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History of Mountain Ash

By William Bevan 1896

A Translation from the Welsh with additional notes and illustrations 

By Alan Vernon Jones A.R.I.C.S, published 1990.       ISBN 0 9517081 0 4

This index compiled by Martin Adlam, January 2004.

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Surname/First Name & Occupation or Title/Place/Date/Page

Bevan, Sarah Mrs, Penrhewceiber, 1869,10

Bevan, William,[Author],Mountain Ash,1896,8/9/10/11/13/14/37

Brown, George, [Manager],[Health Board], Dyffryn, 1858, 1867,37/75

Bruce, Miss,[Guardian],---,1896,92

Bruce, Henry Austin,[MP],---,1815 -1895,16/31

Bruce, Henry Campbell [J P],---, 1851-1929,31

Bruce, Thomas, [Rev.],---,1768,29

Bruce, William,---,1705-1768,29

Churchill, J M, [Preacher],---, 55

Clark, Adam,[Health Board],---,1895,75

Clark, David, [Health Board],---,1867,75

Coleman, David,[Health Board],---, 1867, 75

Coleman, D E, Eos, Hefin,[Singer],---,1886, 90/92

Davies, David, [Landlord],---,1826-1889,33

Davies, J, Aberaman, 1848,47

Davies, James, [Health Board],---,1895,75

Davies, James, [Manager], Dyffryn, 1885,37

Davies, James,[School Board],---, 1896,76

Davies, John, Beynon, [Rev.],---, 1868, 52

James,  James,[Guardian],---,1896,92

Davies,J, [Minister], Porth, ---,46/47

Davies,Lewis, [Minister], Bethania Chapel,48

Dobson, Mr, [Manager], Cwmpennar, 1850, 37

Edmunds, Miles, Mount, 1896,46

Edmunds, Thomas,[Health Board],---,1895,75

Edwards, J T, [Minister], America,45

Edwards, John D, [Rev].,---, 1868, 52

Edwards, William,---, 1719-1789,24

Elliot, George sir, [Owner], Cwmpennar, 37/45

Ellis, Hugh,[Conductor],---,92  

Evans, E P, Dr.[JP],Maesydderwen,1896,77/82

Evans, Evan,---,1801,24

Evans, James,{School Board], Ynysybwl,1896,76

Evans, Rhys,Toncoch, [farmer], Toncoch,1779-1867,17

Evans, Thomas,---,1801,24

Evans, B, [Minister], Gadlys Aberdare, 46

Evans, David,[Co-Operative Soc. Manager], ---,1896,77

Evans, D T, [Rates Collector],---,1895,75

Evans, Edward,[Bard],---,1716-1798,17

Gascombe, John, [Teacher], Duffryn & Caegarw Schools, 1896,58

George, Matthew, [Highways Inspector],---,1895,75

Gilroy, Mr, [Manager], Cwmpennar, 37

Gray, F N, [Teacher],Duffryn & Caegarw Schools,1896,58

Griffiths, Dr.,[School Board], Aberdare Junction Abercynon, 1896,76

Griffiths, John, [Butler],[Health Board],---1830, 33/75

Hann, E M, [General Manager], Cwmpennar, 37

Harris, David, [Contractor],---,1864, 51

Hopkin, Taliesin, [Choir Leader],Cymmer,90

Hawkins, Llewellyn,---,1850,37

Hoskins, E D,[Teacher], Duffryn & Caegarw Schools,1896,58

Howell, Edward,[Health Board],---,1867,75

Howells, John,[Rev],--- 1895, 52

Howells, Mr,---,1860,51

Hughes, T T,[Rev], Rhos, 1896, 46

Humphreys, Hugh,[Publisher], Caernarvon, 1897, 8

James, J, [Curate],[School Board], Ynysybwl,1896,76

James, Gwilym,[Health Board],---,1867,75

James, James,[Singer], Bethania,1894,92

James, William,[Health Board],---,1895,75

James, James, [Overseer], ---,1896,92

Jenkins, Elizabeth Mary, [Burial], Aberffrwd Cemetery,1866,80

Jenkins, [Minister], Bethlehem Chapel, 1896, 49

Jenkins, John, ---, Bruce Arms, 1850, 46

John, Robert, [Inspector of Nuisance],---,1895,75

Jones, D, [Minister], Bethlehem Chapel, 1896,49

Jones, Daniel, [Rev], 1868, 52

Jones, David, M.A., [Vicar] [Health Board],---, 1863 -1872/1867,50/75

Jones, Edward, Lower Forest Level,1851, 37

Jones, Edward,[School Board], Ynysybwl, 1896,76

Jones, Gwilym, [Under Manager],Cwmpennar, 1896,37

Jones, Gwilym,[School Board],---,1896,76

Jones, Gwilym, [Health Board],---,1895, 75

Jones, Gwilym,[Solicitor], Oxford St,1896,82

Jones, James,---,1709-1768,29

Jones, Lewis, [Minister], Bethania Chapel, 48

Jones, Llyshon,[Miner],Navigation Pit, 92

Jones, Penwern, [minister], English Methodist Chapel, 1883-86, 55

Jones, R W, Dr, [councillor], ---, 17

Jones, Thomas, [Health Board],Lower Forest Level,1853/1867/1895, 37/75

Jones, William, [Alderman],---, 1896,17

Lewis, D J W, [Minister], English Methodist Chapel, 1895, 55

Linton, William,[Health Board Clerk],---,1895,75

Little, William,[JP],[Health Board],---,1895/1896,75/82/92

Llangollen, Jones, [Shopkeeper], Mount, 1850,46/47

Llewellyn, Thomas, [Minister],---, 1854,47

Llewellyn, Thomas, [Minister], Aberffrwd Cemetery,1866,80

Llewellyn,David John,Fforest Uchaf, 1850,36,

Llewelyn, Robert,1841,25

Lloyd, Benjamin, B.D., [Vicar],[School Board],1874 -1884/1896,50/76

Lloyd,[Minister], Bethlehem Chapel, 1896,49

Long,Jabez,[Health Board],---,1895,75

Manuel, T, [Rev.],1896, 51

McLaine, L.T.C., [Rev.], 1868, 52

Miles, Thomas Dafydd, [Tenant], Dyffryn, 29

Morgan William, [Teacher], Duffryn & Ceagarw Schools, 1896, 58

Morgan, Dafydd,---,31

Morgan, Evan, [Health Board],---, 1895,31/45/75

Morgan, John, [Fireman], Phillip St, 1857,49

Morgan, M, [JP], Maesydderwen, 1896, 77

Morgan, R D, Dr,[Health Board],---,1895,75

Morgan, W P Esq.,[MP],Usk mon,1844-1924, 17

Morgan, Miles, [Shopkeeper], Commercial St, 1856,48

Morgans, Alfred,[Principal Llanwonno School Board],Ystrad,1896,92

Morgans, David,[Health Board],---,1867,75

Morgans, Morgan,[Health Board],---,1895,75

Morgans, Morgan,[JP],---,1896,82

Morley, John, Fforest Level, 1851,36

Morris, Thomas, [Councillor],---,17

Morris, E,[School Board], Penrhiwceiber,1896,76

Nixon, John,[Colliery Owner], ---, 1815-1899, 11/37/82

North, W M, Esq.,[Stipendiary Magistrate], ---,1896,82

O'reilly, Father, [Priest], 53

Owens, J H, Mrs, [Post Office], 1896, 69

Paine, J, [Teacher], Duffryn & Caegarw Schools, 1896, 58

Phillips, D T, [Solicitor],Commercial St., 1896, 14/82

Phillips, T C, [Pastor], Bethlehem Chapel, 1858,48

Phillips, William, [School Board], Penrhiwceiber,1896,76

Powell, J, [Teacher], Duffryn & Caegarw Schools, 1896, 58

Powell, John, [Health Board],---,1895,75

Powell, Thomas Esq., Cwmpennar, 1850, 37

Price,  D,Siloa, 1858,47

Price, Rees,[Health Board],---,1895,75

Price, Thomas Dr, Baptist Chapel, 1843,45

Pritchard, William, [Manager], Dyffryn,1879-1885,37

Prosser, D,[Solicitor], Ffrwd Crescent,1896,82

Protheroe, James, Havard, M.A., [Vicar], 1873-1884, 50

Pryce, John Bruce,esq,---,1784-1872,16/17/29/31/33

Rees, John, Rev. [Preacher], ---,1864, 51

Rees, W T, [Minister], Bethlehem Chapel, 1896,49

Rees,David,[Health Board],---,1867,75

Rhys, William Phillip,---,31

Richards, R, [Minister], Wem, 46

Richards, Glyndwr T,[Conductor], Pont-y-Cymmer,92

Richards, Thomas Jenkin,---,1850,37

Richards, William, [Gravestone Cutter], Allen St., 1869,80

Roper, Paul,[Miner],---,1871,98

Rowlands, Daniel, Glancynon Inn, 1850, 46

Shipton, S,[School Board Clerk],---,1896,76

Simons, William Mr,[Solicitor], Lower Forest Level, 1853, 37

Taylor, Mr, [Minister], Ebenezer Chapel, 1896, 49

Taylor,T, Mr, 1895, 53

Thomas, D A Esq.,[MP], ---,1856-1918,17

Thomas, Edward, [Health Board], ---,1867, 75

Thomas, David,[Gravestone Cutter],Commercial St.,1893,80

Thomas, Howell, [Carpenter],Mount, 1850,46

Thomas, Robert, Bethlehem Chapel, 1856,48

Thomas, William,[Leader Conductor],Penybank, 90

Tomos,Twmi Shon, Miskin, 36

White,F,[Governor Inspector of Mines],---,1896,92

White, Florence, BA,[Head Aberdare girl's Intermediate School],---,1896,92

Whittaker, Samuel, [Minister],---,1884, 50

Wilkins, G, [Manager], Cwmpennar, 1857, 37

Wilkins, George,[Health Board], ---, 1867, 75

Williams, David [Esq.], Bethlehem Chapel,1857,48

Williams, David [Esq.],---, 1859, 14,36,

Williams, Edwin,[Conductor],---, 92

Williams, E T, [School Board], Penrhiwceiber, 1896, 76  

Williams, Gwilym Esq.,[Judge],Ynyscynon, 1839-1906, 36

Williams, J F,Rev,[Health Board]---,1895,75

Williams, J, Rev, 1867 - 1877, 51

Williams, Jenkin, Lower Forest Level, 1851, 37

Williams, John, Merthyr,1855,37

Williams, John,[Health Board Surveyor],---,1895,75

Williams, Rees, [Health Board],---, 1867, 75

Williams, Thomas, [Butcher], Caegarw, 1896, 71

Williams, William, Rev, [Minister],[Health Board],---, 1854/1867,45/75



3rd Glamorgan Volunteer Reg. Band, 1918,68

Aberdare Canal,c.1890,16

Advert, Bailey's Arms,1901,65

Advert, D Coleman Draper,1865-1880,88

Advert, D Harris Hardware,1900,89

Advert, D Smith Grocer,1900,89

Advert, D Williams Draper,1900,89

Advert, Eisteddfod,1895,78

Advert, Esteddfod,1896,79

Advert, Lloyd [Mason],1900,81

Advert, Richards [Mason],1900,81

Advert, Thomas [Mason], 1900,81

Bandstand, c1905,68




Chapel, Bethania, 1854,48

Chapel, Bethlehem, 1857-1990,48

Chapel, Bryn Sion, 1864-1989,50

Chapel, Darran Rd.,1884-1988,50

Chapel, Duffryn St.,1883-1964,55

Chapel, Rhos,1860-1975,46

Chapel, Zion, 1880,53

Church, Roman Catholic,c.1910,54

Church, Roman Catholic,c.1915,54

Colliery, Cwmcynon,cc.1900,41/42

Colliery, Deep Duffryn, 1914,94

Colliery, Deep Duffryn, c.1890,94

Colliery, George Pit,Cefnpennar,1904,44

Colliery, Lower Cwmpennar,c.1910,40

Colliery, Nixon's Navigation,c.1900 & c.1880,41/42/43

Colliery, Nixon's Navigation,c.1900,95

Colliery, Penrhiwceiber,c.1880-90,93

Colliery, Penrhiwceiber,c.1915,40

Colliery,Deep Duffryn,c.1915,38

Commercial st.,1904,87

Cottage Hospital, 1894-95,77

Cricket team,1905,64

Cynon, Valley, c.1830,4

Darranlas from canal bridge,1905,33

Duffryn House, 1790,28

Duffryn House, 1905,30

Duffryn Mansion, 1827,29

Elliot, George,Sir,1809-1893,44

Ffrwd cres.,1892-1937,87

Friendly Societies, Table, 1896,67

Great Western Station, 1911,72

Headstone, Bevan,William,1832-1903,11

Inn, Miskin,1860-1968,65

Inn, The New, Oxford st.,c.1900,66


Llanwonno rd.,c.1905,85

Lower Oxford St.,c.1900,34

Map of town,1868,18/19/20/21

Nazareth, Church, 1854-1901,51


Nixon's Workmans Institute, c.1905,84

Number of Dwellings, 1896,33

Oxford St., 1919,35

Oxford St.,c.1900,34

Phillip st.,c.1905,86

Platelayers, 1916,73

Powell, Thomas, 1780-1863,39

Providence church, 1869-1912,52

Providence church, 1983,36


Rugby Football Club,c.1895,61

School, Girls infants,Miskin,1916,60

School, Llanwonno, Governors, 1898,59

School, Penrhiwceiber Junior,1910,60

St.Margaret's Church & Canal Bridge,1905,32

St.Margaret's church,c.1880,49

Taff Vale, Railway Station,1913,70

Taff Vale,Railway Staion,1914,73

Tennis club,1922,64]

Tithe map,1842,26/27

Town Bridge,1908,31

Town c.1870,22

Town Hall,c.1908,74

Town map,c1820,62/63


Williams, David,(Alaw Goch), 1809-1863,39

Williams,Gwilym, Judge, 1839-1906,39





Aberdare Canal,16

Aberdare Junction,15

Abertaf-a Cynon,15



BirthsMarriages & Deaths,76

Building Societies,83

Carrying Coal in Sacks,95/96

Co-Operative Societies,76

Drill Hall,83

Education in the Place,58

Eminent People in Mountain Ash,90/92

Friendly Societies,67

General Trade in Town,84

Geographical location,15

Hospitals in locality,77


Justices of the Peace & Officers of the Law,82

Liberal Society,83

Lighting the Locality,96

Literature in the Place,58

Local Health Board,75

Monumental Masons,80

Mutual Improvement Society,83

Naming of the place,16/17/31/33

New Reservoir,82

Nixons & Company,43

Old Houses in the Vicinity,24/25/28/29

Old Taff Station,74

Parish Vestry Meetings,92

Places Connected with Mountain Ash,17

Police Court,65

Police Station,75

Post Office & Postal Delivery,69

Postal Town,24

Public Cemetery,80

Public Houses,65

Religious Denominations


Sports Societies,61

Strikes which have  occurred,96/97/98/99/100

Temperance or Total Abstinence Societies,69

The Institute,77

The Navigation Colliery,43

Town Hall,74

Travel Facilities,71

Underground Working Methods,93/94


Workman's Hall[Nixon's Institute],83

[Last Updated : 28 January 2004 - Gareth Hicks]