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MAB Y CLOCHYDDYN ( fl. c. 1380 ), a poet

MACDONALD, GORDON, first Baron MACDONALD of GWAENYSGOR (1888 -1966), politician ;

MACHEN, ARTHUR (1863 -1947), formerly JONES, ARTHUR LLEWELLIN , writer ;

MACKWORTH,Sir HUMPHREY (1657 -1727), industrialist and parliamentarian ;

MACLEAN,Sir EWEN JOHN (1865 -1953), first professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Welsh National School of Medicine .

MADDOCK,Sir IEUAN (1917 -1988), Chief Scientist to the Department of Industry .

MADDOCKS (née THOMAS ), ANN (1704 -1727), ‘the Maid of Cefn Ydfa ’.

MADOCKS, WILLIAM ALEXANDER (1773 -1828), industrialist and philanthropist .

MADOG ap GRUFFYDD (d.1236 ) lord of Powys ;

MADOG ap GWALLTER ,friar, a religious poet .

MADOG ap LLYWELYN , rebel of1294 .

MADOG ap MAREDUDD (d.1160), king of Powys ,

MADOG BENFRAS ( fl. c. 1320-1360 ), poet ;

MADOG DWYGRAIG ( fl. c. 1370 ), poet ,

MADOG FYCHAN ap MADOG ap GRUFFYDD (d.1269 ) ;

MADRYN family of Madryn ( Llŷn ).

MAELGWN ab OWAIN GWYNEDD (d. after1173),

MAELGWN ap RHYS ( c. 1170 -1230), lord of Ceredigion ,

MAELGWN ap RHYS (d.1295), rebel of 1294 ,

MAELGWN GWYNEDD (d. c. 547

MAINWARING, WILLIAM HENRY (1884 -1971), Labour politician .

MALKIN, BENJAMIN HEATH (1769 -1842), antiquary and author ;

MALO (also known as Machu , Machutes , Maclovius and, in Welsh, MECHELL , saint ( fl. 6th cent. ).

MANSEL family, of Oxwich, Penrice, andMargam abbey, Glam.

MANSEL, BUSSY (1623 -1699), ofBriton Ferry, Glam., parliamentary commander and Member of Parliament ;

MANSELL, FRANCIS (1579 -1665), three timesprincipal of Jesus College, Oxford ;

MANSEL,Sir ROBERT (1573 -1656), admiral ;

MANSEL, WILLIAM LORT (1753 -1820),Master of Trinity, and bishop ;

MANUEL, DAVID (1624? -1726), poet ,

MAP ( MAHAP , MAPES ), WALTER (1140? -1209?), archdeacon ;

MARC, SIARL (1720 -1795), of Tŷ-mawr, Bryncroes, Llŷn,Calvinistic Methodist exhorter, and hymn-writer .

MARDY-JONES, THOMAS ISAAC (1879 -1970), economist and politician ;

MAREDUDD ab OWAIN ab EDWIN (d.1072), king of Deheubarth .

MAREDUDD ab OWAIN ap HYWEL DDA (d.999), king of Deheubarth .

MAREDUDD ap CYNAN ab OWAIN GWYNEDD (d.1212 ) .

MAREDUDD ap GRUFFYDD ap RHYS (1130 or1131 -1155), prince of Deheubarth ;

MAREDUDD ap RHOSER ( fl. c. 1530 ), a poet

MAREDUDD ap RHYS GRYG (d.1271 ); prince of Deheubarth ;

MARGED vch IFAN ’ ( Margaret Evans ;1696 -1801?), a ‘character’ .

MARKS, DAVID (1788 -1871), musician ;

MARQUAND, HILARY ADAIR (1901 -1972), economist and Labour politician .

MARSDEN, THOMAS (1802 -1849), cleric and author ;

MARSHALfamily, earls of Pembroke , etc.

MARSH, RICHARD (1710? -1792), bookseller and printer at Wrexham .

MARTHA'R MYNYDD (‘Mountain Martha ’)’ ( fl. c. 1770 ), an impostor ,

MARTIN,Sir RICHARD (1843 -1922), industrialist and public man ;

MASON, RICHARD (1816? -1881), printer and author ; Tenby ;

MATHEW family, of Llandaff, Radyr, and Castell y Mynach — all in Glamorgan .

MATHEW ap LLYWELYN GOCH ( fl. c. 1360-1400? ), poet .

MATHEWS, ABRAHAM (1832 -1899),Independent minister, colonist, and writer ;

MATHEWS, JOHN HOBSON (Mab Cernyw ;1858 -1914),Roman Catholic historian, archivist and solicitor ;

MATHIAS family, of Llwyngwaren ( Llwyn Gwaring, Llangwaren, and other forms) and later also ofLamphey, Pembs.

MATHIAS, JAMES GORONWY (Goronwy Ddu ;1842 -1895), Baptist minister and littérateur .

MATHIAS, RONALD CAVILL (1912 -1968), trade union leader ;

MATHIAS, WILLIAM JAMES (1934 -1992), composer and teacher .

MATTHEWS, EDWARD (1813 -1892), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author ;

MATTHEWS, JOHN (1773 -1848), surveyor and public man ;

MATTHEWS, MARMADUKE (1606 -1683?), ejected minister ;

MATTHEWS, NORMAN GREGORY (1904 -1964), chancellor ;

MAURICE and OWEN ( DWB , 621-2).

MAURICE, DAVID (1626 -1702), cleric and translator ;

MAURICE, HENRY (1634 -1682 ; DWB , 622-3).

MAURICE, HENRY (1647 -1691), cleric and author ;

MAURICE, HUGH (1775 -1825),skinner, and transcriber of Welsh MSS. ,

MAURICE, MATHIAS (1684 -1738), Independent minister and writer ;

MAURICE,Sir WILLIAM ( DWB , 624-5).

MAURICE, WILLIAM (d.1680), antiquary and collector of manuscripts .

McBRIDE, NEIL (1910 -1974), Labour politician .

McGRATH, MICHAEL JOSEPH (1882 -1961), Archbishop of Cardiff ;

MEADOWS, JOSEPH KENNY (1790 -1874 ); draughtsman ;

MEILYR BRYDYDD ( fl . c . 1100-1137 ), chief court-poet

MENDS, CHRISTOPHER (1724? -1799 ).Methodist exhorter, afterwards Independent minister ;

MERCER, JOHN ( Jack ) (1893 -1987), cricketer .

MEREDITH, BENJAMIN (1700 -1749), Baptist minister ;

MEREDITH,Sir JOHN (1714 -1780), lawyer , of Brecon,

MEREDITH, JOHN ELLIS (1904 -1981), minister (Presbyterian Church of Wales) and author .

MEREDITH, LEWIS (Lewys Glyn Dyfi ;1826 -1891), preacher and writer ;

MEREDITH, RICHARD (d.1597),bishop of Leighlin, Ireland ;

MEREDITH, ROBERT (1823 -1893), printer of Welsh books and music in the U.S.A. ;

MEREDITH, THOMAS ( fl. 1747-1770),Methodist exhorter, and Antinomian .

MEREDITH, WILLIAM ( ‘BILLY’ ;1874 -1958), footballer ;

MEREDUDD ap RHYS ( fl. 1450-1485),gentleman, cleric, and poet .

MERFYN FRYCH (d.844), king of Gwynedd ;

MERRETT,Sir HERBERT HENRY (1886 -1959), industrialist .

MERRICK, RICE or RHYS MEURUG ( DWB , 628-9).

MEURIG ( fl. 1210),poet, and treasurer of Llandaff .

MEURIG ab IDWAL FOEL (d.986),

MEURUG ab IORWERTH ( fl. c. 1320-1370 ), one of the last of the ‘Gogynfeirdd’ bards .

MEYER, ANTHONY JOHN CHARLES (1920 -2004), Conservative politician .

MEYLER, JAMES (1761 -1825), minister (Congl.) ;

MEYRICK family, Bodorgan, Anglesey .

MEYRICK or MERRICK family, of Hascard, Fleet, andBush, Pembs., andWigmore, Worcs.

MEYRICK, EDMUND (1636 -1712), cleric and benefactor of education ;

MEYRICK,Sir SAMUEL RUSH (1783 -1848), antiquary ;

MICHAEL, DAVID (Dewi Afan ;1842 -1913 ); poet ,

MICHAEL, GLYNDWR (Major William Martin, RN ) (1909 -1943), 'the man who never was' .

MICHAELIONES, THOMAS ( THOMAS MICHAEL JONES ;1880 -1960), priest and owner of a gold mine ;

MICHAEL, JOHN HUGH (1878 -1959),minister (Meth.), Professor in Methodist colleges in England and Canada, Biblical exegetist ;

MIDLETON ( MYDDELTON ), WILLIAM ( c. 1550 - c. 1600 ),poet, soldier, and sailor ;

MILES, JOHN (1621 -1683), Particular Baptist leader ;

MILLER, WILLIAM HALLOWES (1801 -1880), crystallographer ;

MILLINGCHAMP, BENJAMIN (1756 -1829 ; DWB , 633).

MILLS, EDWARD (1802 -1865), popularizer of astronomy ;

MILLS, HENRY (1757 -1820), a pioneer in Welsh congregational singing ;

MILLS, JOHN (Ieuan Glan Alarch ;1812 -1873),Calvinistic Methodist minister, writer and musician ;

MILLS, RICHARD (Rhydderch Hael ;1809 -1844), musician ;

MILLS-ROBERTS, ROBERT HERBERT (1862 -1935),surgeon, and association football player ;

MILLS, SEBASTIAN BACH (1838 -1898, pianist ;

MORGAN , rebel of1294 .

MORGAN family, ofTredegar Park, etc., Mon.

MORGAN family, of Llantarnam, Monmouthshire .

MORGAN, ABEL (1673 -1722), Baptist minister ,

MORGAN, ALFRED PHILLIPS (1857 -1942), musician ;

MORGAN ap CARADOG ap IESTYN (d.c. 1208), lord of the Welsh barony of Avan Wallia (or Nedd-Avan) in the honour of Glamorgan ,

MORGAN ap HUW LEWYS ( fl. c. 1550-1600 ), poet ,

MORGAN ap HYWEL ( fl. 1210-1248), Welsh lord of Gwynllwg or Caerleon

MORGAN,Sir CHARLES (1575? -1643?), soldier ,

MORGAN, CHARLES LANGBRIDGE (‘Menander ’;1894 -1958),drama critic, novelist, playwright .

MORGAN, CHARLES OCTAVIUS SWINNERTON (1803 -1888), antiquary and local historian ;

MORGAN, DAFYDD SIENCYN (1752 -1844), musician ;

MORGAN, DAVID (1779 -1858), Independent minister and historian ;

MORGAN, DAVID (1814 -1883), religious revivalist ;

MORGAN, DAVID EIRWYN (1918 -1982), college principal and minister (B) .

MORGAN, DAVID JENKINS (1884 -1949), teacher and agricultural officer ;

MORGAN, DAVID LLOYD (1823 -1892), naval surgeon ,

MORGAN, DAVID THOMAS ( c. 1695 -1746), Jacobite ,

MORGAN, DEWI Dewi Teifi ; (1877 -1971), poet and journalist .

MORGAN, EDWARD (1783 -1869), Evangelical cleric and author ;

MORGAN, EDWARD (1817 -1871), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

MORGAN, EDWARD (‘E.T. ’;1880 -1949), rugby player ;

MORGAN ELFAEL (ELFEL) ( DWB , 639).

MORGAN, ELUNED (1870 -1938), writer ;

MORGAN, EVAN (1809 -1853), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author ;

MORGAN, EVAN (Llew Madog ;1846 -1920), musician ;

MORGAN, EVAN EDWARD (1855 -1927), antiquary ;

MORGAN, EVAN FREDERIC (1893 -1949),,poet, artist, soldier, and statesman .

MORGAN FYCHAN (d.1288), lord of the Welsh barony of Avan Wallia (or Nedd-Afan) in the honour of Glamorgan ,

MORGAN GAM (d.1241), lord of the Welsh barony of Avan Wallia (or Nedd-Afan) in the honour of Glamorgan ,

MORGAN, GEORGE CADOGAN (1754 -1798),Arian minister and tutor, and scientist ;

MORGAN, GEORGE OSBORNE (1826 -1897), politician ;

MORGAN, GRIFFITH (‘Guto Nyth-brân ’;1700 -1737), a fabulous cross-country runner ,

MORGAN, GWENLLIAN ELIZABETH FANNY (1852 -1939), antiquary ;

MORGAN, HECTOR DAVIES (1785 -1850), cleric and theological writer ,

MORGAN HEN ab OWAIN (d.975), king of Morgannwg ,

MORGAN, HENRY (d.1559), bishop ;

MORGAN, HENRY (1635? -1688), buccaneer .

MORGAN, HERBERT (1875 -1946),minister (B), university lecturer, and director of extra-mural studies ;

MORGAN, IWAN JAMES (1904 -1966), extra-mural tutor and politician .

MORGAN, JENKIN (d.1762), Independent minister .

MORGAN, JOHN (‘ John Morgan of Matchin’,1688? -1734?),cleric, scholar, and author ;

MORGAN alias YONG , JOHN (d.1504 ; DWB , 646-7).

MORGAN, JOHN (1662 -1701), cleric and author ;

MORGAN, JOHN (1743 -1801), cleric ,

MORGAN, JOHN (1827 -1903), cleric and author ;

MORGAN, JOHN (1886 -1957), Archbishop of Wales ;

MORGAN, JOHN BICKERTON (1859 -1894), geologist and conchologist ;

MORGAN, JOHN JAMES (1870 -1954), minister (Presb.) and author ;

MORGAN, JOHN JENKYN (‘Glanberach ’;1875 -1961 ); local historian and essayist ;

MORGAN, JOHN LLOYD (1861 -1944), county court judge ;

MORGAN, JOHN RHYS (Lleurwg ;1822 -1900),Baptist minister, lecturer, poet, and littérateur ;

MORGAN, MAURICE ( DWB , 649).

MORGAN, MORGAN PARRY (1876 -1964), minister of religion (CM) and powerful preacher ;

MORGAN MWYNFAWR ( DWB , 639).

MORGAN, OWEN (Morien ;1836? -1921), journalist and miscellaneous writer ,

MORGAN-OWEN, LLEWELLYN ISAAC GETHIN (1879 -1960), army administrator in India ;

MORGAN, PHILIP (d.1435), bishop of Worcester (1419) and of Ely (1426) .

MORGAN, REES (1764 -1847), Calvinistic Methodist preacher ;

MORGAN, RHYS ( c. 1700 - c. 1775 ), a poet

MORGAN, RICHARD (1743 -1805 ) Independent minister ;

MORGAN, RICHARD (1854 -1939), schoolmaster and naturalist ;

MORGAN, RICHARD HUMPHREYS (1850 -1899), Calvinistic Methodist minister and writer ;

MORGAN, RICHARD WILLIAMS (Môr Meirion, c. 1815 - c. 1889 ), cleric and author ;

MORGAN, ROBERT (1608 -1673), bishop of Bangor ,

MORGAN, ROBERT (1621 -1710), Baptist minister ,

MORGAN,Sir THOMAS ( c. 1542 -1595), soldier ;

MORGAN, THOMAS (d.1833), Wesleyan missionary and minister ;

MORGAN, THOMAS (1543 - c. 1605 ), Roman Catholic conspirator ,

MORGAN,Sir THOMAS (1604 -1679), soldier ;

MORGAN, THOMAS (1720 -1799), Independent minister ;

MORGAN, THOMAS (1737 -1813), Unitarian minister ;

MORGAN, THOMAS (1769 -1851), navy chaplain ;

MORGAN, THOMAS (Afanwyson ;1850 -1939),Baptist minister, historian and littêrateur ;

MORGAN, THOMAS JOHN (1907 -1986), Welsh scholar and writer .

MORGAN, THOMAS OWEN (1799 -1878), barrister-at-law and author ;

MORGAN, THOMAS REES (1834 -1897),mechanical engineer and manufacturer, and inventor ;

MORGAN, TREFOR RICHARD (1914 -1970), company director ;

MORGAN, WALTER ( fl. 1695), author

MORGAN,Sir WALTER VAUGHAN (1831 -1916), lord mayor of London ;

MORGAN,Sir WILLIAM (d.1584), soldier of fortune ;

MORGAN, WILLIAM ( c. 1545 -1604 ) ;

MORGAN, WILLIAM (1623 -1689), Jesuit ;

MORGAN, WILLIAM (1750 -1833), actuary ;

MORGAN, WILLIAM (1801 -1872), Baptist minister ;

MORGAN, WILLIAM (Gwilym Gelli-deg ;1808 -1878), poet ;

MORGAN, WILLIAM (1818 -1884), Congregational minister and college tutor ;

MORGAN, WILLIAM (‘Y Bardd,’1819 -1878), poet , etc.;

MORGAN, WILLIAM (JOHN) (Penfro ;1846 -1918),cleric, eisteddfodwr, and hymn-writer ;

MORGAN, WILLIAM GERAINT OLIVER (1920 -1995), Conservative politician .

MORRICE, JAMES CORNELIUS (1874 -1953), priest and Welsh scholar ;

MORRIS, CALEB (1800 -1865), Congregational minister ;

MORRIS, CAREY (1882 -1968), artist ;

MORRIS,Sir DANIEL (1844 -1933), botanist ;

MORRIS, DAVID (Bardd Einion ;1797? -1868), poet ;

MORRIS, DAVID (Eiddil Gwent ; c. 1798 -1878), author ;

MORRIS, DAVID (1630 -1703), Roman Catholic priest and informer ;

MORRIS, DAVID (1744 -1791),Calvinistic Methodist exhorter, and hymn-writer ;

MORRIS, DAVID (1787 -1858), Calvinistic Methodist preacher ,

MORRIS, DAVID WILLIAM (Marmora ;1823 -1914), Baptist minister ;

MORRIS, EBENEZER (1769 -1825), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

MORRIS, EBENEZER (1790 -1867), cleric ;

MORRIS, EDWARD (1607 -1689 ) of Perthi Llwydion, Cerrig-y-drudion, Denbs. , poet and drover .

MORRIS, EDWARD ROWLEY (1828 -1893), antiquary ;

MORRIS, HAYDN (1891 -1965), musician ;

MORRIS, JAMES (1853 -1914),Calvinistic Methodist minister, and author ;

MORRIS, JOHN (1706 -1740), sailor ,

MORRIS, JOHN (1813 -1896), Independent college principal ;

MORRIS, JOHN EDWARD (1859 -1933), schoolmaster and historian ;

MORRIS, JOHN RICHARD (1879 -1970),bookseller, writer ;

MORRIS-JONES (formerly JONES ),Sir JOHN (MORRIS) (1864 -1929),scholar, poet, and critic ,

MORRIS-JONES, JOHN HENRY (1884 -1972), Liberal/National Liberal politician .

MORRIS, LEWIS (Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn ;1701 -1765), poet and scholar ,

MORRIS, LEWIS (1760 -1855), Calvinistic Methodist exhorter ;

MORRIS,Sir LEWIS (1833 -1907), poet and educationist ;

MORRIS, MORRIS ap RHISIART, or MORRIS PRICHARD (1674 -1763),

MORRIS, PERCY (1893 -1967), politician and trade unionist ;

MORRIS,Sir RHYS HOPKIN (1888 -1956),politician, stipendiary magistrate, first director of the Welsh Region B.B.C. ;

MORRIS, RICHARD ( DWB , 663-4).

MORRIS, RICHARD ROBERTS (1852 -1935),Calvinistic Methodist minister, and poet ;

MORRIS, ROBERT (d.1768), industrialist ;

MORRIS, ROBERT DAVID (1871 -1948), itinerant bookseller and author ;

MORRIS, ROBERT PRYS (1831? -1890), local historian and antiquary; a writer in Welsh and English journals

MORRIS, ROGER , of Coed-y-talwrn, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd ( fl. 1590), transcriber of manuscripts .

MORRIS, RUPERT HUGH (1843 -1918), cleric and antiquary ;

MORRIS, SILAS (1862 -1923),principal of the Baptist College, Bangor ;

MORRIS, THOMAS (1786 -1846), Baptist minister ;

MORRIS, WILLIAM ( fl. 1829-1873?), assistant to the Education Commissioners of 1846-7 .

MORRIS, WILLIAM (1705 -1763),botanist, antiquary, letter-writer ;

MORRIS, WILLIAM (1783 -1861 ; DWB , 667).

MORRIS, WILLIAM (1812 -1886 ; DWB , 667-8).

MORRIS, WILLIAM (Rhosynnog,1843 -1922), Baptist minister of Noddfa,Treorchy, Glam. ;

MORTIMER family, ofWigmore, Herefs.

MORTIMER, ROGER de (1256? -1326), lord of Chirk ;

MORTIMER, ROGER de (1374 -1398), sixth of that name, and ;

MORUS BERWYN ( fl. c. 1553-1615 ), poet ;

MORUS DWYFECH, or MORUS ap DAFYDD ab IFAN ab EINION ( fl. c. 1523-1590 ), a poet ,

MORUS GETHIN ( fl. c. 1525 ), poet .

MORUS MAWDDWY, or MORUS ap LLYWELYN ( fl. c. 1540-1570 ), a Merionethshire poet .

MORYS ap HYWEL (ap TUDUR) ( fl. c. 1530 ), a poet ;

MORYS, HUW (Eos Ceiriog ;1622 -1709), poet ,

MOSES, DANIEL LEWIS (1822 -1893 ; DWB , 672).

MOSES, EVAN ( DWB , 672-3).

MOSES, WILLIAM (Gwilym Tew o Lan Tâf, orGwilym Tew,1742 -1824), poet ;

MOSS, GWENFRON (1898 -1991), missionary in China and India .

MOSTYN (FAMILY), Mostyn Hall ( DWB , 675).

MOSTYN family ofTalacre, Flints.

MOSTYN, AMBROSE (1610 -1663), a Puritan preacher of aristocratic descent whom the pedigree-makers seem bent on keeping in obscurity;

MUTTON,Sir PETER (1565 -1637), judge and politician ;

MYDDELTON (FAMILY; DWB , 675-8).

MYRDDIN-EVANS,Sir GUILDHAUME (1894 -1964), civil servant ;

MYTTON, JOHN (1796 -1834), sportsman and eccentric ;

MYTTON (or MITTON ), THOMAS (1608 -1656), of Halston ( Oswestry), parliamentary commander ,