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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

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Places/things

Aber Egel,3Aber y Gors,3
Aberafan,2Aberdulais,2
Alltygrug,1/3/33Antiquities,33
Bakehouse,4Balance Pit,5
Band of Hope,26Banwen Pyrddin,2
Baran chapel,10/30Binshin,6
Black Band Drift,4Black Mountains,2/5/6
Blacksmiths shop,28Blaen ? Mawr,3
Blaenegel,3Board school,22
Bogail Egel,3Brecon Beacons,2
British school[Pontardawe],20Brynaman,2/9
Brynhaul,5Brynmelyn quarry,9/34
Brynmelyn,2/6Cae'r Odyn,4
Caegurwen,3Cae-yr-hen-dy,4
Calvinistic,30Carmarthen College,11/13
Carmarthenshire,2Carmel[Gwauncaegurwen],3/10/14
Carmel[Gwauncargurwen],31Carmel[Pantteg],30/31
Cefnllan cottage,3Cilffradach school[Cwrt y Barriwn land],20
Clydach,2Coal seams,4
Coedcae Gors y Granod,5Crachlwyn,33
Craig y Llyn,2Craig y Pistyll,4
Crynant,2Cwmaman,2
Cwmbychan Stack,1Cwmgors,1
Cwmllynfell,1/2/3/22/28/29/30/31/32Cwmnant y dyfrgi,34
Cwmnantllici farmstead,9/34Cwmnantllici mine,4/7/8
Cwmnantllici Tramroad,8Cwmtawe Canal,8
Cwmtwrch,1/2/28Cyfyng,Ystalyfera,18
Ddengae mine,5Dderi Fach[school],21
Dderi Isaf,6Druids,7
Dulais Vale,10Egel river,3/6
Eisteddfod,24/25Fair,33
Fforchegel chapel,30Fforchegel farmhouse,3/9
Flour Mill,4Gellifowi Fawr,3
Gellifowi Ganol,3Gellifowy farm,8
Gellionen,2/29/30Gelliwarrog,4/5/33/34
Gilfach yr Haidd,4Gilwen Drift,4
Glais,2Godre'r Gwrhyd,26
Gors river,3/4Gors y Granod,3
Gwaith co[Ystalyfera],25Gwauncaegurwen,1/2/9
Gwrhyd chapel,3/6/10/22/30/31/34Gwrhyd Isaf,4
Gwrhyd Uchaf,4/21Gwrhyd[origin of name],1
Gwterfawr,19/28Gwynfe,29
Hafog Pits,6Happenings,34
Hendreforgan mine,2Hirwaun Common,2
Incline the,8Independents,30
Ironworks,5Landore Bridge,8
Limestone,5Literary Meetings,25
Llanelli,2Llangiwc church,28/29
Llangyfelach,2Llansamlet,2
Llansawel,11Llanybyther,11
Llwyncelyn,5Llwynmeudwy farmstead,3
Llwynmudw Farm,29/34Llwynpryfaid,7/3/34
Maendy,28Maentrog chapel[Gwauncaegurwen],31
March Hywel,2Merthyr Mountain,2
Moral & religious foundation,28Morriston,2
Music,26Mynydd Bach[Llangyfelach],14
Myrddin's land,2Myscedwyn office,5
Nan Moel school[Baran,12Nazareth,Pontyates[CMN],10
Neath,2/9Nonconformity,3/29
Ore seams,4Ores,5
Ox yoke,34Palleg,2
Pant y Gamfa.7Pant yr Hen Efail,7/28
Pantteg,3/22/30Pany y Gwr,33
Parish church,3Patches Penpelyn and Balance Pit,5
Patches,5Peat,7
Pen y Daren land,4Pen y Gwrych,4/15/33
Penlle'rfedwen,1Penny readings,25
Penrhiwfawr,1/3Pentwyn,33
Penwaun Uchaf,3Pontardawe Tinplate Works,7
Pontardawe,1/2/3/7Prince of Wales dock,Swansea,8
Privets,34Quarry,8
Railway Fach y Sanau,5Railway,4
Red vein,6Rhiwfawr chapel,31
Rhos[Cilybebyll],2Rhosaman,2/28
Rhydyfro,1/3/9/22/31/32Road,7
Sarmgiwe school[Gellilwca Fawr land],20Sawel Memorial Academy,11
School,12/20Smithy,7
Song of the New Gwrhyd road,36St Peter's church[Pontardawe],29
Stack y Foel,1Summer Pools,2/3
Swansea,1/2Taibach,2
Tawe river,3Tir y Betting Uchaf,4
Tir y Pant,4Tram rails,5
Unitarians,30Upper Tawe,2
Wesleyans,30Workhouse,29
Y Dderi Uchaf,3Y FelinGlap,4
Ynys Wen,3Ynyscedwyn,8
Ynysmeudwy,1Ynysmeudwy,3/8
Ystalyfera Iron Works Co,4/5Ystalyfera,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,22Bartley,Tomos,---,20
Bevan,---[Miss][teacher],Swansea,22Bevan,Llewellyn[Rev],Cwmllynfell,29/20/30
Bowen,William[councillor],Cwmnantlici,32/37Branfill,---[Mr][bailiff],Miers estates,9
Cromwell,Oliver,---,33Daniel,David[Dai Cwmgors],---,24
Daniel,William[Wil o'r Dderi],---,17Daniels,Daniel[Rev][Daniels Dundaff],Llwynpryfaid/Gilfach Goch,10
David,---[vicar],Fforchegel,14Davies,---[school],---,21
Davies,John[miner],Egel,20Davies,Thomas Alexander,Llwyncelyn,10
Edmunds,G [Mr][teacher],---,23Edwards,Thomas[checkweigher],Rhiwfawr,32
Evans,Abraham,Cwmnantllici,17Evans,Daniel[Rev],Brynllefrith/Gwrhyd Isaf,10
Evans,Evan[police],Betting Ganol/Neath,18Evans,Hezekiah,Lower Gwrhyd/Gwrhyd Isaf,5/25/31
Evans,John,Dderi Fach,21Evans,John,Gwauncaegurwen,25
Evans,Jonah[Rev],Gelliwarog,11Evans,Samuel,Y Pistyll Gwyn,15
Evans,Silas[eisteddfod],Swansea,25Evans,W[deacon]],Cwmnantlici,31
Evans,William[Rev],Cwmllynfell chapel,10/15Gibbs,Dafydd William Rhys[bard],Llidiart[Dderi Isaf/Gwauncaegurwen/Alltwen],23
Griffiths,---[Rev],Carmel/Alltwen,19Griffiths,Thomas[deacon],Pistyll Gwyn,31
Howell,Roger[Rev],Baran,30James,E [Rev],Gwrhyd chapel,31/32/34
Jones,---[shop],Castle Sq[Rhiwfawr],32Jones,Daniel[Rev],Pentwyn,10
Jones,David[Rev][Dai o'r Llidiarth],Pentwyn,10Jones,Elizabeth[Betty o'r Cwrt],---,14
Jones,John[blacksmith],Rhiwfawr,32Jones,John[farmer/schoolmaster],20
Jones,John[Rev],Gwrhyd chapel,16/25/31/35Jones,Noah[deacon],Cwmllynfell,29
Jones,Thomas Noah[Rev],St Peter's,29Jones,Thomas[school],Egel,20
Jones,William[schoolmaster],Perthigwynion,21Lee,---[Mr][surveyor],London,9
Lewis,---[Miss][teacher],Ystalyfera,22Lewis,D W[FTSC],Btynaman,26
Lewis,Eleanor,---,6Lewis,Evan[Rev],Carmel,31
Lewis,J Gwrhyd[Rev],Tonyrefail,13/18/24/25/26Lewis,John[poem],---,37
Lewis,Joshua,[poem],---,37Lewis,Lewis,Alltycham[Pontardawe],24
Lewis,Shon,Blaenegel/Tynycoedcae,18/24Lewis,William,C?awr Dar],24
Llewellyn,John[Rev],Cwmllynfell,29Mills,---[the workers friend],---,25
Morgan,Moses,Gelliwarog,7/11Morgan,Tomos,Pant,25
Phillips,---[Rev],Cwmllynfell,29Phillips,Daniel,---,26
Powell,---[Mr],Cardiff,14Price,---[Dr],Glantwrch,18
Pryce,---[Rev],Cwmllynfell,31Pryse,---[Rev],Cwmllynfell,14
Rees,David William[bard],---,18Rees,John,Ynyswen,31
Rees,Joseph,---,61/17/27Rees,Josiah,gellionen,30
Rees,Llewellyn[deacon],Gwrhyd Uchaf,31/31Rees,Thomas J,Ammanford,27
Rees,Thomas[deacon],Ynyswen,31Simons,Joseph[Rev],Cwmllynfell,30
Thomas,Benjamin[Rev],Gurnos,25Thomas,Daniel,Alltwen Isaf,9
Thomas,John Morgan[Rev][tailor],Llwyncelyn,10Thomas,Matilda[teacher],Alltwen,22
Thomas,William,Alltwen Isaf,9Thomas,William[Rev],Fforchegel/Whitland,12/20
Walter,Daniel[coal],---,7Walters,D[Rev],Newcastle Emlyn,7/23/31
Warwick & Co,London,7Watkin,---[vicar],Fforchegel,14
Watkins,David[Rev],Llwyncelyn,13Watkins,E[Rev],Llangattwg,10/13
Watkins,Leyshon,Llwyncelyn,13Williams,David[deacon],Llwyncelyn,31
Williams,Gwilym[band],---,26Williams,Hezeciah,Cwmgarw,21
Williams,Isaac,Cwmtrwch,26Williams,John D,Craig y Betting,26
Williams,Jony,Fforchegel,12Williams,Lewis[Rev],Pant y Gamfa,10

 

[Last Updated : 19 Sept 2002 - Gareth Hicks]