornwall to work in the Denbighshire lead mines) and Winifred (née Roberts), a native of Bryneglwys. He spent his early years at Gwynfryn and was educated at Bwlch-gwyn school. After leaving school he was apprenticed as a printer at Hughes

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