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Myddfai: Its Land and Peoples

By David B James, 1991

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These are supplementary extracts to the main indexes and the names that appear here are not included in the latter


Names from the
Land Tax assessment made upon the Upper Division of the parish of Myddfai..
for the year 1797

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The data for the actual charges levied has not been extracted.
It appears that the assessment for the Lower Division were not available to the author. (p236-7)

Tenements

Proprietors

Occupiers

 

 

 

Porthyrhyd

George G Williams

His own

Tir y Pentre

Rees Price

Thomas Jones

Llwynrhicet

Rev Mr Powell

His own

Tir bach

Rev Mr Powell

His own

Cefn gwrych

Rev Mr Powell

His own

Capant yr efel

George G Williams

Rev Mr Powell

Tyissa

David Lloyd

widow of Rees Williams

Gwaynberllan

George G Williams

His own

Bran Mill

George G Williams

His own

Caeau duon

Mrs Owens

George G Williams

Tir bach

Mrs Price

widow of David Morgan

part of Gellyfelen

Evan Morgan

His own

part of Gellyfelen

Lewis Williams

Rev Mr Price

part of Cwmbran

Mrs Owens

Lewis Jones

part of Gorllwyn

Mrs Price

John Jones

Col

Rees Price

John Prichard

Rhyblid

Mrs Owens

Evan David

Pentregronw

Rees Morgans

William David

Cwmbran

Rees Morgans

Morgan and David John

Esgairllaethdy

Daniel Price

David Prydderch

Cwmclyd

George G Williams

Rees Williams

Garnlwyd

Thomas David

His own

Cefngolau

Lewis Jones

Daniel Thomas

Cwmnantbeudy

Lewis Jones

William Lewis

Tirycwrt

Thomas Jones

John Rees

Bwlchbran

Evan David

David Roderick

Pentwyn

Mrs Morgans

widow of Rees David

Esgairfeithgen

Mrs David Jones

Jacob Rees

Bwlchyrhew

Mrs Price

widow of Rhydderch Jones

Gribin

Evan Powell

Benjamin Theophilus

Hafod y Cadno

Mrs Rees Williams

John Lewis

Tri chwmmwd

Mrs Rees Williams

William John

Hafod vach

Walter Jeffreys

David Moses

Llannerch goch

David Thomas

David Prydderch

Tirygraig

Rees Price

Morgan John

Goyallt

Mrs Prydderch

David Jacob

Vergwm

George G Williams

David Lewis

Troed y rhyw

David Llewelyns

Griffith Thomas

Llwyn y piod

Mr Davies Esq

His own

Blaenycwm

Sackville Gwyn

John Thomas

Ddolgoch

Sackville Gwyn

John Williams

Dagfa

William Williams

James John

Small hamlet

Morgan John

His own

Small hamlet

widow William Rees

Her own

Small hamlet

Harry Powell

Joseph Evans

Cae Mothvey

Sackville Gwyn

widow of John Thomas

Van fach

George G Williams

Evan Powell

Cwmydw

Mr Bowen

His own

Llwyncelyn

Rev Mr Beynon

Thomas Phillip

Beilyglas

Rees Price

William Morgan

Gellymaen

Mrs Price

Mrs Williams

Merdy bach

Sackville Gwynne

William Morgan William

Tiryllwyn

Mrs owens

William Price

Upper House

Evan Morgan

His own

Lower House

Evan Morgan

His own

White Hall

George G Williams

Rees Williams

Blaenddol

Jenkin Phillip

His own

Drenewydd

Lord Ashburnham

Lewis Griffith

Penycae

Rees Pryce Jones

- Parry

Cwmpene

Mrs Price

Rees Evan

Nantolig

Mrs Price

David Thomas

Trawsdwyndu

Mrs Price

widow of Evan Wm Howel

Nantygweision

Mrs Price

Morgan Price

Aberhenwen

Mrs Price

Jenkin Griffith

Mothvey Tithes

Rees Williams

-

Mothvey Tithes

Rev Mr W Griffith

-

Mothvey Tithes

Mrs Price

-

Llechglawdd

Mrs Price

Rees Morgan

Dulles vach

Vaughan Esq

Lewis Griffith

Rhandir rosser

W Williams

Thomas Prosser

Black cock

Gwynne Esq

John Lewis

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A List of names from the Inscriptions in the parish church of Myddfai

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This data is shown in the form of an index based on the entries on pages 233-236 - there is other information in the book.

It would appear that these inscriptions are almost all inside the church itself

Deceased

Place of abode

Year of
death

Relationships/comments

 

 

 

 

Jones, David - surgeon

Jones, John - surgeon

Mothvey

1719

1739

Father & son

Bishop, John Rees - magistrate

Jones, John - Lieut in 31st Reg of Foot

Bishop, Caroline

Dol-y-garreg

1831

1809

1818

Father, son & daughter

Pryse, John Ivor

 

1892

Son of Judge Bishop of Dolygarreg and his wife Caroline

Bishop, Charles

Bishop, Eleanora Elizabeth

Bishop, Richard Henry

Dolgarreg

1886

1866

1870

Son of John Rees Bishop

Daughter of Revd Lewis Lewis of Gwinfe

Son of Charles Bishop

Bishop, Arthur - Lieut in 77th Reg of Foot

 

1863

Son of Charles Bishop of Dol-y-garreg

Price, Rice - Esquire

Price, Anne - his wife

Williamsfield

1827

1835

 

Williams, Lewis Rev. - clergyman

 

1843

Rector of Cemeys, MON

Price, Magdalen - spinster

 

1829

Daughter of Rees Price of Porthyrhyd

Price, Thomas - Gent

Gorlloyne

1691

 

Owen, Henry - Esqr

Owen, Morgan

Owen, Anne - wife of Morgan

Morgan, Bishop of Llandaffe

Glasallt

1727

1667

1683

1644

Morgan  being the father of Henry

Morgan, Bishop of Llandaff being Henry's great uncle

Jones, Mary - wife of Theos Jones of Brecknock

 

1828

Daughter of Rees Price of Porthyrhyd

Bowen, Owen - Gent

Bowen, William - Gent

Bowen, Magdalen - wife of William

Bowens, Owen - Gent of Cwmydw

Bowens, David - Gent of Cwmydw

Cwmydwo

1761

1817

1823

1851

1854

Owen is father of William Bowen

Morgan, Anne

 

1818

Daughter of Evan and Mary Morgan and grand daughter of William Bowen late of Cwmydwo

Bishop, John Rees - Rector of Oake, SOM

Marke, Mary Dinah

Rees, Elen

 

1890

1885

1889

Born at Dolygarreg

Mary his daughter

Elen his son

Williams, Erasmus

 

1783

Son of David Williams of Llwynwormwood

Price, John Rev. - vicar

 

1819

 

Williams, David Rev and Mrs

 

1876/1898

Inscription on church harmonium

Lewis, Lewis

Glantaff,
Merthyr Tydfil

1876

Noticeboard with details of will directions

Lewis, Gwen

 

1906

Altar ornaments given by Anne her daughter

Phillips, Jenkin

Phillips, Ann - wife of Jenkin

Blaen y Ddol

1797

1808

Tablet erected by their grandson John Phillips

Jones, Elizabeth - spinster

 

1786

Daughter of David Jones, Penyrock

Bishop, Gwenllian - relic

 

1847

Widow of John Rees Bishop, Dolygareg

Gwynne Holford, Sophia Elizabeth - child

 

1837

Daughter of Major Gwynne Holford of Cilgwyn

Griffiths, David Isaac

Prydderch, James

Smith, John

Thomas, Dan

 

1914-18

War Memorial set in church yard wall

 


The Free and Voluntary Present to King Charles II (1661-2)

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King Charles II was proclaimed King on May 5th 1660 and an attempt was made by parliament to raise money for him by authorising the raising of a voluntary levy, this was termed the free and voluntary present to King Charles.

It seems that the majority of resident freeholders in Myddfai contributed to the king's coffers - this is the list of their names, the data re their contributions isn't extracted here. (p243)

*A deed dated 1623 showied that Rees David Bedoe owned Kae'r Marchog in Myddfai which he sold to William Thomas John Morgan.

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Data from the Hearth Tax Returns for 1668

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There were 111 houses (in Myddfai parish) that were eligible to pay hearth tax, since some houses had more than one hearth the corresponding number of hearths was 149.  The  24 persons  occupying houses with more than one hearth are listed below. (p244

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A List of Freeholders in the parish of Myddfai for 1735

This list of 45 names is on p245

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A List of the Freeholders for the Parish of Myddfai taken from the Land Tax Assessments for the Year 1830

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These 3 lists are on p246

Mothvey Upper Division

Mothvey Lower Division

Lands in Other Parishes

Llandingad

Llangadog

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Free tenants of Myddfai exempted from manorial payments and duties ...1709

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Persons whom possessed land within the jurisdiction of the lord of the manor were known as free-tenants of their lord........................... in Myddfai free-tenants holding certain lands were exempted from payment of all dues and customary services except for the attendance at the court of their lord..................... At a Court Baron in 1709 the current holders of these lands are confirmed as were some of the previous holders......... There were eighteen such land holdings - these are not named.

These person names that follow were taken from the transcript of that part of the document setting out the holders of the lands in question. There is narrative accompanying the names in the book which is not extracted here. (p252/3)

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Some Genealogical Inter-Relationships between the Families of Llwynwormwood, Cilgwyn and Williamsfield

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This table appears on p 254/5 in the book, the names have not been extracted here.

The name at the top of the tree is David Williams, Vicar of Myddfai, no date shown but from the main book a date of 1614 is indicated.
There are several generations shown, some branches with fewer lines.


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