A Pocket Guide: Discovering Welsh Graves (Pocket Guide) by Alun Roberts

By Alun Roberts

This new and strange Pocket consultant refers to greater than three hundred Welsh graves of the recognized and never so recognized. they're grouped in handy geographical components utilizing the present neighborhood executive barriers and there's counsel on how to define the graves themselves. The publication isn't a lot concerning the graves themselves (although the place they're quite remarkable there are photos and outlines) yet concerning the humans buried in them. It therefore presents potted biographies of the participants concerned and gives a few exciting juxtapositions. So we discover the relatively decent Cynan and Sir John Edward Lloyd buried on the subject of the heavily eccentric John Evans (Bardd Cocos) at Menai Bridge, Joe Erskine with reference to Arwel Hughes at Thornhill, whereas Trealaw will be worthy vacationing to work out the graves of Viscount Tonypandy, Tommy Farr, Lewis Jones and Kitchener Davies in addition to that of Williams Evans, proprietor of the Corona pop manufacturing unit.

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CARMARTHEN Sir Richard Steele (1672–1729), dramatist, politician (he was once expelled from the House of Commons for ‘uttering seditious libels’) and essayist, is best known as founder of the Tatler (1709) and the Spectator (1711) in collaboration with Joseph Addison. His connection with Carmarthen came through his marriage in 1707, to his second wife, Mary Scurlock of T} Gwyn, Llangunnor, whom he met at his first wife’s funeral. After Mary’s death in 1718, and short of money, he went to live first in Llangunnor (there is a fulsome tribute to him inside the church) and later in the centre of Carmarthen in what is now the Ivy Bush Hotel.

LLANBADARN FAWR Inside the historic church of St Padarn, referred to in the poems of Dafydd ap Gwilym, and where Bishop William Morgan started his 31 ministry, lies Lewis Morris (1701–65), the greatest member of one of the most remarkable families of eighteenth-century Wales. A fervent patriot, he strove to defend the literary heritage and language of Wales in the face of encroaching Anglicization. He was an assiduous patron of some of the leading figures of the time (including Goronwy Owen and Ieuan Fardd), and was the hub of the so-called ‘Morris Circle’ Lewis Morris (1700 [sic]–1765), Llanbadarn Fawr of Welsh poets and scholars.

He is buried in section D (plot number 462) on the right of the main entrance. ROATH The least distinguished of the Bute dynasty but the only one of the marquesses to be buried in Wales, the 1st Marquess of Bute (1744– 1814) is buried in St Margaret’s church, Roath. James Boswell once described him as ‘handsome, with elegant manners and a tempestuously noble soul, who never applied himself to anything’. However, he married well, first to Charlotte Windsor, thereby inheriting much land in and around Cardiff and, after her death, he married into the Coutts family, enhancing his fortune even more.

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