Dictionary of Welsh Biography


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ABEL, JOHN (1770 -1819), Welsh Independent minister .

ABEL, SION , an18th cent. Montgomeryshire ballad-writer .

ABLETT, NOAH (1883 -1935), miner and Trade Union leader .

ABRAHAM (d.1080), bishop of S. Davids (‘euream’ in Pen. MS. 20).

ABRAHAM (d.1232), bishop of S. Asaph .

ABRAHAM ( ABRAM ), RICHARD (‘Dic y Dawns ’; fl. 1673-1700), poet .

ABRAHAM, WILLIAM (Mabon ;1842 -1922), M.P. and first president of the South Wales Miners’ Federation .

ABSE, LEOPOLD (1917 -2008),Labour politician, solicitor and prominent backbencher .

ADAM (d.1181), bishop of S. Asaph .

ADAM OF USK (1352? -1430), in contemporary notices ‘Adam Usk,’ lawyer .

ADAMS, DAVID (1845 -1923), Congregationalist divine .

ADAMS, ROGER (d.1741), bookseller and printer at Chester .

ADAMS, WILLIAM (1813 -1886), mining expert .

ADDA FRAS (1240? -1320?), poet and writer of prophecies .

AELHAEARN (7th cent.), patron saint .

AFAN (early 6th cent.), patron saint .

AIDAN , a6th cent. saint .

ALBAN DAVIES, DAVID (1873 -1951), business man and philanthropist .

ALBAN DAVIES, JENKIN (1901 -1968), business man and philanthropist .

ALBAN,Sir FREDERICK JOHN (1882 -1965), chartered accountant and administrator .

ALEN, RHISIART ap RHISIART , author of ‘Carol ymddiddan ag un marw ynghylch Purdan’ ,

ALICE verch Griffith ap Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan ( fl. 1540-1570), a poetess .

ALLCHURCH, IVOR JOHN (1929 -1997), footballer .

ALLEN, EVAN OWEN (1805 -1852), writer .

ALLEN, JAMES (1802 -1897), dean of S. Davids and antiquary .

ALLEN, JOHN ROMILLY (1847 -1907), archaeologist .

ALLEN, ROBERT (1847 -1927), Baptist minister .

ALLGOOD family, of Pontypool and Usk .

ALMER (or ALMOR ), family of Almer andPant Iocyn, Denbs.

AMBROSE, WILLIAM (Emrys ;1813 -1873),Independent minister, poet, and littérateur .

AMBROSE, WILLIAM ROBERT (1832 -1878), Baptist minister and antiquary .

AMBROSIUS AURELIANUS ( c. 475) , British leader .

ANARAWD ap GRUFFYDD (d.1143), prince .

ANARAWD ap RHODRI (d.916), prince .

ANDREWS, JOSHUA (1708? -1793), Baptist minister .

ANEIRIN , a famous poet who flourished in thesecond half of the 6th cent.

ANGHARAD (d.1162 ).

ANIAN (d.1306?), bishop of Bangor .

ANIAN I (d.1266), bishop of S. Asaph .

ANIAN II (d.1293), bishop of S. Asaph .

ANTHONY, DAVID BRYNMOR (1886 -1966), school teacher and academic administrator .

ANTHONY, GRIFFITH (1846 -1897), musician .

ANTHONY, HENRY MARK (1817 -1886), landscape painter .

ANTHONY, WILLIAM TREVOR (1912 -1984), singer .

ANWYL family, of Park,Llanfrothen, Mer.

ANWYL, EDWARD (1786 -1857), Wesleyan minister .

ANWYL,Sir EDWARD (1866 -1914), Celtic scholar .

ANWYL, JOHN BODVAN (‘Bodfan ’;1875 -1949),minister (Congl.), lexicographer, and author .

ANWYL, LEWIS (1705? -1776), cleric and author .

ANWYL, THOMAS ( fl. late 16th or early 17th cent.), poet .

AP GWYNN, ARTHUR (1902 -1987),librarian and the third librarian of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth .

APPERLEY, CHARLES JAMES (1779 -1843), writer on sport , known as ‘Nimrod ’.

AP THOMAS, DAFYDD RHYS (1912 -2011), Old Testament scholar .

ARMSTRONG-JONES,Sir ROBERT (1857 -1943), physician and alienist .

ARNOLD family, of Llanthony andLlanvihangel Crucorney, Mon.

ARTHUR (early 6th cent.?), one of the leaders of the Britons against their enemies .

ASAPH ( c. 600 ), reputed founder of the see of S. Asaph .

ASHBY, ARTHUR WILFRED (1886 -1953), agricultural economist .

ASHTON, CHARLES (1848 -1899), Welsh bibliographer and literary historian .

ASHTON, JOHN (1830 -1896), musician .

ASSER (d.909), bishop and scholar .

ATKIN, JAMES RICHARD , Baron Atkin, life peer (1867 -1944), judge .

ATKIN, LEON (1902 -1976), minister of the Social Gospel and a campaigner for the underclass in south Wales .

AUBREY, THOMAS (1808 -1867), Welsh Wesleyan Methodist minister .

AUBREY, WILLIAM ( c. 1529 -1595), civil lawyer .

AUBREY, WILLIAM (1759 -1827), engineer .

AUGUSTUS, WILLIAM (‘Wil Awst’), a prescientific weather forecaster and translator .

AURELIUS CANINUS ( fl. 540 ) prince .

AWBERY, STANLEY STEPHEN (1888 -1969),politician, local historian and author .