1893: Nant Gwynant Treat

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On Friday afternoon, the inhabitants of this vale assembled at the Board School to enjoy a treat given them by Sir Edward and Lady Watkin, of the Chalet.

Sir Edward Watkin, M.P., and Lady Watkin attended, and there were also present Mrs Edgar Watkin, Mrs Wyatt and Misses Wyatt, of Bryn Gwynant: Rev Daniel Vaudrey, Plas Gwynant. and Rev J. C. Martin. The tables, which had been tastefully laid out, were presided over by Mrs Hill, Miss Miller, Miss Gibsons, Miss Walker, Miss Fenton, Mr Sutton, of the Chalet; Miss Davies, Castell; Miss Roberts, Bron Graig; Misses Jones, Post-office; Miss Williams, Glanaber; Miss Roberts, Bryntirion; Mrs E. Williams, and Mrs M. Griffiths.

At 3.30 p m., about 50 of the Sunday School children sat down to tea, and ample justice was done to the many good things laid before them. After tea, a short miscellaneous meeting was held. Some English and Welsh songs were sung by the children. Songs were also given by Mr Owen Williams and his party.

The Rev D. Vaudrey delivered a short address to the children. The Rev G. Owen proposed, and Mr W. Roberts, Bron Graig, seconded a vote of thanks to Sir Edward and Lady Watkin for their kindness in providing the excellent treat. All present expressed their thanks and good wishes by giving loud and hearty cheers.

Sir Edward, in responding, referred to his Welsh descent, and humorously claimed for himself the title of the heir of Wynnstay. He referred to the many positions of esteem and honour occupied by Welshmen and to their ability in quitting themselves like men in their different positions. He had always found Welshmen as workmen giving a fair day’s work for a fair day’s wages.

During the entertainment, Lady Watkin presented the eldest member of the Sunday School – an old woman of 81 years – with a fine shawl. On dismissal, each child was presented with a bag full of biscuits and a threepenny piece. After the tables had been arranged, the elder inhabitants sat down to tea, which was much enjoyed. A singing and competive meeting brought this memorable day to a close. The arrangements were under the control of the Rev G. Owen, and in his hands the wishes of the honourable baronet and his generous lady were ably carried out.

 

Source: Carnavon & Denbigh Herald, published 19 May 1893

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1878: Probate Calendar

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HUGHES John

28 September. The Will of John Hughes late of Oerddwruchaf in the Parish of Beddgelert in the County of Carnarvon Farmer who died 18 March 1878 at Oerddwruchaf was proved at Bangor by John Hughes of Oerddwruchaf Farmer the Son the sole Executor. Personal Estate under £800.

JONES Griffith

25 February. The Will of Griffith Jones formerly of Tanrallt but late of Sygunbach in the Parish of Beddgelert in the County of Merioneth Labourer who died 27 January 1878 at Tremadoc in the Parish of Ynyscynhaiarn in the County of Carnarvon was proved at St. Asaph by Thomas Williams of Tremadoc Butcher the sole Executor. Personal Estate under £450.

JONES Robert

10 April. The Will of Robert Jones late of Tlyrni in the Parish of Beddgelert in the County of Merioneth Farmer who died 16 January 1878 at Tlyrni was proved at St. Asaph by Mary Jones of Tlyrni Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. Personal Estate under £100.

JONES William

5 October. The Will of William Jones late of Castell in the Parish of Beddgelert in the County of Carnarvon Farmer who died 23 September 1878 at Castell was proved at Bangor by Ellen Davies (Wife of Henry Davies) of the School House in Beddgelert the Daughter the sole Executrix. Personal Estate under £450.

OWEN John

5 December. The Will of John Owen late of Tanllwyn in the Parish of Beddgelert in the County of Merioneth Miner who died 18 October 1878 at Tanllwyn was proved at St. Asaph by Sarah Owen of Tannllwyn Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. Personal Estate under £100.

ROBERTS Henry

20 December. Administration of the Personal Estate of Henry Roberts late of Greenhill Nanthwynant in the Parish of Beddgelert in the County of Carnarvon Widower who died 22 October 1878 at Greenhill was granted at Bangor to Owen Evans of Greenhill Quarryman the Nephew and one of the Persons entitled in Distribution. Personal Estate under £200.

WILLIAMS Griffith

10 September. Administration of the Personal Estate of Griffith Williams late of Smithfield House Beddgelert in the County of Carnarvon Blacksmith who died 22 August 1878 at Smithfield House was granted at Bangor to Catherine Williams of Smithfield House Widow the Relict. Personal Estate under £450.

WILLIAMS Jane

31 January. The Will of Jane Williams late of Perthi in the Parish of Beddgelert in the County of Carnarvon Widow who died 15 January 1878 at Perthi was proved at Bangor by Daniel Williams of Portmadoc in the said County Draper and Rees Williams of Clegyrdy Llangefni in the County of Anglesea Cattle Dealer and Farmer the Sons the Executors. Personal Estate under £600.

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