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THE HISTORY OF BRYNAMMAN

By Enoch Rees 1883 & 1896

English translation by Ivor Griffiths

Indexed by Anna Brueton 1999

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Contents

[of English version]

The first 17 pages comprise the original 1883 edition, there are no headings

Supplement [1896] some of these are more like paragraph headings than sections/chapters

  • Accidents in the Anthracite District
  • Individual Accidents in the District
  • Deaths
  • Miscellaneous
  • County Council Act 1888
  • Parish Council Act 1894
  • District Council
    • Chwarter Bach rates
    • Llandeilo rates
    • Llangiwg rates
  • Brynamman readers 
  • Pwll Du
  • Chapels etc in the place
  • Societies in the place
  • Taverns
  • Temperence Houses
  • Cash Sales Stores
  • The Tithes war
  • Names of Coal Seams
  • Names of Collieries in the Anthracite Region
  • Names of Tinplate Works in the Anthracite Region
  • Coal and Ore Mines of the Place
  • Coal Mining Accidents in the Kingdom
  • Mining Disasters 1845-1896
  • The Depths of our Coal Pits
  • Hours Worked in Collieries [Reports in 1890/91]
  • Eisteddfod Brynamman [1884]
  • Mynydd Du
  • Names of Mountains, Hills, Hillocks, Glens, Valleys, Rivers, Streams, and Pools in and around the Place
  • Roads
  • The Derlwyn Spring

Gareth Hicks 2000

 

Surname list

surname,given name,place,page number

---,Alaw Du,---,39 40 ---,David,Bryn,12
---,Eos Morlais,---,39 ---,Gito Goch,----,2
---,Maeswn Main,---,14 ---,Modryb Anne,---,1 2 14
---,Nani Gito,---,see Modryb Ann ---,Richard son of William Penygraig,---,7
---,Thomas,Cwmaman ---,Twm o'r Gate,---,5
---,Watcyn Wyn,---,17 Abraham, (MP) (Mabon),---,36 39
Ashton,Thomas,---,35 Austin,M,---,36
Balfour,G (MP),--,36 Benjamin,Rev T Cynfelin,Pen USA,40
Beynon.Lewis,---,19 Bowen, William 8
Burnett,J,---,36 Burt,T (MP),36
Chalmers,Dr,39 Cole,James,---,19
Courtney,Rt Hon Leonard (MP),---,36 Cowling,P H, ---,21
Dafydd, Dafydd Shon,Llandilo Road,11 Dale,David,---,36 39
Davies,Daniel,---,21 Davies,David,Glyn Clawdd,19
Davies,Henry,---,21 Davies,Jacob,---,10 19
Davies,Jas,Gorsto,19 Davies,John,---,21
Davies,Rev J Lee, Siloam, 20 Davies,R,Ffinant,19
Davies,Rev Rhysted , Moriah,20 Davies,Thomas,---,19
Drage,G,---,36 Edwards,John,---,21
Edwards,Rev. Mr.,---,9 Edward,William,---,10 11
Evans,David,---,19 Evans,Edward,---,39
Evans,J,Deri bach,19 Evans,Tom (builder),---,20
Evans,W J,Aberdare,39 Evans,William,---,19
Gorst,Sir J E (QC MP),---,36 Griffiths,David O,---,19
Griffiths,Thomas,Cwmtriwbit, 3 Griffiths,William,---,42
Hargraves, Col,---,36 Harries,David,---,21
Harries,John,---,21 25 Hay,John,---, 6 42
Herbert,Henry,Bryn Marlais,21 Herbert,Hopkin,Cwmnantmoel, 6 12
Herbert,William,---,6 7 Hewlett, A,---,36
Hicks,John,---,6 Hicks,William,Rhosaman, 6
Hopkin,John D,---,21 Hopkin,William W,---,21
Hopkins,---,---,6 Hornby, F V,---,36
Howells,John (doctor),---,11 Howells,Thomas (cobbler),---,21
Howells,William G,---,19 Hughes,Gwynne,Cwmgarw,20
Hughes,John,---,21 Hughes,John,Cwmgarw, 3
Isaac,David J,---,19 Isaac,Enoch,---,19
Isaac,Isaac,Cwmamman Farm,19 Isaac,Thomas,Cwmaman, 6
James,Daniel (Gwalch Ebrill),---,42 James,George,---,10
James,Solomon,---,10 James,William (carpenter),---,12
James,William,Gorsgoch,42 Jones, Morgan (=Morgan Shon the carpenter),---, 1 2 3
Jones,David,Carne,19 Jones,Isaac J,---,19
Jones,John Morgan,---,42 Jones,John R,---,21
Jones,John(doctor),Tirbach, 11 Jones,John,---,10
Jones,John,Brynbrain, 3 4 6 10 11 Jones,Mr,Cwmtawe,42
Jones,Rev J. Morlais,---,11 12 15 20 42 Jones,Rev, Moriah,19
Jones,Rev.,Pontardawe,10 Jones,W,---,19
Jones,Watkin,Old Farmers,19 Jones,William (=William Shon the weaver),---, 2 3
Jones,William, y Farmers, 11 Jones,William,---,42
Joseph,William,---,19 Lewis,D W,---,21
Lewis,Peggy,---,27 Lewis,Richard,---,12
Lewsyn,Will,---,14 Llewelyn,David,---,42
Llewelyn,David,Cwmteg, 4 Llewelyn,Llewelyn,---,42
Llewelyns,Mr.,---, 6 7 8 Mathew,William,---,19
Maudsley,J,---,36 Meredith,W,---,19
Morgan,Einon,---,21 Morgan,Jacob (engineer),---,21
Morgan,John D,---,21 Morgan,John,Cwmgarw,8
Morgan,Kate,---,42 Morgan,Watkin,---,35
Morris,John (contractor),---,20 Moses,D. L.,Post Office, 5 9 12 20
Mundella,Rt Hon A J (MP),---,36 Nash,Kate,Swansea,40
Price,Rev Rees (also Rhys Pryse),---, 5 6 12 Prosser,William,---,8 12
Protheroe,John,---,21 Pugh,William,---,21
Rees,Dr H,Glan Garnant,21 Rees,Enoch,---,18 21 36 39 40
Rees,Evan,Station Rd,19 Rees,Levi,---,19
Rees,William (chemist),Station road,20 Richards,Daniel,Cwmgarw,12
Richards,Mr,--,42 Roberts,Rev J.,---,10
Rowlands,Rev,Cwmllynfell,20 Shon,Morgan (Morgan Jones)---,4
Shon,Morgan Dafydd,___,14 Strick,George B,---,8 9 19 20 21
Strick,Mrs George Henry,---,20 Thomas,David E,---,19
Thomas,David J,---,21 Thomas,Evan (contractor),---,19
Thomas,Henry W,---,21 Thomas,J,Derwydd,19
Thomas,Jenkin (cobbler),---,20 Thomas,John,---,21
Thomas,Rev W D ,Gibea,20 Thomas,Thomas (Twm Thomas Dollgraig),Dollgraig, 3
Thomas,Thomas R,---,19 Thomas,W D,Ystalyfera,40
Thomas,William,Caenewydd,8 Trow,E,---,36
Verity,Albert,--,19 Walters,John,---,21
Watkins,---(postmaster),Station Road,20 Watkins,Jeffrey,---, 5 9 11
Williams, Hezekiah,Cwmgarw-ganol, 6 11 Williams,A J,Eastbourne,39 40
Williams,David (Biography) 12-15 Williams,David (poem),15-17
Williams,David (teacher, Uncle David),Cwmgarw ,2 5 11 42 Williams,David,---,19 21
Williams,David,Caeglas, 3 6 9 11 12 Williams,Evan (blacksmith),---,4
Williams,Evan ,---,12 Williams,Evan,Pencarreg,20
Williams,Griffith (Tegynys),---,42 Williams,John F,---,19
Williams,Mary,Cwmgarw,13 Williams,Mrs David (Ann),Cwmgarw,14
Williams,Mrs. Ann,Rhywddu,12 Williams,Owen,Cwmgarw, 4 12
Williams,Rachel,Pencarreg,20 Williams,Rev T R,Aberdare,40
Williams,Richard (the blacksmith),---,8 12 Williams,Richard,---,11
Williams,T (Twm Jose),---,19 Williams,T,---,19
Williams,Thomas (Twm),Cwmcaemawr, 3 Williams,Thomas ,Cwmgarw,13 14
Williams,Tom,Aberdare,39 Williams,W, Llwynmoch,21
Williams,Watkin,Croffte, 2 6 7 19 Williams,Watkin,Cwmgarw-ganol,3 4
Williams,William (the blacksmith),---,9 Williams,William ,---,8 21
Williams,William ,Cwmgarw,13 14 Williams,William J,---,21
Williams,William,Penygraig, 8 Wyn,Watcyn,---,27 39

 

Locations

Aberdare,39 Banwen, 3 4 10
Blaentwrch, 2 13 Blaenwaun, 13
Bont-pwll-y-cwar, 3 Bont-y-Farmers, 3
Bryn marlais,21 Bryn, 12
Brynbach, 6 Brynbrain, 3 11
Caeglas, 3 6 9 11 Caenewydd (mis-spelled Carnewydd), 8
Castell, 1 Coedcae Hopkin, 10
Croffte,1 2 6 8 19 Cwmaman , 2 4 5 6 9 12 19
Cwmcaemawr, 3 Cwmgarw Isaf, 14
Cwmgarw, 2 3 4 5 8 10 11 12 13 14 20 40 Cwmgarw-ganol, 3 6 14
Cwmllynfell, 2 3 5 6 13 25 Cwmnantmoel, 6 7
Cwmtawe,42 Cwmteg, 2 3 4 5 14
Cwmtriwbit, 3 5 Derlwyn spring,20 42
Dollgraig, 3 5 14 Garnant, 6
Gilfach-pant-yr-Hala,1 Glynbeudy, 6
Gorsgoch, 1 2 42 Gwaun y Newydd, 11
Gwauncaegurwen , 1 4 7 38 Gwynfe, 4 6
Hirwaen,40 Llandilo, 5 11 21 22
Llandybie,39 Llangadock, 11 13
Llangiwc, 1 4 11 21 22 Llwyn Moch,21
Merthyr,39 Mynydd Du ,3 4 12 14 19 42
Nantgwyn (Gwynfe), 14 Nantgwyn,20
Panteg,40 Pant-y-celyn, 1
Pencarreg,20 Pencraig, 3
Penygraig , 7 8 11 Pontardawe 8 9
Pont-pwll-y-cwar, 3 Pont-y-Farmers, 3 9
Pontypool, 13 Pwll du, 22 43
Quarter Bach,20 21 22 Rhosaman, 6
Rhydwen,11 Swansea,40
Tirbach, 11 Tregib Estate,9
Twyn-y-cacwn, 1 2 5 Ty Gwyn, 9
Waen, 4 Waunyresgryn,42
Ynys Dawela, 14 Ynyspenllwch, 9
Ystalyfera, 36 40 Ystradgynlais, 3 40

 

Churches/Chapels/Schools/Public Houses

Anglican church, 10-11 Baptist Chapel (Banwen), 10
Bethel (Cwmaman), 15 Black Mount,25
Bridgend,25 Brynaman Schoolhouse,19
Brynamman Hotel,20 25 Capel Bach (Cwmaman Anglican),2 6 9
Colliers Arms, 5 Cross Inn (Llangiwc), 4 5
Cwmllynfell Baptist Chapel,5 Cwnllynfell graveyard,20
Day School, 3 5 8 13 14 Derlwyn,25
Ebenezer,20 Gibea, 20
Gwyn Arms, 9 25 Moriah Chapel, 10 11 20
New Farmers Arms, 6 8 9 11 25 New Gibea , 8 9 11 12 15
Old Farmers, 1 4 5 20 Old Gibea, 6
Rose and Crown,25 Siloam Chapel, 11 20
St Catherine's Church,20 42 Tregib Arms,9 10 25
Twyn-y-cacwn School, 5 Ystradgynlais Church, 3

 

Supplement

The supplement contains a number of lists; the lists have been indexed rather than their contents.

Accidents in the anthracite district, 18-19 Cash sale stores, 25
Chapels,25 Coal and ore mines,30
Coal seams,29 Coalmining accidents in the UK by nature of accident, 31
Coalmining accidents by region, 32 Collieries in the anthracite district,29-30
Deaths, 19 Depths of S. Wales coal pits, 34-35
Mining disasters between 1845 and 1895, 32-34 Names of geographical features, 43
Societies,25 Taverns,25
Temperance houses,25 Those contributing to the "Tithes War", 25-27
Tinplate works in the anthracite area,30
 

 


Those contributing to the "Tithes War"

THE TITHES WAR.

An attempt was made to buy the tithes in the possession of Mr John Harries,Tynewydd,Cwmllynfell, on September 18th 1894, but it failed.
The following account reveals that the inhabitants of Brynamman are not slow to support the worthy and exalted causes of the era, and to take part in defending the rights of our country.

Already acknowledged £686.3. 1

Gibea Independent Chapel, Brynamman --per Rev.W.D.Thomas.
Book 5 -- Collectors, Messrs.Thomas Davies and Enoch Rees:

(the amounts contributed have not been extracted, and the names are not in alphabetical order)

  • Mr Enoch Rees
  • Mr Thomas Davies
  • Mr John Morgan,Pantyclogau
  • "A Sympathiser"
  • Mr W.Evans
  • Mr W.Howells,Carpenter
  • Mr John Howells,Carpenter
  • Mr Thomas Howells,Carpenter
  • Mr Daniel Jones,Mason
  • Mr John Davies
  • Mr Rees Herbert,Cwmnantmoel
  • Mr W. Herbert,Cwmnantmoel
  • Rev.W.D.Thomas,Gibea
  • Mr Morgan Evans,Corner House
  • Mr Daniel Jones
  • Mr Evan Jones,Mountain Road
  • Mr Jacob James,Cwmgarw Road
  • Mr Thomas David Thomas,Quarry Road
  • Mr Thomas Williams,Rhiwddu
  • Mr Thomas Griffiths,Cwmgarw Road
  • Mr John Williams,Stonecutter
  • Mrs Mary Beynon,Cwmgarw Road
  • Mr John Morris,Cwmgarw Road
  • Mr W.Hicks,Cwmgarw Road
  • Mr Josuah Anthony,Wain Hen,Cwmgarw
  • Mr David T.Thomas,Cwmgarw
  • Mr Daniel Williams
  • Mr John Davies,Rhosfa
  • Mr Eynon Morgan,Rhosfa
  • Mr David Williams,Blaen Cwmgarw
  • Mr W.Davies,Blaen Cwmgarw
  • Mr John Rees,Black Mount
  • Mr John Harris,Brynglas
  • A Friend,Tynewydd
  • Mr John Hicks,Cwmgarw Road
  • Mr Rees Bowen,Codre Wain,Tyrhen
  • Mr Timothy Davies,Tailor
  • Mr Thomas Thomas,Mountain Road
  • Mr John Howells,Mountain Road
  • Mr David Williams,Penygraig
  • Mr Evan Lake,Mountain Road

 

Book 81.per Messrs Evan David and Thomas D.Morgan.

  • Mr H.W.Thomas   
  • Mr Owen Morgans         
  • Mr Thomas Davies        
  • Mr John Davies  
  • Miss Anna J.James       
  • Mr Thomas Morgan        
  • Mr Lewis Lewis  
  • Mr W.Thomas     
  • Mr R.W.Harris   
  • Mr Jenkin Wilkins       
  • Mr John Harris,Shoemaker        
  • Mr Henry Davies,Engineer        
  • Mr William Jones,Mount Pleasant         
  • Mr Owen Morgan         
  • Mr John Williams        

 

 

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