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History of the Gwrhyd

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By Joshua Lewis, Penydderi, Llangiwg in 1897.

"An entertaining history-detailed of an interesting old place.
Of peculiar people who gave us the past."

Translated by Gwyn Davies, Pontardawe and Mary Carpenter, Trebanos.

Indexed by Gareth Hicks 1999

**My copy of this book was deposited with Glamorgan FHS in April 2022

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Places/things

Aber Egel,3 Aber y Gors,3
Aberafan,2 Aberdulais,2
Alltygrug,1/3/33 Antiquities,33
Bakehouse,4 Balance Pit,5
Band of Hope,26 Banwen Pyrddin,2
Baran chapel,10/30 Binshin,6
Black Band Drift,4 Black Mountains,2/5/6
Blacksmiths shop,28 Blaen ? Mawr,3
Blaenegel,3 Board school,22
Bogail Egel,3 Brecon Beacons,2
British school[Pontardawe],20 Brynaman,2/9
Brynhaul,5 Brynmelyn quarry,9/34
Brynmelyn,2/6 Cae'r Odyn,4
Caegurwen,3 Cae-yr-hen-dy,4
Calvinistic,30 Carmarthen College,11/13
Carmarthenshire,2 Carmel[Gwauncaegurwen],3/10/14
Carmel[Gwauncargurwen],31 Carmel[Pantteg],30/31
Cefnllan cottage,3 Cilffradach school[Cwrt y Barriwn land],20
Clydach,2 Coal seams,4
Coedcae Gors y Granod,5 Crachlwyn,33
Craig y Llyn,2 Craig y Pistyll,4
Crynant,2 Cwmaman,2
Cwmbychan Stack,1 Cwmgors,1
Cwmllynfell,1/2/3/22/28/29/30/31/32 Cwmnant y dyfrgi,34
Cwmnantllici farmstead,9/34 Cwmnantllici mine,4/7/8
Cwmnantllici Tramroad,8 Cwmtawe Canal,8
Cwmtwrch,1/2/28 Cyfyng,Ystalyfera,18
Ddengae mine,5 Dderi Fach[school],21
Dderi Isaf,6 Druids,7
Dulais Vale,10 Egel river,3/6
Eisteddfod,24/25 Fair,33
Fforchegel chapel,30 Fforchegel farmhouse,3/9
Flour Mill,4 Gellifowi Fawr,3
Gellifowi Ganol,3 Gellifowy farm,8
Gellionen,2/29/30 Gelliwarrog,4/5/33/34
Gilfach yr Haidd,4 Gilwen Drift,4
Glais,2 Godre'r Gwrhyd,26
Gors river,3/4 Gors y Granod,3
Gwaith co[Ystalyfera],25 Gwauncaegurwen,1/2/9
Gwrhyd chapel,3/6/10/22/30/31/34 Gwrhyd Isaf,4
Gwrhyd Uchaf,4/21 Gwrhyd[origin of name],1
Gwterfawr,19/28 Gwynfe,29
Hafog Pits,6 Happenings,34
Hendreforgan mine,2 Hirwaun Common,2
Incline the,8 Independents,30
Ironworks,5 Landore Bridge,8
Limestone,5 Literary Meetings,25
Llanelli,2 Llangiwc church,28/29
Llangyfelach,2 Llansamlet,2
Llansawel,11 Llanybyther,11
Llwyncelyn,5 Llwynmeudwy farmstead,3
Llwynmudw Farm,29/34 Llwynpryfaid,7/3/34
Maendy,28 Maentrog chapel[Gwauncaegurwen],31
March Hywel,2 Merthyr Mountain,2
Moral & religious foundation,28 Morriston,2
Music,26 Mynydd Bach[Llangyfelach],14
Myrddin's land,2 Myscedwyn office,5
Nan Moel school[Baran,12 Nazareth,Pontyates[CMN],10
Neath,2/9 Nonconformity,3/29
Ore seams,4 Ores,5
Ox yoke,34 Palleg,2
Pant y Gamfa.7 Pant yr Hen Efail,7/28
Pantteg,3/22/30 Pany y Gwr,33
Parish church,3 Patches Penpelyn and Balance Pit,5
Patches,5 Peat,7
Pen y Daren land,4 Pen y Gwrych,4/15/33
Penlle'rfedwen,1 Penny readings,25
Penrhiwfawr,1/3 Pentwyn,33
Penwaun Uchaf,3 Pontardawe Tinplate Works,7
Pontardawe,1/2/3/7 Prince of Wales dock,Swansea,8
Privets,34 Quarry,8
Railway Fach y Sanau,5 Railway,4
Red vein,6 Rhiwfawr chapel,31
Rhos[Cilybebyll],2 Rhosaman,2/28
Rhydyfro,1/3/9/22/31/32 Road,7
Sarmgiwe school[Gellilwca Fawr land],20 Sawel Memorial Academy,11
School,12/20 Smithy,7
Song of the New Gwrhyd road,36 St Peter's church[Pontardawe],29
Stack y Foel,1 Summer Pools,2/3
Swansea,1/2 Taibach,2
Tawe river,3 Tir y Betting Uchaf,4
Tir y Pant,4 Tram rails,5
Unitarians,30 Upper Tawe,2
Wesleyans,30 Workhouse,29
Y Dderi Uchaf,3 Y FelinGlap,4
Ynys Wen,3 Ynyscedwyn,8
Ynysmeudwy,1 Ynysmeudwy,3/8
Ystalyfera Iron Works Co,4/5 Ystalyfera,1/2/7/8
Ystradgynlais,2  

People                                                            

---,Dafis,Horeb[Morriston],17 ---,Dafis[Rev],Alltwen,15
---,Dafis[teacher],Brynmelyn,22 ---,Dai o'r Betting,Betting,19
---,Daniel[the Rough One],---,7 ---,Griffiths,Alltwen,25
---,Gweni of Dderi,Dderi Isaf,24 ---,Hopkin,Upper Betting,5
---,Howell,Gellilwca,18 ---,Ieuan Ddu Alltwen[bard],---,25
---,John Blackdant[Blacktooth][school],22 ---, Llewellyn,Prince ap Iowerth,---,33
---,Morgan ,Gelliwarog ,5 ---,Morgan [Blind],---,6
---,Shon Dafydd,Dderi Fach,24 ---,Theo Glan Cleddau[bard],---,25
---,Thomas ,Gors y Granod,5 ---,Thomas[Tomos], Brynhaul ,5/19
---,Watcyn Wyn[bard],---,21/25 ---,William,Hendreforgan,6
---,William[teacher],Australia,22 Bartley,Tomos,---,20
Bevan,---[Miss][teacher],Swansea,22 Bevan,Llewellyn[Rev],Cwmllynfell,29/20/30
Bowen,William[councillor],Cwmnantlici,32/37 Branfill,---[Mr][bailiff],Miers estates,9
Cromwell,Oliver,---,33 Daniel,David[Dai Cwmgors],---,24
Daniel,William[Wil o'r Dderi],---,17 Daniels,Daniel[Rev][Daniels Dundaff],Llwynpryfaid/Gilfach Goch,10
David,---[vicar],Fforchegel,14 Davies,---[school],---,21
Davies,John[miner],Egel,20 Davies,Thomas Alexander,Llwyncelyn,10
Edmunds,G [Mr][teacher],---,23 Edwards,Thomas[checkweigher],Rhiwfawr,32
Evans,Abraham,Cwmnantllici,17 Evans,Daniel[Rev],Brynllefrith/Gwrhyd Isaf,10
Evans,Evan[police],Betting Ganol/Neath,18 Evans,Hezekiah,Lower Gwrhyd/Gwrhyd Isaf,5/25/31
Evans,John,Dderi Fach,21 Evans,John,Gwauncaegurwen,25
Evans,Jonah[Rev],Gelliwarog,11 Evans,Samuel,Y Pistyll Gwyn,15
Evans,Silas[eisteddfod],Swansea,25 Evans,W[deacon]],Cwmnantlici,31
Evans,William[Rev],Cwmllynfell chapel,10/15 Gibbs,Dafydd William Rhys[bard],Llidiart[Dderi Isaf/Gwauncaegurwen/Alltwen],23
Griffiths,---[Rev],Carmel/Alltwen,19 Griffiths,Thomas[deacon],Pistyll Gwyn,31
Howell,Roger[Rev],Baran,30 James,E [Rev],Gwrhyd chapel,31/32/34
Jones,---[shop],Castle Sq[Rhiwfawr],32 Jones,Daniel[Rev],Pentwyn,10
Jones,David[Rev][Dai o'r Llidiarth],Pentwyn,10 Jones,Elizabeth[Betty o'r Cwrt],---,14
Jones,John[blacksmith],Rhiwfawr,32 Jones,John[farmer/schoolmaster],20
Jones,John[Rev],Gwrhyd chapel,16/25/31/35 Jones,Noah[deacon],Cwmllynfell,29
Jones,Thomas Noah[Rev],St Peter's,29 Jones,Thomas[school],Egel,20
Jones,William[schoolmaster],Perthigwynion,21 Lee,---[Mr][surveyor],London,9
Lewis,---[Miss][teacher],Ystalyfera,22 Lewis,D W[FTSC],Btynaman,26
Lewis,Eleanor,---,6 Lewis,Evan[Rev],Carmel,31
Lewis,J Gwrhyd[Rev],Tonyrefail,13/18/24/25/26 Lewis,John[poem],---,37
Lewis,Joshua,[poem],---,37 Lewis,Lewis,Alltycham[Pontardawe],24
Lewis,Shon,Blaenegel/Tynycoedcae,18/24 Lewis,William,C?awr Dar],24
Llewellyn,John[Rev],Cwmllynfell,29 Mills,---[the workers friend],---,25
Morgan,Moses,Gelliwarog,7/11 Morgan,Tomos,Pant,25
Phillips,---[Rev],Cwmllynfell,29 Phillips,Daniel,---,26
Powell,---[Mr],Cardiff,14 Price,---[Dr],Glantwrch,18
Pryce,---[Rev],Cwmllynfell,31 Pryse,---[Rev],Cwmllynfell,14
Rees,David William[bard],---,18 Rees,John,Ynyswen,31
Rees,Joseph,---,61/17/27 Rees,Josiah,gellionen,30
Rees,Llewellyn[deacon],Gwrhyd Uchaf,31/31 Rees,Thomas J,Ammanford,27
Rees,Thomas[deacon],Ynyswen,31 Simons,Joseph[Rev],Cwmllynfell,30
Thomas,Benjamin[Rev],Gurnos,25 Thomas,Daniel,Alltwen Isaf,9
Thomas,John Morgan[Rev][tailor],Llwyncelyn,10 Thomas,Matilda[teacher],Alltwen,22
Thomas,William,Alltwen Isaf,9 Thomas,William[Rev],Fforchegel/Whitland,12/20
Walter,Daniel[coal],---,7 Walters,D[Rev],Newcastle Emlyn,7/23/31
Warwick & Co,London,7 Watkin,---[vicar],Fforchegel,14
Watkins,David[Rev],Llwyncelyn,13 Watkins,E[Rev],Llangattwg,10/13
Watkins,Leyshon,Llwyncelyn,13 Williams,David[deacon],Llwyncelyn,31
Williams,Gwilym[band],---,26 Williams,Hezeciah,Cwmgarw,21
Williams,Isaac,Cwmtrwch,26 Williams,John D,Craig y Betting,26
Williams,Jony,Fforchegel,12 Williams,Lewis[Rev],Pant y Gamfa,10

 

[Last Updated : 19 Sept 2002 - Gareth Hicks]