1903: Marriage of the Vicar

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BEDDGELERT

The Rev J. Jenkins, the vicar, is engaged to be married to Miss McDougall, the second daughter of Sir John McDougall, chairman of the London County Council, and owner of the Chalet at Nant Gwynant. Sir John McDougall is a great Wesleyan worker, and took part in the great Wesleyan meeting held at the London Aquarium last week, when Mr R. W. Perks announced that it was intended to make the Aquarium the home of Wesleyanism in Great Britain.

 

Source: The North Wales Express, published 13 February 1903

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1900: The Late Mrs. Morawelon Williams

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Aberdovey

Mrs Williams was the daughter of the Rev John Dingle, M.A., vicar of Lanchester, Durham, and married the Rev Richard Williams who, for nineteen years, was vicar of Beddgelert and died there in 1898. The funeral took place last Friday, the 28th May, and was commenced by a short service by the Rev John Rowlands, M.A., vicar of Aberdovey, at the residence of the deceased lady. The party then proceeded to Beddgelert, some hymns being beautifully rendered by the Church choir at Aberdovey Station before the train started.

At Beddgelert, the service in the Church was conducted by the Vicar (the Rev J. Jenkins, B.A.,) assisted by the Rev J. Lloyd Jones. M.A., rural dean of Eifionydd; Rev W. M. Roberts, M.A., Morwylfa, Aberdovey Rev C. P. Price, M.A., rector of Maentwrog, and the Rev H. J. Manley, vicar of Penrhyndeudraeth. All the deceased lady’s family, a brother, and some old friends attended as mourners and a large number of the inhabitants of the village and neighbourhood were present in Church and at the graveside. Some beautiful wreaths and crosses were sent by sympathising friends. Mrs Williams, during her long residence at Beddgelert, had, by her remarkable unselfishness of character, by her devotion to church work, and by her reliability as a friend and counsellor, made herself much beloved. Though resident in Aberdovey less than two years, she had been very active in the work of the Church and will be much regretted by the many friends she had made in that brief time.

Source: The Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard, published 1 June 1900

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1899: Portmadoc Petty Sessions

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These sessions were held on Friday, before Mr R. M. Greaves (in the chair) and Mr. J. R. Pritchard. The Chief-constable (Colonel Ruck) also occupied a seat on the Bench.

Selling Drink to a Drunken Person. – Jane Roberts, Gelert Inn, Beddgelert, was summoned for selling drink to a drunken person. – Mr William George prosecuted on behalf of the police, and Mr John Humphreys (Messrs Jones and Jones) defended. – P.C. D. Roberts, Beddgelert, said that on the 13th of July he saw John Edmonds, Ty’nycoed, Beddgelert, drunk, and he cautioned the landlady of the Gelert Inn not to serve Edmonds with drink. Subsequently the officer called at the house, and found he had drink before him, and the landlady said that Edmonds had told her the officer had said he could have a pint of beer. – Mr Humphreys admitted the offence, and said that the landlady was 72 years of age, and would be going out of the house in a few days, as she was practically unfit to keep the house. – The Bench inflicted a fine of £2 and costs, but no endorsement. – John Edmonds was then charged with being drunk at the Gelert Inn. P.C. Roberts repeated his evidence in the previous case. – Defendant was fined 2s 6d and 11s 6d costs.

Assault on the Police. – John Edmonds, defendant in the last case, was also charged with assaulting P.C. Roberts. – The Officer said that the defendant got hold of him by the shoulders, shook him, and threatened him. – Defendant was fined 20s and 8s 6d costs.

Drunkenness, Etc. – Griffith Roberts, Ty Rhew, Beddgelert, was charged by P.C. Roberts with being drunk and disorderly. In inflicting a penalty of 2s 6d and costs, the Chairman said that there were many complaints lately of the conduct of the young men at Beddgelert, and he strongly recommended them to be more careful in future what they were doing.

North Wales Chronicle, 5 August 1899

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1898: A School Flooded

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A remarkable scene was witnessed last week at Nantmor, Beddgelert, North Wales. The River Glaslyn overflowed the banks, and few children could reach Nantmor Schools. Those children who were able to attend the school had not been there half an hour when the water rushed in under the door, and filled the building to a depth of twelve inches. The children got on the benches, and ultimately had to wade knee-deep through the water to their homes.

Published by Hull Daily Mail, 7 November 1898

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1896: Sudden Death

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Nantmor, Beddgelert.

News reached here on Wednesday morning that Mr R. Hughes, Nantmor, had been found dead in bed, in the barracks of Rhosydd Quarry, that morning. Deceased had a wife and family.

North Wales Express, 7 February 1896

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1895: Death of a Nonogenarian

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We have to announce the death of Mrs Morris, the relict of the late Mr Rhys Morris, Turnpike, Traeth Uchaf, Nantmor, which occurred on the 28th inst. She was in her 95th year, and had ten children, nine of whom are living. Mrs Morris lived to see 60 grand-children, 60 great-grand-children, and 7 great-great-grand children. Her life was peaceful and neighbourly, and she possessed her faculties to the last.

North Wales Express, 1 November 1895

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1895: County Police

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Beddgelert. The inhabitants of this place and of Nantmor should now understand that in future the whole parish will be under the charge of the Carnarvonshire police, and included in the petty sessional division of Portmadoc. A portion of the parish used to be in Merionethshire.

North Wales Express, 18 October 1895

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1895: Parish Change

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Beddgelert. The inhabitants of this place and of Nantmor should now understand that in future the whole parish will be under the charge of the Carnarvonshire police, and included in the petty sessional division of Portmadoc. A portion of the parish used to be in Merionethshire.

North Wales Express, 18 October 1895

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1895: Sudden Death of a Welsh Minister

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The Rev. William Ellis, Calvanistic Methodist minister, Beddgelert, whilst speaking at a church meeting on Friday night, complained of being unwell, and not able to proceed any further. He was then seen to fall on his side. Dr. Evans, Portmadoc, was sent for, but the reverend gentleman never regained consciousness, and died on Saturday morning, from apoplexy. He was 68 years old, and had been a successful pastor for many years.

Published by Cardiff Times, 20 July 1895

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