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GABE, RHYS THOMAS ( REES THOMAS GAPE ;1880 -1967), rugby player ;

GAMAGE family, of Coety (‘ Coity’), Glam.

GAMBOLD family.

GEE, THOMAS (1815 -1898),Calvinistic Methodist minister, journalist, and politician ;

GEOFFREY of MONMOUTH (1090? -1155), or Galfridus (Gaufridus) Artur , or Galfridus (Gaufridus) Monemutensis , bishop of S. Asaph and chronicler .

GEORGE, THOMAS ( fl. 1829-1840), miniature painter ,

GEORGE, THOMAS NEVILLE (1904 -1980), Professor of Geology .

GEORGE, WILLIAM (1865 -1967), solicitor and public figure ;

GIBBINS, FREDERICK WILLIAM (1861,-1937), Quaker industrialist ;

GIBBON, BENJAMIN PHELPS (1802 -1851), line-engraver ,

GIBBON, JAMES MORGAN (1855 -1932), Independent minister ;

GIBBON, LEVI (1807? -1870), ballad-writer and singer ;

GIBBS, REGINALD ARTHUR (1872 -1938),shipowner (one of four brothers, all prominent in Cardiff shipping circles), and Rugby footballer ;

GIBBS, SION ( fl. 1643), ‘the Ludlow lawyer,’ poet .

GIBSON, JOHN (1790 -1866), sculptor ;

GIBSON,Sir JOHN (1841 -1915), journalist ;

GIBSON-WATT, JAMES DAVID, BARON GIBSON-WATT (1918 -2002), Member of Parliament and public figure .

GILBERTSON, LEWIS (1815 -1896),cleric, vice-principal of Jesus College, Oxford ;

GILDAS , a monk of the6th cent,

GIRALDUS CAMBRENSIS ( Gerald of Wales, Gerald de Barri ) (1146? -1223), archdeacon of Brecon and mediaeval Latin writer ,

GITTINS, CHARLES EDWARD (1908 -1970), educationalist ;

GITTINS, EDWARD (Iorwerth Pentyrch ;1843 -1884 ); local historian ;

GLASCOTT, CRADOCK (1743 -1831), an Evangelical cleric

GLENN, THOMAS ALLEN (1864 -1948),soldier, historian, genealogist, and archaeologist ;

GLYN (also GLYNNE ), family of Glynllifon, Caerns.

GLYNNE family, ofHawarden, Flints.

GLYN, WILLIAM (1504 -1558), bishop .

GODWIN, FRANCIS (1562 -1633), bishop and antiquary ;

GODWIN, JUDITH (d.1746), one of Howel Harris's correspondents .

GOODEN, JAMES (1670 -1730), Jesuit ;

GOODMAN, GABRIEL (1528 -1601),dean of Westminster and founder of Christ's Hospital, Ruthin ;

GOODMAN, GODFREY (1583 -1656), bishop of Gloucester ;

GOODWIN, GERAINT (1903 -1941), author ;

GOODWIN, JOHN (1681 -1763), Quaker minister in North Wales ;

GORE, HUGH (1613 -1691),bishop, founder of Swansea grammar school .

GORONWY GYRIOG ( fl. c. 1310-1360 ), an Anglesey poet ;

GOUGE, THOMAS (1605? -1681), Nonconformist divine and philanthropist .

GOUGH (GOCH), MATHEW (MATHAU) ( c. 1390 -1450 ; DWB , 285).

GOUGH, JETHRO (1903 -1979), Professor of pathology .

GOULD, ARTHUR JOSEPH (1864 -1919), Rugby footballer ;

GOWER,Sir ERASMUS (1742 -1814 ); admiral ;

GOWER, HENRY (1278? -1347), bishop .

GOWER, HERBERT RAYMOND (1916 -1989), Conservative politician .

GRAVELL, DAVID (1787 -1872),farmer, herbalist, and publisher ;

GRAY, RHYS ( fl. 1661-1672), poet , of Anglesey .

GRAY, THOMAS (1847 -1924), mining engineer and local historian ;

GREEN, CHARLES ALFRED HOWELL (1864 -1944), second Archbishop of Wales ,

GREEN, FRANCIS (1854 -1942), antiquary ;

GREENLY, EDWARD (1861 -1951), geologist ;

GREGORY, HENRY (1637? -1700?), preacher with the Arminian Baptists .

GRENFELL (FAMILY) Swansea industrialists ,

GRENFELL, DAVID RHYS ( DAI ) (1881 -1968), Labour politician .

GRESHAM, COLIN ALASTAIR (1913 -1989),archaeologist, historian and author .

GREVILLE, CHARLES FRANCIS (1749 -1809),founder of Milford Haven town, Pembs. ;

POWIS, lords of GREY or GRAY .

GREY, THOMAS (1733 -1810), Independent minister .

GRIFFITH , FAMILY of Carreg-lwyd ( DWB , 288).

GRIFFITH family, of Garn andPlasnewydd, Denbs.

GRIFFITH family, of Cefn Amwlch, Penllech, Llŷn .

GRIFFITH OF PENRHYN (Caerns.) .

GRIFFITH(S), DAVID (1726 -1816), cleric and schoolmaster .

GRIFFITH, ALEXANDER (d.1676), cleric and controversialist .

GRIFFITH, DAVID (1792 or 1794 -1873), Independent minister ;

GRIFFITH, DAVID (Clwydfardd ;1800 -1894), eisteddfodic bard and arch-druid ;

GRIFFITH, DAVID (1841 -1910),schoolmaster, cleric, and diarist ;

GRIFFITH, EDMUND (1570 -1637), bishop ;

GRIFFITH, EDWARD (1832 -1918), antiquary ;

GRIFFITH, ELIZABETH ( DWB , 292).

GRIFFITH, GEORGE (1601 -1666), bishop ;

GRIFFITH, GEORGE WILLIAM (1584 -1655?),landowner, attorney, magistrate, and antiquary ,

GRIFFITH, GRACE WYNNE (1888 -1963), novelist .

GRIFFITH, GRIFFITH WYNNE (1883 -1967), minister (Presb.) and author .

GRIFFITH, GWILYM WYNNE (1914 -1989), physician and Medical Officer of Health .

GRIFFITH, HUW WYNNE (1915 -1993), minister (Presb) and a prominent ecumenical leader .

GRIFFITH, JAMES MILO (1843 -1897), sculptor .

GRIFFITH, JOHN ( fl. 1649-1669 ) of Llanddyfnan, Anglesey, squire poet .

GRIFFITH, JOHN ( fl. 1548-1587), civil lawyer .

GRIFFITH, JOHN (1818? -1885), cleric and controversialist ;

GRIFFITH, JOHN (1713 -1776), Quaker ;

GRIFFITH, JOHN (1752 -1818), Independent minister ,

GRIFFITH, JOHN (Y Gohebydd,1821 -1877 );

GRIFFITH, JOHN (1863 -1933), schoolmaster and musician .

GRIFFITH, JOHN EDWARDS (1843 -1933), naturalist and antiquary ;

GRIFFITH, JOHN OWEN (Ioan Arfon,1828 -1881), poet and critic ;

GRIFFITH,Sir JOHN PURSER (1848 -1938), civil engineer ;

GRIFFITH, JOHN THOMAS (1845 -1917), Baptist minister in the U.S.A. and Wales ;

GRIFFITH-JONES, EBENEZER (1860 -1942), Congregational minister and college principal ;

GRIFFITH-JONES, WILLIAM (1895 -1961), Independent minister and administrator ;

GRIFFITH, MORGAN WILLIAM (Pencerdd Mynwy,1855 -1925), musician ;

GRIFFITH, MOSES (1747 -1819), draughtsman and water-colour painter ;

GRIFFITH, OWEN (Ywain Meirion,Owen Gospiol,1803 -1868), ballad-writer and strolling ballad-singer ;

GRIFFITH, OWEN (Giraldus,1832 -1896),Baptist minister, editor and author ;

GRIFFITH, OWEN (Eryr Eryri,1839 -1903), musician ;

GRIFFITH, PIRS or PIERS (1568 -1628), squire and adventurer ,

GRIFFITH, RICHARD (‘Carneddog ’;1861 -1947),poet, writer, and journalist ;

GRIFFITH, RICHARD DAVIES (1813 -1856), Wesleyan missionary and linguist ;

GRIFFITH, ROBERT (1847 - 1909 ), musician ;

GRIFFITH, ROBERT ARTHUR (Elphin,1860 -1936), author and lawyer ;

GRIFFITH, ROBERT DAVID (1877 -1958), musician and historian of Welsh congregational singing ;

GRIFFITH, ROGER (d.1708),Presbyterian minister and tutor, afterwards archdeacon ,

GRIFFITH, ROWLAND ( fl. 18th cent.), harpist and harp maker ,

GRIFFITH,Sir SAMUEL WALKER (1845 -1920), judge , etc., in Australia ;

GRIFFITHS, ANN (1776 -1805), hymn-writer .

GRIFFITHS, DAVID (1756 -1834), Methodist cleric ;

GRIFFITHS, DAVID (1792 -1863), missionary ;

GRIFFITHS, DAVID REES (‘Amanwy ’;1882 -1953), poet and writer ;

GRIFFITHS, DAVID ROBERT (1915 -1990), Baptist minister and Biblical scholar .

GRIFFITHS, EDWARD (' Eddie '); (1929 -1995), industrial chemist and Member of Parliament .

GRIFFITHS, EDWIN STEPHEN (1868 -1930), busnessman and philanthopist .

GRIFFITHS, ERNEST HOWARD (1851 -1932 ); physicist and educationalist ;

GRIFFITHS, EVAN (1778 -1839), Calvinistic Methodist minister ,

GRIFFITHS, EVAN (Ieuan Ebblig,1795 -1873), Independent minister ;

GRIFFITHS, EVAN THOMAS (1886 -1967),teacher, scholar and writer ;

GRIFFITHS, EZER (1888 -1962), physicist ;

GRIFFITHS, GRIFFITH (1762 -1818), Presbyterian minister ,

GRIFFITHS, GRIFFITH (1799 -1845), Anglican missionary ;

GRIFFITHS, GRIFFITH PENNAR (1860 -1918), Congregational minister ;

GRIFFITHS, HENRY (1812 -1891), Independent minister and college tutor ;

GRIFFITH ( née WYNNE , SIDNEY , currently known as ‘Madam Griffith ’ (d.1752 ) ,

GRIFFITHS, JAMES (1782 -1858), Independent minister ;

GRIFFITHS, JAMES (JEREMIAH) (1890 -1975), Labour politician and cabinet minister .

GRIFFITHS, JOHN (1731 -1811),Independent minister, and schoolmaster .

GRIFFITHS, JOHN (1820 -1897), cleric and educationalist ;

GRIFFITHS, JOHN (1837 -1918), artist ;

GRIFFITHS, JOHN GWYNEDD ( J. Gwyn ) (1911 -2004),scholar, poet and Welsh nationalist .

GRIFFITHS, JOHN POWELL (1875 -1944), minister (Bap.) and schoolmaster .

GRIFFITHS, JOHN THOMAS (1824 -1895), mining engineer in U.S.A. ;

GRIFFITHS, MORRIS ( fl. 1766-1805 )Methodist exhorter, afterwards Baptist minister, and hymn-writer .

GRIFFITHS, MORRIS (1721 -1769), Independent minister ;

GRIFFITHS, PETER HUGHES (1871 -1937), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author ;

GRIFFITHS, RICHARD (1756 -1826), colliery pioneer .

GRIFFITHS, ROBERT (1805 -1883), engineer and inventor ;

GRIFFITHS, ROBERT (1824 -1903), musician ;

GRIFFITHS, SAMUEL (1783 -1860), Independent minister ;

GRIFFITHS, THOMAS (1645 -1725), first minister of the Welsh Tract Baptist church in the present state of Delaware, U.S.A.

GRIFFITHS, THOMAS (JEREMY) (Tau Gimel,1797? -1871), Unitarian minister and schoolmaster ;

GRIFFITHS, VAVASOR (d.1741), Independent minister and tutor .

GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM (1777 -1825), Independent minister and teacher ;

GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM (1788 -1861), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM (Ifander,1830 -1910), choral conductor and adjudicator ;

GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM (1859 -1940), Unitarian minister and Hebrew scholar ;

GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM (1898 -1962), bookseller ;

GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM ALONZO (1842 -1893),Independent minister, hymn-writer and hymnologist ;

GRIFFITHS, WINIFRED MAIR (1916 -1996), minister (Cong) and headmistress .

GRIFFITH, THOMAS TAYLOR (1795 -1876), surgeon and antiquary ;

GRIFFITH, WALTER (1727 -1779), captain R.N. ,

GRIFFITH, WALTER (1819 -1846), advocate of free trade

GRIFFITH, WILLIAM (1704 -1747), early Welsh Moravian (one of the original members of the London Moravian congregation) ;

GRIFFITH, WILLIAM (1719 -1782), farmer

GRIFFITH, WILLIAM (1801 -1881), Independent minister and hymn-writer ,

GRIFFITH, WILLIAM (Gwilym Caledffrwd,1832 -1913), quarryman and musician ;

GRIFFITH, WILLIAM (1853 -1918), mining engineer and author ;

GRIFFITH, WILLIAM JOHN (1875 -1931), writer of short stories ;

GRIST, IAN (1938 -2002), Conservative politician .

GRONOW, DANIEL (d.1796), Presbyterian minister ;

GRONOW, REES HOWELL (1794 -1865), writer of memoirs ;

GROVE,Sir WILLIAM ROBERT ( DWB , 310).

GRUFFUDD ab ADDA ap DAFYDD ( fl. 1340-1370), poet and prose writer .

GRUFFUDD ab YR YNAD COCH ( fl. 1280), poet .

GRUFFUDD ap CYNAN ( c. 1055 -1137), king of Gwynedd ,

GRUFFUDD ap DAFYDD ap HYWEL ( fl. 1480-1520), poet .

GRUFFUDD ap DAFYDD ap TUDUR ( fl. c. 1300 ), a poet ,

GRUFFUDD ap DAFYDD FYCHAN (15th cent.), poet ,

GRUFFUDD ap GRONW GETHIN or GRUFFUDD LLWYD ap GRONW GETHIN ( fl. c. 1380-1420 ), poet ,

GRUFFUDD ap GWRGENAU , poet .

GRUFFUDD ap LLYWELYN (d.1063),king of Gwynedd and Powys, and after 1055 king of all Wales ;

GRUFFUDD ap MAREDUDD ap DAFYDD ( fl. 1352-1382), an Anglesey poet

GRUFFUDD ap NICOLAS ( DWB , 313).

GRUFFUDD ap TUDUR ap HYWEL ( fl. 1500-1540), a poet from Anglesey .

GRUFFUDD BENRHAW, or PENRHAW (15th cent.), poet ,

GRUFFUDD DAFYDD DDU ( fl. c. 1500? ), a poet

GRUFFUDD GRYG , an Anglesey bard of thesecond half of the 14th cent.

GRUFFUDD HAFREN ( fl. c. 1600 ), a poet

GRUFFUDD HIRAETHOG (d.1564), bard and herald .

GRUFFUDD, IFAN or IEUAN ( c. 1655 - c. 1734 ), poet ;

GRUFFUDD LEIAF (15th cent.), poet ,

GRUFFUDD LLWYD ab IFAN ( fl. c. 1564), poet ;

GRUFFUDD LLWYD ap DAFYDD ab EINION LLYGLIW ( fl. c. 1380-1410 ), a poet ,

GRUFFUDD LLWYD ap DAFYDD GAPLAN (or Gruffudd Llwyd ap Llywelyn y Caplan , and Gruffudd ap Llywelyn Llwyd in some manuscripts) ( fl. c. 1400? ), poet .

GRUFFUDD LLWYD ap RHOBERT (n.d.,) poet ,

GRUFFUDD NANNAU ( fl. c. 1654 ) poet ,

GRUFFUDD, RHISIART ( Rhisiart Gruffudd ap Huw ?) ( fl. c. 1569 ), poet and native of Anglesey .

GRUFFYDD ap GWENWYNWYN (d.1286 or1287), lord of Upper Powys ;

GRUFFYDD ap IEUAN ap LLYWELYN FYCHAN ( DWB , 317).

GRUFFYDD ap LLYWELYN (d.1244), prince ,

GRUFFYDD ap MADOG or GRUFFYDD MAELOR I (d.1191 );

GRUFFYDD ap RHYDDERCH ap IESTYN (d.1055), king .

GRUFFYDD ap RHYS ( c. 1090 -1137), prince of Deheubarth ;

GRUFFYDD ap RHYS (d.1201), prince of Deheubarth ;

GRUFFYDD, ELIS ( fl. c. 1490-1552 ),‘the soldier of Calais,’ copyist, translator, and chronicler .

GRUFFYDD, IFAN (1896 -1971), author .

GRUFFYDD, JEREMY (or IEUAN ), ‘Teiliwr Llawen’, a poet who fl. about themiddle of the 17th cent.

GRUFFYDD LLWYD,Sir, more fully GRUFFYDD ap RHYS ap GRUFFYDD ab EDNYFED (d.1335), traditional hero of a supposed Welsh revolt in 1322 ,

GRUFFYDD, OWEN ( DWB , 320).

GRUFFYDD, ROBERT (1753 -1820), musician ;

GRUFFYDD, ROBERT (Patrobas,1832 -1863), poet ;

GRUFFYDD, ‘ Syr ’ SION (d.1586?), poet and chaplain

GRUFFYDD, THOMAS (1815 -1887), one of the best known harpists of his period ;

GRUFFYDD, WILLIAM JOHN (1881 -1954),scholar, poet, critic and editor .

GRYFFYTH, JASPER (d.1614),cleric, warden of Ruthin hospital, chaplain to archbishop Bancroft, collector of manuscripts .

GUEST family,iron-masters, coal owners, etc.

GUEST ( SCHREIBER ),LADY CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH BERTIE (1812 -1895),translator, businesswoman and collector .

GUTO'R GLYN , a bard who sang during thesecond half of the 15th cent. (1440-1493 );

GUTUN GOCH BRYDYDD ( fl. c. 1550? ), poet ,

GUTUN OWAIN, or GRUFFUDD ap HUW ab OWAIN ( fl. c. 1460- c. 1498 ),poet, transcriber of manuscripts, and genealogist

GWALCHMAI ap DAFYDD ( fl. 16th cent.), a harpist ,

GWALCHMAI ap MEILYR ( fl. 1130-1180),an Anglesey court poet ,

GWALCHMAI, HUMPHREY (1788 -1847), Calvinistic Methodist minister —

GWENFREWI, or WINIFRED ( fl. early 7th cent.), saint .

GWENLLIAN (d.1136),

GWENT, RICHARD (d.1543), archdeacon of London ,

GWENWYNWYN (d.1216), lord of Powys .

GWERFUL MECHAIN (1462? -1500), poetess .

GWGON ap MEURIG (d.871),king of Ceredigion, and the last of the line of Ceredig .

GWGON BRYDYDD ( fl. c. 1240 ), poet

GWILYM ap IEUAN HEN ( fl. c. 1440-1480 ), a poet

GWILYM ap SEFNYN ( fl. c. 1440 ), poet ;

GWILYM DDU O ARFON ( fl. c. 1280-1320 ), poet ,

GWILYM GWYN ( DWB , 327).

GWILYM RYFEL (12th cent. ) poet .

GWILYM TEW ( fl. c. 1460-1480 ), one of the bards of Glamorgan .

GWRTHEYRN ( VORTIGERN ) .

GWYNFARDD BRYCHEINIOG ( DWB , 330).

GWYN, FRANCIS (1648? -1734), politician ;

GWYN ( GWYNN , GWYNNE or WYNN ), JOHN (d.1574),lawyer, placeman, and educational benefactor

GWYNLLYW ( Gundleius , Gunlyu ), saint , fl. late 5th-early 6th cent.,

GWYNNE (FAMILY) of Kilvey, Swansea .

GWYNNE family, ofLlanelwedd, Rads.

GWYNNE family, of Garth, Llanlleonfel, Brecknock, earlier of Maes-llech nearby;

GWYNNE ( GWINNE , GWYN or WYNNE ), ROBERT (JOHNS) ( fl. 1568-1591), Roman Catholic missioner and writer ;

GWYNNE, SACKVILLE ( c. 1751 -1794),

GWYNNETH, JOHN (1490? -1562?), Roman Catholic priest and musician .

GWYNNE-VAUGHAN, DAVID THOMAS (1871 -1915), botanist ;

GWYNN, HARRI ( fl. c. 1627 ), a poet

GWYN, RICHARD ( c. 1557 -1584), or WHITE, RICHARD , Roman Catholic martyr ;