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1 - 12 of 1208 for "Sir Joseph Bradney"

  • ADAM OF USK (Adam Usk; 1352? - 1430), lawyer Polychronicon, and it seems likely that with it he left the material for his own chronicle to 1421, which some twenty years later was entered up by various hands in this very MS. The chronicle is Adam's chief title to fame. It supplies much useful detail of contemporary events in Britain and abroad, as well as the record of his own experiences; in particular, it illustrates fully the Glyn Dwr movement. Sir E
  • ALBAN, Sir FREDERICK JOHN (1882 - 1965), chartered accountant and administrator
  • ALLEN, JOHN ROMILLY (1847 - 1907), archaeologist Born in London 9 June 1847, he came of an old Pembrokeshire family, the Allens of Cresselly, and no doubt owed his middle name to the fact that his grandfather had married a niece of Sir Samuel Romilly. His father was George Baugh Allen, J.P., of Cilrhiw, near Lampeter Velfrey; his mother was a daughter of Roger Eaton of Parc Glas, near Crinow. Deserting his father's profession of barrister (of
  • AMBROSE, WILLIAM (Emrys; 1813 - 1873), Independent minister, poet, and littérateur prize, and though the third adjudicator, Joseph Jones, failed at first to agree with either of his colleagues, he later changed his mind and voted for Nicander, who was accordingly chaired. The controversy continued to rage in the press for a long time, and it is now considered that Emrys was unfairly treated. His poetical works include some pieces which have earned a permanent place in our literature
  • ANWYL family Park, Llanfrothen, Mer. The Anwyl s of Park, Llanfrothen, Mer., derived from Robert ap Morris of Park (died 1576), fourth son of Morris ap John ap Meredydd of Rhiwaedog, whose exploits are recorded in the History of the Gwydir Family by Sir John Wynn. The younger sons of Robert ap Morris took the surname Roberts: John, of Vanner, being father of David, rector of Llanbedrog, chaplain to the earl of Warwick, while the
  • ANWYL, Sir EDWARD (1866 - 1914), Celtic scholar
  • ANWYL, JOHN BODVAN (Bodfan; 1875 - 1949), minister (Congl.), lexicographer, and author , Caernarfonshire, where he died, by drowning, 23 July 1949; he was buried in Penllech, Caernarfonshire churchyard. A younger brother of Sir Edward Anwyl, he contributed extensively to the Welsh press. He edited reprints of Drych y prif oesoedd and Gweledigaethau y Bardd Cwsc, was author of Y pulpud bach (1924), Yr arian mawr (1934), Fy hanes i fy hunan (1933), and Englynion (1933), and prepared translations
  • 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, Mer., 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 Wynn
  • ARMSTRONG-JONES, Sir ROBERT (1857 - 1943), physician and alienist council and vice-president of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. He married in 1893, Margaret Elizabeth (died May 1943), elder daughter of Sir Owen Roberts, London, and Plas Dinas, Caernarfon, and they had one son (Ronald Owen Lloyd Armstrong-Jones whose son, Lord Snowdon, married Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II), and two daughters. He died 31 January 1943.
  • ARNOLD family Llanthony, Llanvihangel Crucorney, The founder of the fortunes of this old Monmouthshire family, descended from Gwilym ap Meurig but adopting the surname Arnold at an early stage, was Sir NICHOLAS ARNOLD (1507? - 1580), a gentleman pensioner of Henry VIII who, in consequence of his work for Thos. Cromwell at the Dissolution (18 June 1546) acquired Llanthony abbey (living, however, on his Gloucestershire estates), became a rabid
  • ARTHUR (fl. early 6th century?), one of the leaders of the Britons against their enemies He became in later ages the chief figure of the Arthurian cycle of tales. Nothing definite is known about him as a historical character, although his existence can no longer be denied, nor can he be explained, as he was by Sir John Rhys and others, as a purely legendary figure. He is not mentioned by Gildas, c. 540, in his reference to the victory of the Britons at ‘Badon Hill’ (‘Mons Badonicus
  • ASHBY, ARTHUR WILFRED (1886 - 1953), agricultural economist Born 19 August 1886, eldest son of Joseph and Hannah Ashby, Tysoe, Warwickshire. He was educated in the village school and after leaving at the age of twelve he helped his father (who appears to have been a very remarkable man and a local leader) until he was 23 years old, when he gained a scholarship at Ruskin College, Oxford, in 1909. He took a diploma (with distinction) in economics and