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Glanffrwd's History of Llanwonno, 1843-90

(Hanes Plwyf Llanwonno)

By Rev. W.Thomas Published in 1888 in serial form in the 'Darian' (Aberdare) & translated by Thomas Evans in 1950; published by Merthyr Express. Indexed by Glenys Travis (Sept 2005).

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Chapter Headings

  • Introduction (Thomas Evans)
  • Short Life of Glanffrwd (Thomas Evans)
  • Preface to the second edition (Erbin Thomas 'ap Glanffrwd')
  • Preface to the first edition (Glanffrwd)

CHAPTER

  • I Gwynno the Saint
  • II The Hills
  • III Old Established Things
  • IV Rhymes
  • V Journeys after Coal and Lime
  • VI Old Customs
  • VII The River Ffrwd
  • VIII Hunting
  • IX Ynysybwl Fair
  • X The Lan and Gellilwch Farms
  • XI Graig Wen
  • XII The Cynon Valley
  • XIII Troedrhiwtrwyn and Nyth Bran Farms
  • XIV Notabilities of Pontypridd
  • XV Shan Phylip, Cwm Clydach
  • XVI Spirits of the Parish
  • XVII More Spirits
  • XVIII Spirits at the White Horse and The Pandy
  • XIX Old Ruins
  • XX Old Sayings
  • XXI Old Characters
  • XXII The Rhymesters
  • XXIII Old Characters of Pontypridd
  • XXIV Twmi Penwal
  • XXV Poets and Writers
  • XXVI The Glog Hunt
  • XXVII The Church of Gwynno
  • XXVIII Old Workings
  • XXIX The Springs and Wells of the Parish
  • XXX More Springs
  • XXXI Old Bethel Chapel

Index

  Surname/bardic name, Given name/title, Place, Occupation, Page number(s)

Aberdare Lord - - 13
Alaw Goch - - bard 178
Alawfryn aka Richard Evans - musician 100
Ann - Buarth y Capel Baptist 160
ap Myfyr - - bard 68 98 99
Arnold Shon Darwynno horseman 40
Bassett George Hafod Ganol - 79 100
Bili - Rhydygwreiddyn - 194
Billy Ysgyfelon - - tailor 119
Billy - Llysnant - 39 63
Billy - - the tiler 154
Billy - Penllwyneinion - 63
Brynfab - Eglwysilan bard 98 154
Cadwgan of the Axe - Rhondda - 100
Cadwgan Dafydd & Nani - weaver 118 162
Cadwgan Ifan - Morman convert 160-1
Captain Williams - - - 116
Carnelian - - bard 97-98
Catws William Ifan - Cwm Clydach - 105 118 124
Charles - Hendre Rhys - 161
Charles Thomas & Amy Ty'r Arglwydd farm - 83-85
Cook Mrs. - wife of Dr Cook Pontypridd and daughter of Mr Jacob 164
Crawshay Richard - - 71
Crockett John Pontypridd shopkeeper 155-6
Cule Aaron Mill Street shopkeeper 99 155
Cule Evan Pontypridd rhymester 147-8 155
Cule Moesen (Moses) Pontypridd rhymester 147 150 155
Cydidwg see Richards Thomas - poet -
Dafydd & Gwenni & Margaret - Penrhiwceiber farm - 83
Dafydd & Gwenni - Troedyrhiw Farm - 86
Dafydd Fyddar and Rachel - Bwlchywig - 112-3
Dafydd Morganwg - - bard and Eisteddfod prizewinner 178
Dafydd - Caerfyrddyn - 44
Dafydd - Cribindu - 56
Dafydd - Gilfachyrhydd - 60
Dafydd - the Dduallt farmer 41
Dafydd - Ynyshir - 62-3
Daniel - Pontypridd smith 151
Daniel - Rhydygwreiddyn - 55 56
Daniel - Troedrhiwtrwyn - 89
Davies Dr Henry Naunton Pont-y-Cymmer - 187-8
Davies Evan - - 142
Davies Evan Penrhys - 103-4 208
Davies George & Ann - - 142 210
Davies George - - 55 208
Davies Henry II - - 187
Davies Henry - - 187
Davies Ifan - Doctor 187
Davies John Pant-y-Graigwen poet 99
Davies Joseph Llanwonno Bethel schoolmaster 12 55 142-3 207-8
Davies Mary Brynllefrith Nelson - 12
Davies Rev. William Wootton Bassett son of the Red Vicar 73
Davies Rev. Thomas "The Red Vicar" d. 17 Nov 1763 71-73
Davies Richard son of the Red Vicar Antigua sugar merchant 73
Davies Samuel - - 187
Davies Thomas Pant-y-Graigwen poet 99
Davies William Penwal Mormon emigrant 159
Dewi Haran - - bard 99
Dewi Wyn o Essyllt - - bard 97
Dic Shon James - - harpist 64
Edmund & Mary - the Rhiw - 66 106 122 151
Edward - - mason 178
Edwards David Gilfach Glyd landowner & Eisteddfod Chairman 1868/69 ; 1801-1885 52-54 59 68 178
Edwards Rhys - Glog huntsman (1) 171
Edwards William Pontypridd bridge builder fl 1750 95-97
Eos Hafod - Rhondda bard 100
Eustace - Ty Draw rhymester 147-8
Evan Blaenllechau - - - 191
Evan William - - father of Twmi Benwal 163
Evan - Darwynno farmer 41
Evan - The Lawn - 151
Evan Edward - bard 183
Evans - Daearwynno - 206
Evans Evan Allen's - 86
Evans Griffith & Son Pontypridd shopkeeper 156
Evans Jane - Glanffrwd's aunt 182
Evans John Cilycwm preacher 205
Evans Lodwig Pontypridd huntsman 175
Evans Rhys Toncoch Cefnpennar bard 183
Evans Richard - musician 100
Evans Richard Port Rhondda Ystradyfodwg - 175
Evans Robert Mynachdy brother of Evan Thomas 140
Evans Thomas Mynachdy son of Robert 141
Evans Thomas Pontypridd blacksmith 151-2
Evans William Graig hand-ball champion 67
Evans William Mynachdy - 44
Glanffrwd (Poet) - Llanwonno 1843-1890 9-18 179
Griffiths - Glyncoch - 206
Griffiths Daniel Aberdare music adjudicator 137
Griffiths George - owner of Gelli pit 155
Griffiths Griffith Gelliwen farmer 60 137
Griffiths Ifan Aberdare - 137
Griffiths John - - 99
Griffiths John Mill Street Pontypridd businessman 154-5
Griffiths Lewis Aberdare Bethania deacon 137
Griffiths Thomas Twmi Ffynnondwym - 136-138
Griffiths Thomas Snr Nantyrysfa d.1810 136
Griffiths William - - 155
Guto Nyth Bran - - runner 1700-1737 30 62 90-4 193
Gwilym Elian - - bard 154
Gwilym Ilid - Machen bard 41
Gwilym Llanwonno see also Williams Thomas - poet 157 163
Gwilym Morgannwg - Pontypridd bard 96
Gwyngull - - bard 99
Hezekiah - - eisteddfod prizewinner 60
Hiraethog - - bard 98
Howell/Thomas family traced 1731-1797 - - 181-2
Howell Billy Thomas & Janet Blaen-nant-y-fedw - 126
Howell William Thomas & Jennet (John) Ynysfeirig Glanffrwd's paternal grandparents 26 182
Howell William Hopkinstown - 99
Hughes Barbara Cwm Clydach - 105 118 124
Hughes Benjamin Lletty Turner turner & carpenter 142 191
Hughes Griffith - m. Ann Lewis 1806 121
Hughes Peter Creunant Ynysybwl son of Griffith 121 123
Hughes Peter - m. Gwenllian Jenkins 1769 121
Huws Benny son of Gruffudd - carpenter 191
Huws Gruffudd son of Benjamin Hughes - carpenter 191
Huws Thomas son of Benny - carpenter 178 191
Hywel ap Hywel - Mynachdy Henry VIII's time 29
Hywel Ddu - Dduallt - 24
Hywel from the Bwlfa - - shepherd 191
Iago Emlyn - - bard 96 97
Ianto Grambo - -   165
Iantws - Llechwen farmer 43 67
Iantws - The Mill - 67
Ieuan ap Iago - Pontypridd composer of 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau' 68 97
Ieuan Ddu - - editor Cambrian Minstrel 97
Ieuan Glyn Cothi - - bard 98-99
Ieuan Wyn - - prizewinning bard 68 98
Ifan Gelligaled - Ystrad hand-ball player 68
Ifan Rhys - - Monthly Meeting delegate 206-7
Islwyn - - bard 13
Jack Tom Berwerdy - 64
Jacob - - shoemaker 44
Jacob Bess Llantrisant wife of Thomas Williams 164
James (Shams)& Catws - Llwynmelyn - 56 64 107 120-21
James Twrbil - - rhymester 144
James - Cefn Tylchau rhymester 144 146
Jemima - Lower Clotch House   66
Jenkins Evan Tyle'r Fedw - 44
Jenkins Gwenllian - m. Peter Hughes 1769 121
Jenkins Mr. Brynffynon - 178
Jenkins Rhys Hafod Fach - 61 79
John the Carrier & his mule - - - 49
John - Llettyturner turner & huntsman 61 173
John John (Shon Benrhiw) Penrhiw Glog huntsman 173
Jones - Llangan - 206
Jones Daniel Cloth Hall - 153
Jones John - Glog Huntsman 174
Jones Mari Gelliwrgan - 130 134
Jones Morgan & Rachel Ty Coch Cwm Clyach - 46 58 102 105 111 126
Jones Morgan - coal worker 37-38
Jones Morgan Rhiw-yr-ychen - 50 78
Jones Old Vicar - - 24
Jones Rachel the Cwm daughter of Rhys Phylip 210 (102 105 126)
Jones Roger - - 151
Jones Shencin Gelliwrgan farmer & rhymester 1780-1859 34 41 63-5 130 136 146
Jones Shon - - 58
Jones Thomas Ffynnondwym rhymester 34 146
Jones Titus - - 142 209
Jones Viramu - - 13
Jones William & Aunt Jemima - - 83
Jones William Pentwyn Isaf - 136
Jones William - rhymester 34
Jones William the Clotch - 56
Jordan - - Baptist preacher 140
Lewis - Llwynperdid - 64
Lewis - of the Forest - 45 63-65
Lewis Ann - m. Griffith Hughes 1806 121
Lewis Rev. Moses - Vicar of Llanwonno 88
Lewis Tommy (Twmi) Pontypridd shoe shop keeper 156
Llewellyn Bili Shon - Ystradyfodwg rhymester 34 146 147 151 153
Llewellyn David Graigwen - 76
Llewellyn Ifan Graigwen farm - 78
Llewellyn Thomas & Nannah - - 153
Llewelyn ap Hywel - Mynachdy Henry VIII's time 29
Llewelyn Shon Graigwen farm - 78 153
Magws Chapel-House - - d. 1870 141
Mari Phylip Wiliam - - - 100
Mari - Rhiw ale brewer 66
Mari - Tynewydd - 55
Mathonwy - - writer 99
Matthews Edward Ewenny preacher 207 209
Merfyn - Eglwysilan poet 98
Meudwy Glan Elai - - prizewinning poet & huntsman 64 68 145 148-150 175 178 187
Meyrick Thomas - - 58
Miles Bess (Morgan Blaenhenwysg) Tyn-y-Graig - 190
Miles Catws - wife of Shon Llewelyn 190
Miles Dafydd Tyn-y-Graig - 190
Miles Edward Pontypridd schoolmaster 190
Miles Edward Tyn-y-Graig - 190
Miles Edward Blaenhenwysg - 163
Miles Mari - - 190
Miles Morgan Gellifonaches - 190
Miles Sioned - - 190
Mills Mr. Pontypridd Eisteddfod adjudicator 178
Moesen - - Bard and auctioneer 98
Morgan Blaenhenwysg - Tyn-y-Graig - 190
Morgan family Hafod Ynys-y-Hafod - 78 188
Morgan Rhys - Tyle'r Fedw - 56
Morgan - Blaen-nant - 67
Morgan - Dyffryn - 86
Morgan Dafydd (dec'd) Pwllhywel - 158
Morgan Edmund Pwllhywel Mormon emigrant 158
Morgan Edward - son of Job & Catws 119 147-8
Morgan Gruffydd - see Guto Nythbrân -
Morgan Gwilym Pontypridd rhymester 147-8
Morgan Ifan & Magws Ty Draw Cwm Clydach - 125 164 193 200
Morgan Ifan Ty Canol Cwm Clydach - 40 125
Morgan Job & Catws Brynyffynon Inn builder 119 177 179
Morgan Job - tailor and rhymester 34 144-146 150
Morgan John (Shon) - - 142
Morgan John Lan Farm - 56
Morgan Magws - see Ifan -
Morgan Mari Pwllhywel Mormon emigrant 158
Morgan Mary - daughter of Job & Catws 120
Morgan Morgan - poet 40 58 99
Morgan Noah Gelliwastad - 151
Morgan Shôn & Jemima - tiler 64 86
Morgan Shon Pwllhywel Mormon emigrant 158
Morgan Shwan widow of Dafydd - Mormon emigrant 158
Morgan Thomas and Mari Nani's Cottage - 177
Morgan Thomas - Glog huntsman 58 172-3
Morgan William (Bili) Groesvaen Builder 151 153
Morgan William - tiler 111
Morgan William Ynysybwl blacksmith 44-6
Morgan William - son of Job & Catws 119
Morien - - bard 98
Morris Evan - - 67
Morris Thomas Penuel Pontypridd - 151-2
Moses Ann Nani Hendre Rhys - 66
Moses Catws Hendre Rhys - 164
Moses Ifan Hendre Rhys - 60 134 193
Moses Morgan Hendre Rhys - 164
Myfyr Morgannwg - - bard 97
Naunton Davies Dr Henry Pont-y-Cymmer - 187-8
Nicholas Edward - Glog Huntsman 173
Penwyn - - Bard 100
Phillips Evan - - 67
Phillips Shân Cwm Clydach from Ystradyfodwg 103-5
Phillips W. Bryngoleu owner of Pwllhywel estate 158
Phillips William - - 56
Phylip William - - - 100
Phylip Evan - miller 47-48
Phylip Rhys the Mill - 142 149 210
Pitts Christiana Ty'r Bush d. 1667 120
Powell Mr T. - coal merchant 141
Ready William - - 88
Rees Billy Penrhiw'r Gwynt - 80
Rees John - - 13
Rees Rev. D. Llanfynydd - 141
Reichel Henry - - 13
Rhydderch ap Morgan - - - 149
Rhys Dafydd and Als - - Ynysybwl shopkeepers 22 31-33 194
Rhys - Llechwen farmer 43 56-7 60
Rhys - the Glog - 64 170-
Rhys Dafydd Shôn Darranlas - 85
Rhys Dafydd - coal worker 38
Rhys Dafydd Llwynperdid - 62 90
Rhys Evan - champion haymaker 44 142
Rhys Mari New Houses - 31
Rhys Merfyn - poet 44
Rhys Rachel - - 166
Rhys Rhys & William - Darrenlas 'boys' 86
Rhys Shon Llwynmelyn - - 166
Rhys Will - - 107
Rhystyn Gyfeillon - bard 99
Richard Ifan - - 60 67 149
Richard Rosser Pontypridd noted prayer maker 151
Richards Rev. James - Baptist Minister 160
Richards Thomas Felin Fach poet 168
Roberts Rev. David Bridgend preacher 209
Roberts Rev. Dr. Tabernacl Chapel - 155
Roderick Moses Gellidawel - 120
Rogers Richard The Silver Teapot Pontypridd - 156
Rosser Evan - - 174 198
Rosser William Ynys-y-Hafod - 61 100 174-5
Rowlands - - grammarian 46
Sally - - - 198
Scott Mari - - 100
Shadrach - Llechwen - 55
Shencin - Gelliwrgan see Shencin Jones -
Shencin the Mason - Ystrad hand-ball player 68
Shencyn & Catws - Buarth y Capel - 44 55-56 63-64 140 155
Shened Domos Howel - Llanwonno - 206
Shôn & Ambrose - Clungwyn - 86
Shon Bach - Ty'nygelli - 58 64-5
Shon Daniel Shon Domos Harri - Ty'nybebw - 71
Shôn Llanharran - - Deacon 100
Shon Shencin - - - 100
Shon - Penrhiw - 59 61
Shoned Shon Ifan - - - 66
Siân the shop - - Guto Nyth Bran's patron 92-93
Tawenog - - bard 99
Thomas William Thomas Llewellyn - Glyn Coch - 163
Thomas Bengarreg Penuel Pontypridd - 151-2
Thomas Daniel - hand-ball 37 57 68
Thomas Edward - hooper 86
Thomas Erbin (ap Glanffrwd) - d.1946 9 15-16
Thomas Evan and Amy Blaenllechau - 139-140
Thomas Evan - Glanffrwd's uncle 182
Thomas Jane (nee Jones) Cwmclydach - 11
Thomas John - Glanffrwd's father 182
Thomas John Hywel Old Ynysybwl - 11 44
Thomas John Blaen Nant y Fedw farmer 44
Thomas Mary - dau'r of Morgan Thomas d.1759 182
Thomas Morgan - - 182-3
Thomas Morgan Hendre Rhys - 67
Thomas Superintendent Ynysgafaelon - 119
Thomas Thomas - son of Morgan Thomas d. 1759 182
Thomas William & Mari Troedrhiwtrwyn farmer 89-90
Thomas William (Glanffrwd) Llanwonno 1843-1890 9-18
Thomas William - Glanffrwd's uncle 182
Thomas William Pyle - 206
Tom (Morgan) - Ynysysbwl blacksmith 44 59 62 162
Tom - Cilfynydd rhymester 147-8
Tommy the Potman - - - 45
Tommy the Turnpike - - - 60
Tommy - Penrhiw - 46
Tomos Howel - - Glanffrwd's uncle 182
Tomos Hywel Llewellyn - - rhymester 146 151 153
Tomos - Blaenllechau farmer 41
Tredegar Lord - landowner 71
Twm Ifan Prys - - - 187-8
Twmi Benwal see also Williams Thomas - Poet 157 163
Twmi Penrhiw - - - 200-1
Twmi - Mynachdy farmer 41
Walter - Nantyrysfa farmer 41 156 193
Walters Twmi the Cefn - - 199
Will (Morgan) - Ynysybwl Blacksmith 44 59 62 201
William Dafydd - from Tonyrefail Glog huntsman 172
William Thomas Howell - Abercynon - 26
William - Llwynperdid - 161
William - Rhydygwreiddyn - 162
William - Rhiw - 56
William - Tynywern - 39
William Dafydd Blaenhenwysg emigrated to Australia 190
William Mari - wife of Evan 163
William Morgan Gelliwrgan - 145 146
William Nanna Blaenhenwysg - 190
William Shened - dau'r of Shon William Cribindy wife of Thomas Morgan 173
William Shon Blaenhenwysg - 190
Williams - Gellilwch - 108
Williams - Llwyn-perdid - 55
Williams Ann - - 55
Williams Annie - singer 125
Williams D. Alaw Goch - 141
Williams Edward Cribin-dy ref. Shon & Nanna 190-1
Williams Eliezer The Maltsters - 116
Williams Evan Aberffrwd - 141
Williams family pedigree - - 71-73
Williams John (Jaci) Gellilwch farmer d. 1864 (81) 71-72 73-74 194
Williams John - father of Jaci Gellilwch ;d. 1761 aged 74 71-72
Williams Lizzie (Llinos y De) - - 12
Williams Magws - - 205 208
Williams Margaret Chapel House d. 1870 141
Williams Margaret - daughter of the Red Vicar 71 73
Williams Mari - wife of Thomas daughter of Shon Daniel 71
Williams Morgan - rhymester 34
Williams Rev. R Aberdare 1813 16
Williams Richard Chapel House - 141 205
Williams Richard Lan - 55 61 71
Williams Robert & Martha Y Glôg - 72-73
Williams Thomas - Manager Great Western Pit 188-9
Williams Thomas and family poet 163-169
Williams Thomas Pontypridd - 151
Williams Thomas - butcher 86
Williams Thomas Gellilwch son of Jaci 71
Williams Thomas Glôg - 72 178 193
Windsor Lord - landowner 72
Wynn John Andrew - - 19

  [Last Updated : 9 Sept 2005 Gareth Hicks]