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277 - 284 of 284 for "wrexham"

  • WILLIAMS, WILLIAM EMYR (1889 - 1958), solicitor and eisteddfod patron Born 24 May 1889 at Llanffestiniog, Merionethshire, the eldest of the 7 children of Rev. John Williams, minister of Engedi (Calv. Meth.) and Sarah Ann, daughter of Edward Hall, ship's captain and an elder at Tabernacl, Aberystwyth. The family moved to Dolgellau and then, when John Williams was appointed secretary to the Presbyterian Home Mission, to Wrexham. Emyr Williams was educated at Grove
  • WILLIAMS, WILLIAM SIDNEY GWYNN (1896 - 1978), musician and administrator joined the Wrexham firm of Emyr Williams, also working for the publishers Hughes and Son and editing the bilingual journal, Y Cerddor Newydd [The New Musician] from 1922 to 1929. He took an early interest in the folk tradition and in 1933 was appointed Secretary of the Welsh Folk-Song Society. In 1946 he succeeded J. Lloyd Williams (1854-1945) as editor of the Society's journal, and in 1957 was elected
  • WILLIAMS, WILLIAM WYN (1876 - 1936), minister and poet Born in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, 12 July 1876, of a religious family from the district of Bowydd. He was a pupil-teacher in Tanygrisiau before entering Bangor Normal College. He then became a teacher in the neighbourhood of Wrexham. He began to preach and went to University College and Theological College, both at Aberystwyth. In 1909 he was inducted minister of Moriah (Presb
  • WYNN family Wynnstay, Ruabon houses in the Wrexham district. But how much practical help he gave the Stuarts is still a secret. It is alleged that he wrote to prince Charles, promising to raise his part of the country on the prince's behalf and that he continued to correspond with him after the failure of the '45; however, nothing was proved against him and the government brought no accusation against him. On the other hand, there
  • WYNNE, JOHN (1650 - 1714), industrial pioneer court to rename it 'Newmarket' - 'as the old name appears in a dozen or more different ways,' says the petition (Thomas, A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph, i, 408-10). However, the works did not materialise, and all that remains of Wynne's dream is the name 'Newmarket' [now in its turn discontinued]. Again, Wynne was a Nonconformist (there is a suggestion that he was connected with Wrexham), and
  • YALE family Plâs yn Iâl, Plas Grono, the East India Co. He became governor there (1687-99), returning with a fortune of £200,000, to live alternately in London (as a governor of the Company) and at Plas Grono, where he was a liberal benefactor of Wrexham church and a creditor of Josua Edisbury; but he is best known for the benefactions (1714-21) of books, pictures, etc., sent by him at the request of Cotton Mather, to the college at
  • YORKE, PHILIP (1743 - 1804) Erddig, Erthig,, antiquary the Welshwoman is not predominant' (Cust, Chronicles, ii, 251, 261), he developed an antiquarian interest in her descent from Marchudd, lord of Uwchdulas, and by 1795 had come to 'think the race of Cadwallon more glorious than the breed of Gimcrack'; in that year Richard Marsh of Wrexham printed for him, with dedication to Thomas Pennant, Tracts of Powys, based on the few printed sources available
  • YORKE, SIMON (1903 - 1966), nobleman and soldier 1922 he inherited Erddig near Wrexham. He was High Sheriff for Denbighshire in 1937. Although he was a lieutenant in the Denbighshire Yeomanry, when World War II came he enlisted as a private soldier in the North Staffordshire Regiment. In accordance with his wishes he remained a sapper, without seeking or gaining promotion. His relationship with his tenants was not a happy one. He refused them

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