Dictionary of Welsh Biography


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WADE-EVANS, ARTHUR WADE ( ARTHUR WADE EVANS ;1875 -1964 ); clergyman and historian ;

WADE, GEORGE WOOSUNG (1858 -1941),cleric, professor, and author ;

WAITHMAN, ROBERT (1764 -1833), lord mayor of London ;

WALKER-HENEAGE-VIVIAN, ALGERNON (1871 -1952), admiral ;

WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSEL (1823 -1913), naturalist and social reformer .

WALLENSIS , i.e. ‘Welshman’;

WALTER, HENRY (1611 -1678),Puritan preacher, Independent .

WALTER, LUCY (1630? -1658), mistress of king Charles II ,

WALTER, ROWLAND (Ionoron Glan Dwyryd ;1819 -1884), quarryman and poet .

WALTERS, DAVID (EUROF ) (1874 -1942), minister (Congl.) and writer ;

WALTERS, EVAN JOHN (1893 -1951), artist ;

WALTERS, GARETH (1928 -2012), composer .

WALTERS, IRWYN RANALD (1902 -1992), musician and administrator .

WALTERS, JOHN (1721 -1797), cleric and lexicographer ;

WALTERS, JOHN (1760 -1789),cleric, poet, and scholar .

WALTERS, THOMAS (1729 -1794), an Independent minister

WALTERS, THOMAS GLYN (WALTER GLYNNE ;1890 -1970), tenor ;

WARD, JOHN (1856 -1922),museum official, and antiquary ;

WARDLE, GWYLLYM LLOYD (1762? -1833),

WARING, ELIJAH ( c. 1788 -1857 ) ;

WARRINGTON, WILLIAM (1735 -1824), historian and dramatist .

WATCYN CLYWEDOG ( fl. c. 1630-1650 ), poet .

WATERHOUSE, THOMAS (1878 -1961), industrialist and public figure ;

WATKIN, EVAN ( fl . circa 1801 — circa 1845 ), schoolmaster and writer ;

WATKIN-JONES, ELIZABETH (1887 -1966), author of children's books ;

WATKIN, MORGAN (1878 -1970),scholar, university professor ;

WATKINS, ALBERT JOHN ( ALLAN ) (1922 -2011), cricketer .

WATKINS, JOSHUA (1769 or 1770 -1841), Baptist minister ;

WATKINS,Sir PERCY EMERSON (1871 -1946 ) civil servant ;

WATKINS,Sir TASKER (1918 -2007), barrister and judge .

WATKINS, THOMAS (17th cent.),Puritan preacher, Particular Baptist .

WATKINS, THOMAS ARWYN (1924 -2003), Welsh scholar .

WATKINS, THOMAS EVAN (Eiddil Ifor, but in later lifeYnyr Gwent ;1801 -1889), eisteddfodwr ;

WATKINS, TUDOR ELWYN, Baron Watkins of Glantawe, (1903 -1983), Labour politician .

WATKINS, VERNON PHILLIPS (1906 -1967), poet ;

WATKINS, WILLIAM ( fl .1750-1762), a cleric in Breconshire and author

WATKIN, WILLIAM RHYS (1875 -1947), Baptist minister ;

WATKYNS, ROWLAND (c.1614 -1664), cleric and author ;

WAYNE (FAMILY; DWB , 1015).

WEBBER,Sir ROBERT JOHN (1884 -1962), managing director of Western Mail and Echo Limited ;

WEST, DANIEL GRANVILLE, Baron Granville-West of Pontypool (1904 -1984), Labour politician .

WHEELER,Dame OLIVE ANNIE (1886 -1963), Professor of Education ;

WHELDON, THOMAS JONES (1841 -1916), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

WHELDON,Sir WYNN POWELL (1879 -1961),lawyer, soldier, administrator .

WHITE, EIRENE LLOYD, Baroness White (1909 -1999), politician .

WHITEHEAD, LEWIS STANLEY (1889 -1956), secretary of the Representative Body of the Church in Wales ;

WHITE, JOHN (1590 -1645), Puritan ;

WHITE, RAWLINS or RAWLYN ( fl. 1485?-1555), one of the only three Marian martyrs in Wales —

WHITFORD, RICHARD (d.1542?), priest and author ;

WILDE, WILLIAM JAMES ( JIMMY ) (1892 -1969),boxer, world flyweight champion (1916-23) ;

WILFRE ( WILFREDUS , and other forms of the name), bishop .

WILIAM EGWAD ( c. 1450 ), poet .

WILIAM LLYN (1534 or 1535 -1580), ‘a poet from Llŷn’,

WILIAM PENLLYN ( fl. c. 1550-1570 ), chief harpist .

WILIEMS, THOMAS ([1545 or 1546 ]-1622?), of Trefriw,priest, scribe, lexicographer, and physician ;

WILKINS ,

WILKINS, CHARLES (Catwg ;1831 -1913), writer ;

WILKINSON, JOHN (1728 -1808), ‘father of the iron trade’ .

WILLANS, JOHN BANCROFT (1881 -1957),country landowner, antiquarian and philanthropist ;

WILLIAM(S), LEWIS (1774 -1862), the most remarkable of the peripatetic teachers appointed by Thomas Charles of Bala ;

WILLIAM(S), ROBERT (1744 -1815),poet, and farmer

WILLIAM ALAW ( fl. c. 1535 ), poet .

WILLIAM, DAVID (1720 -1794), hymn-writer ;

WILLIAMES, RICE PRYCE BUCKLEY (1802 -1871), anofficial in the Board of Control, London, and principal founder of The Cambrian Quarterly Magazine ;

WILLIAM, LODWICK ( fl. 1689?), writer of interludes ,

WILLIAMS family, of Cochwillan .

WILLIAMS family, of Aberpergwm, Vale of Neath .

WILLIAMS family, of Marl, near Conway,

WILLIAMS families, of Gwernyfed, in the parish of Glasbury, Brecknock ;

WILLIAMS family, of Bron Eryri, later calledCastell Deudraeth, Mer.

WILLIAMS, ABRAHAM (1720 -1783), Independent minister ;

WILLIAMS, ABRAHAM (Bardd Du Eryri ;1755 -1828 ) ;

WILLIAMS, ALBERT CLIFFORD (1905 -1987), Labour politician .

WILLIAMS, ALICE HELENA ALEXANDRA (‘ALYS MEIRION ’) (1863 -1957),writer, artist, and voluntary welfare worker .

WILLIAMS, ALICE MATILDA LANGLAND (1867 -1950), otherwiseAlys Mallt, but more generally known as Y Fonesig Mallt Williams , author and celtophile .

WILLIAMS, ALUN OGWEN (1904 -1970), eisteddfod administrator and supporter ;

WILLIAMS, ANNA (1706 -1783), author ,

WILLIAMS, ARTHUR WYNN (1819 -1886), physician and antiquary ;

WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN (Gwynionydd ;1821 -1891), cleric and author ;

WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN HAYDN (1902 -1965), education officer ;

WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN MORRIS (1832 -1903), musician ;

WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN THOMAS (1832 -1890), barrister and educationist ;

WILLIAMS, CHARLES (1807? -1877),principal of Jesus College, Oxford ;

WILLIAMS, CHARLES (1633 -1720), benefactor of his native town , Caerleon-on-Usk .

WILLIAMS,Sir CHARLES HANBURY (1708 -1759), satirical writer and diplomatist ;

WILLIAMS,Sir CHARLES JAMES WATKIN (1828 -1884),Member of Parliament, judge ;

WILLIAMS, CHRISTMAS PRICE (1881 -1965), politician and engineer ;

WILLIAMS, CHRISTOPHER DAVID (1873 -1934), R.B.A., artist ;

WILLIAMS, DAFYDD RHYS (Index ;1851 -1931), author and journalist ;

WILLIAMS, DANIEL (1643? -1716),Presbyterian divine, and benefactor to Nonconformity ;

WILLIAMS, DANIEL (1878 -1968), minister (Meth.) and author .

WILLIAMS, DANIEL HOWELL (1894 -1963), aerodynamicist ;

WILLIAMS, DANIEL JENKINS (1874 -1952), minister (MC/Presb.) and official historian of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church of America ;

WILLIAMS, DANIEL POWELL (‘Pastor Dan ’;1882 -1947), founder and first president of the Apostolic Church ,

WILLIAMS, DANIEL THOMAS (Tydfylyn ;1820 -1876),Congregational minister, poet, and musician ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID (1793? -1845), author ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID (1702 -1779), early Welsh Moravian ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID (1709 -1784), Independent minister ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID (1717 -1792),Methodist exhorter, afterwards Independent minister ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID (1738 -1816), littérateur and political pamphleteer ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID (1779 -1874), Congregational minister ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID (Iwan ;1796 -1823), Baptist minister ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID (Alaw Goch ;1809 -1863), coal-owner and eisteddfodwr ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID (1877 -1927), Calvinistic Methodist minister and college tutor ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID CHRISTMAS (1871 -1926), musician ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID DAVID (1862 -1938), minister (Presb.) and author ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID JAMES (1870 -1951), schoolmaster ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID JAMES (1897 -1972), Labour politician .

WILLIAMS, DAVID JOHN (1885 -1970), writer .

WILLIAMS, DAVID JOHN (1886 -1950), schoolmaster and author ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID LLEWELYN (1870 -1949), surgeon ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID MATTHEW (‘Ieuan Griffiths ’;1900 -1970),scientist, dramatist and inspector of schools ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID PRYSE (‘Brythonydd ’;1878 -1952),minister (B), writer, and historian ;

WILLIAMS, DAVID REES (later REES-WILLIAMS, DAVID REES ), 1st BARON OGMORE (1903 -1976), politician and lawyer .

WILLIAMS, EDMUND (1717 -1742), an early hymnist of the Methodist revival .

WILLIAMS, EDWARD (Iolo Morganwg )1747 -1826 ; a poet and antiquary .

WILLIAMS, EDWARD (1750 -1813 ; DWB , 1034-5).

WILLIAMS, EDWARD (1818 -1880), Independent minister ;

WILLIAMS, EDWARD (1826 -1886), iron-master ;

WILLIAMS,Sir EDWARD JOHN ( TED ;1890 -1963), politician ;

WILLIAMS, ELIEZER (1754 -1820),cleric, author, and schoolmaster ;

WILLIAMS, ELISEUS (Eifion Wyn ;1867 -1926), poet .

WILLIAMS-ELLIS, JOHN CLOUGH (1833 -1913),scholar, clergyman, poet and possibly the first Welshman to climb one of the highest mountains in the Alps ;

WILLIAMS, ERNEST LLWYD (1906 -1960),minister (B), poet and writer ;

WILLIAMS, EVAN (1816? -1878),Calvinistic Methodist minister, and artist ;

WILLIAMS, EVAN (1706 -?), harpist ;

WILLIAMS, EVAN (1719 -1748), Congregational minister and revivalist ;

WILLIAMS, EVAN (1724 -1758), Welsh Moravian ;

WILLIAMS, EVAN (1749 -1835), bookseller and publisher .

WILLIAMS,Sir EVAN (1871 -1959), BARONET and colliery owner ;

WILLIAMS, EVAN JAMES (1903 -1945), scientist ;

WILLIAMS, FOULK ROBERT (Eos Llyfnwy ;1774 -1870), musician ;

WILLIAMS, GARETH WYN, Baron Williams of Mostyn (1941 -2003), lawyer and politician .

WILLIAMS, GEORGE (1879 -1951), company director and Lord Mayor of Cardiff ;

WILLIAMS,Sir GEORGE CLARK (1878 -1958), BARONET and county court judge ;

WILLIAMS,Sir GLANMOR (1920 -2005), historian .

WILLIAMS, GRACE MARY (1906 -1977), composer .

WILLIAMS, GRIFFITH (1587? -1673), bishop and author ;

WILLIAMS, GRIFFITH (Gutyn Peris ;1769 -1838), poet ;

WILLIAMS, GRIFFITH (1824 -1881),Calvinistic Methodist minister, and author .

WILLIAMS, GRIFFITH JOHN (1854 -1933),schoolmaster, geologist, and antiquary ;

WILLIAMS, GRIFFITH JOHN (1892 -1963), University professor and Welsh scholar .

WILLIAMS, GWILYM (1839 -1906), judge ;

WILLIAMS, GWILYM IEUAN (1879 -1968), minister (Presb.) ;

WILLIAMS, GWYN ALFRED (1925 -1995), historian and television presenter .

WILLIAMS, HENRY (1624 -1684),Puritan preacher, prominent as a free-communion Baptist in Montgomeryshire .

WILLIAMS, HUGH (1722? -1779), cleric and author ;

WILLIAMS, HUGH (Cadfan ;1807? -1870), printer and journalist ;

WILLIAMS,Sir HUGH (1718 -1794), soldier and Member of Parliament ;

WILLIAMS, HUGH (1796 -1874), solicitor and political agitator ;

WILLIAMS, HUGH (1843 -1911),Calvinistic Methodist minister, and church historian ;

WILLIAMS, HUGH (Hywel Cernyw ;1843 -1937),Baptist minister, writer, and poet ;

WILLIAMS, HUGH (1862 -1953),minister (Presb.), and Biblical commentator ;

WILLIAMS, HUGH DOUGLAS (‘Brithdir ’;1917 -1969), teacher and artist ;

WILLIAMS, HUW OWEN (‘Huw Menai ’;1886 -1961), poet ;

WILLIAMS, IESTYN RHYS (1892 -1955),Director General Labour Relations Department, National Coal Board ;

WILLIAMS,Sir IFOR (1881 -1965), Welsh scholar .

WILLIAMS, IOLO ANEURIN (1890 -1962),journalist, author and art historian ;

WILLIAMS, ISAAC (1802 -1865),cleric, poet, and theologian ;

WILLIAMS, ISAAC JOHN (1874 -1939), museum official ;

WILLIAMS, JAC LEWIS (1918 -1977),educationalist, author .

WILLIAMS, JAMES (1790 -1872), cleric ;

WILLIAMS, JAMES (1812 -1893), Calvinistic Methodist missionary in Brittany ;

WILLIAMS, JANE (Ysgafell ;1806 -1885), Welsh historian and miscellaneous writer .

WILLIAMS, JOHN ( fl. 1739-1779), Methodist exhorter and hymn-writer .

WILLIAMS, JOHN ( fl. 1584-1627?), goldsmith ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (d.1613),principal of Jesus College, Oxford .

WILLIAMS, JOHN (‘Siôn Singer ’; c. 1750 -1807), musician and Baptist minister ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1745/6 -1818), cleric and schoolmaster ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1582 -1650 ; DWB , 1045-6).

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1627 -1673), earlyNonconformist preacher, and physician ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1727 -1798),Dissenting minister, scholar and author ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1728 -1806), hymn-writer .

WILLIAMS, JOHN (Ioan Rhagfyr ;1740 -1821), musician ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1747 -1831), Methodist cleric ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1754 -1828), Methodist cleric ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1757 -1810), barrister ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1760 -1826), cleric and schoolmaster ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1762 -1802), Evangelical cleric ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1762 -1823), Methodist preacher and hymn-writer ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1768 -1825), Baptist minister in Wales and the U.S.A. ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1792 -1858),cleric, scholar, and schoolmaster ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (Ioan ap Ioan ;1800 -1871), Baptist minister and author ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1801 -1859), physician and naturalist ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1806 -1856), Baptist minister and author ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (Ab Ithel ;1811 -1862), cleric and antiquary .

WILLIAMS, JOHN (Glanmor ;1811 -1891),cleric, poet, and antiquary ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (Ioan Madog ;1812 -1878), blacksmith and poet ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (Gorfyniawc o Arfon ;1814 -1878), musician .

WILLIAMS, JOHN (Ioan Mai ;1823 -1887), poet ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1825 -1904), cleric and author ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1833 -1872), antiquary and lawyer ;

WILLIAMS,Sir JOHN (1840 -1926),baronet, Court physician, principal founder of the National Library of Wales .

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1854 -1921), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (1856 -1917), teacher of singing and choral conductor ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (‘J.W. Llundain ’;1872 -1944 ) slate merchant ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN (RUFUS) (Rufus ;1833 -1877 ); Baptist minister and author ,

WILLIAMS, JOHN CEULANYDD (Ceulanydd ;1847? -1899),Baptist minister, poet, and writer ,

WILLIAMS, JOHN ELLIS (1901 -1975), author and dramatist .

WILLIAMS, JOHN ELLIS CAERWYN (1912 -1999), Welsh and Celtic scholar .

WILLIAMS, JOHN HUW (1871 -1944), newspaper editor ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN JAMES (1869 -1954), minister (Congl.) and poet ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN JOHN (1884 -1950),school-teacher, education administrator, producer and drama adjudicator ;

WILLIAMS,Sir JOHN KYFFIN (1918 -2006), painter and author .

WILLIAMS, JOHN LEWIS (1882 -1916),Wales and Cardiff Rugby wing three-quarter, and coal exporter (Greenslade and Williams) ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN LLOYD (1854 -1945), botanist and musician ;

WILLIAMS, JOHN OWEN (Pedrog ;1853 -1932),Congregational minister, and poet .

WILLIAMS, JOHN RICHARD (J.R. Tryfanwy ;1867 -1924), poet ;

WILLIAMS, JONATHAN (1752? —1829),cleric, schoolmaster, and antiquary ;

WILLIAMS (alias PENROSE ), LLEWELLIN (1725 -?), sailor and painter .

WILLIAMS, LLYWELYN (1911 -1965), minister (Congl.) and politician ;

WILLIAMS, LUCY GWENDOLEN (1870 -1955), sculptress ;

WILLIAMS, MARGARET LINDSAY (1888 -1960), artist ;

WILLIAMS, MARIA JANE (Llinos ;1795? -1873), musician ;

WILLIAMS, MARY (1883 -1977), French scholar .

WILLIAMS, MATHEW [1732 -1819],landsurveyor, author, and almanack-maker[?] .

WILLIAMS, MATTHEW (d.1801), actor ;

WILLIAMS, MEIRION (1901 -1976), musician .

WILLIAMS, MORGAN ( c. 1750 -1830), cleric .

WILLIAMS, MORGAN (1808 -1883), chartist ;

WILLIAMS, MORRIS (Nicander ;1809 -1874), cleric and man of letters ;

WILLIAMS, MOSES (d.1819),General (but Trinitarian) Baptist minister, and blacksmith ;

WILLIAMS, MOSES (1685 -1742), cleric and scholar ,

WILLIAMS, NATHANIEL (1656/7 - c. 1679 ), author ;

WILLIAMS, NATHANIEL (1742 -1826),Baptist (Particular, afterwards General) minister, theological controversialist, hymn-writer, and amateur doctor ;

WILLIAMSON, EDWARD WILLIAM (1892 -1953), Bishop of Swansea and Brecon ;

WILLIAMSON, ROBERT (MONA) (Bardd Du Môn ;1807 -1852 ) ;

WILLIAMS, OWEN (1774 -after 1827), musician ;

WILLIAMS, OWEN (Owain Gwyrfai ;1790 -1874), antiquary .

WILLIAMS, OWEN (GAIANYDD) (1865 -1928),Calvinistic Methodist minister, and author ;

WILLIAMS, OWEN HERBERT (1884 -1962), surgeon and Professor of Surgery ;

WILLIAMS, PENRY (1800 -1885), painter ;

WILLIAMS, PETER (1723 -1796),Methodist cleric, author, and Biblical commentator ;

WILLIAMS, PETER (1756 -1837), cleric and author ;

WILLIAMS, PETER (Pedr Hir ;1847 -1922),Baptist minister, author, and eisteddfodwr ;

WILLIAMS, PETER BAILEY (1763 -1836), cleric and writer ;

WILLIAMS, PHILIP (d.1717), ‘the genealogist ’,

WILLIAMS, RICHARD ( fl. 1790?-1862?), a writer and singer of ballads (‘the king of all the ballad-singers,’ said one who had heard him), mostly known as ‘Dic Dywyll ’ (‘Blind Dick’), but sometimes also as ‘Bardd Gwagedd ’ (‘The Bard of Folly ’).

WILLIAMS, RICHARD (d.1724), Baptist minister .

WILLIAMS, RICHARD (1747 -1811), cleric and man of letters ;

WILLIAMS, RICHARD (Dryw Bach ;1790 -1839), poet and singer ;

WILLIAMS, RICHARD (1802 -1842),Calvinistic Methodist minister, and author ;

WILLIAMS, RICHARD (1835 -1906), antiquary and lawyer ;

WILLIAMS, RICHARD (‘Gwydderig ’;1842 -1917 ; DWB , 1066-7).

WILLIAMS, RICHARD HUGHES (Dic Tryfan ;1878? -1919), journalist and short story writer ;

WILLIAMS, ROBERT (Robert ap Gwilym Ddu ;1766 -1850), poet ;

WILLIAMS, ROBERT (1782 -1818), composer of the hymn-tune ‘Llanfair’ ,

WILLIAMS, ROBERT (1810 -1881),cleric, Celtic scholar and antiquary ;

WILLIAMS, ROBERT (Trebor Mai ;1830 -1877), poet ;

WILLIAMS, ROBERT ARTHUR (Berw ;1854 -1926), cleric and poet ;

WILLIAMS, ROBERT DEWI (1870 -1955),minister (Presb.), headmaster of Clynnog School and writer ;

WILLIAMS, ROBERT HERBERT (Corfanydd ; (1805 -1876), musician ;

WILLIAMS, ROBERT JOHN (PRYSOR ;1891 -1967), collier and actor ,

WILLIAMS, ROBERT ROLFE (1870 -1948), a pioneer of Welsh-medium education ;

WILLIAMS,Sir ROGER (1540? -1595), soldier and author .

WILLIAMS, ROGER (1667 -1730), Independent minister .

WILLIAMS, ROWLAND (1779 -1854), cleric ;

WILLIAMS, ROWLAND (1817 -1870), cleric and scholar ;

WILLIAMS, ROWLAND (Hwfa Môn ;1823 -1905),Independent minister, and archdruid of Wales .

WILLIAMS, SAMUEL ( c. 1660 - c. 1722 ), cleric and author ;

WILLIAMS, STEPHEN JOSEPH (1896 -1992), Welsh scholar .

WILLIAMS, STEPHEN WILLIAM (1837 -1899),engineer, architect, and antiquary ;

WILLIAMS, TALIESIN ( Taliesin ab Iolo ;1787 -1847), poet and author ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (Eos Gwynfa, orEos y Mynydd ; c. 1769 -1848), poet ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (‘Capelulo ’; c. 1782 -1855),reformed drunkard, itinerant bookseller, ‘character’ ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (1658 -1726), cleric and translator ,

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (1737 -1802),attorney, outstanding figure in the copper industry at theend of the 18th cent.

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (Twm Pedrog ;1774 -1814), poet ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (Gwilym Morgannwg ;1778 -1835), poet ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (Hafrenydd ;1807 -1894), musician ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (Soranus,1818 -1865), physician and scientist ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (Clwydfro ;1821 -1855 ) ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (Brynfab ;1848 -1927), littérateur and farmer ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS (‘Tom Nefyn ’;1895 -1958), minister (Presb.) and evangelist ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS CHARLES (1868 -1927), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS LLOYD (1830 -1910), Welsh-American writer ;

WILLIAMS,Sir THOMAS MARCHANT (1845 -1914), barrister and writer ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS OSWALD (‘ap Gwarnant ’;1888 -1965 );Unitarian minister, author, poet and public figure ;

WILLIAMS, THOMAS RHONDDA (1860 -1945), Congregational minister .

WILLIAMS, TOM PUGH (1912 -1985), university professor .

WILLIAMS,Sir TREVOR ( c. 1623 -1692), ofLlangibby, Mon., politician ,

WILLIAMS, WALDO GORONWY (1904 -1971), poet and pacifist .

WILLIAMS, WATKIN HEZEKIAH (Watcyn Wyn ;1844 -1905),schoolmaster, poet, and preacher ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM ( fl. 1648-1677), author of Poetical Piety .

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Y Lefiad ; fl. 1853),

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM ( c. 1625 -1684), antiquary ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Gwilym ab Iorwerth ;1800? -1859), poet ;

WILLIAMS,Sir WILLIAM (1634 -1700), lawyer and politician ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (1717 -1791),Methodist cleric, author, and hymn-writer ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (1732 -1799),Baptist minister, and justice of the peace ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM , ‘of Llandygìi ’ (1738 -1817),antiquary, author, prominent official at Cae-braich-y-cafn quarry ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (1747 -1812 ; DWB , 1080).

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (1748 -1820),cleric, a pioneer of the Sunday school movement in Wales ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Gwilym Twrog ;1768 -1836), poet ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Gwilym Peris ;1769 -1847), poet ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (1781 -1840), ‘of Wern’, Independent minister .

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (1788 -1865), Member of Parliament .

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Gwilym ab Ioan ;1800 -1868), Welsh-American poet ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Caledfryn ;1801 -1869),Congregational minister, poet, and critic ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Gwilym Cyfeiliog ;1801 -1876), poet and hymn-writer ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Carw Coch ;1808 -1872), eisteddfodwr and man of letters ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Creuddynfab ;1814 -1869), poet and literary critic .

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (1817 -1900),Calvinistic Methodist minister, and author .

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (1832 -1900), veterinary surgeon ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Ap Caledfryn ;1837 -1915), portrait painter .

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Myfyr Wyn ;1849 -1900),blacksmith, poet, local historian, and a regular contributor of articles to the Welsh press ,

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (‘Crwys ’;1875 -1968),poet, preacher, archdruid ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM ALBERT (1909 -1946),organist, music critic and composer ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM AUBREY (Gwilym Gwent ;1834 -1891), musician ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM EMYR (1889 -1958), solicitor and eisteddfod patron ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM EWART (1894 -1966), physicist and inventor ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM GILBERT (1874 -1966), schoolmaster and local historian ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM HUGH (Arafon ;1848 -1917), trade union leader ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM JOHN (1878 -1952), H.M. Inspector of Schools and Director of the Council of Social Service for Wales and Monmouthshire ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM JONES (1863 -1949),civil servant, secretary of Kodak Limited, treasurer of Coleg Harlech and Urdd Gobaith Cymru ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM JONES (1891 -1945),

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM LLEWELYN (1867 -1922),Member of Parliament, lawyer, and author ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM MATTHEWS (1885 -1972), musician .

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM MORRIS (1883 -1954),quarryman, choir conductor, soloist and cerdd dant adjudicator ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM NANTLAIS (1874 -1959),minister (Presb.), editor, poet and hymn writer ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM OGWEN (1924 -1969),archivist, university professor ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM PRICHARD (1848 -1916),

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM RETLAW JEFFERSON ( c. 1863 -1944),solicitor, genealogist, and historian ;

WILLIAMS,Sir WILLIAM RICHARD (1879 -1961), railway traffic inspector ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM RICHARD (1896 -1962),minister (Presb.) and Principal of the United Theological College, Aberystwyth ;

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM SIDNEY GWYNN (1896 -1978), musician and administrator .

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM WYN (1876 -1936), minister and poet ;

WILLIAMS, ZACHARIAH (1673 -1755),medical practitioner, and inventor ,

WILLIAMS, ZEPHANIAH (1795 -1874), Chartist ;

WILLIAM, THOMAS (1697 -1778), of Mynydd-bach,Independent minister, and author ;

WILLIAM, THOMAS (1717 -1765), Methodist exhorter and later Independent minister ;

WILLIAM, THOMAS (1761 -1844),Independent minister, and hymn-writer ;

WILLIS, ALBERT CHARLES (1876 -1954), president of the Australian Labour Party ;

WILLIS-BUND (formerly WILLIS ), JOHN WILLIAM (1843 -1928), writer on the history of the Welsh Church ;

WILSON, HERBERT REES (1929 -2008), scientist .

WILSON, JOHN (1626 - c. 1695/6 ), playwright ;

WILSON, RICHARD (1713 -1782), landscape painter ,

WINFIELD, HERBERT BENJAMIN (1879 -1919), Wales and Cardiff Rugby full-back ;

WINSTONE, JAMES (1863 -1921), miners' leader in South Wales ;

WINTER, CHARLES (1700 -1773), Arminian Baptist minister ,

WOGAN families, Pembrokeshire .

WOOD , the surname of a tribe of Welsh gipsies ;

WOODING, DAVID LEWIS (1828 -1891),genealogist, historian, bibliophile and shopkeeper ;

WOOD, MARY MYFANWY (1882 -1967),missionary in China, 1908-51 ;

WOOLLER, WILFRED (1912 -1997), cricketer and rugby player .

WORTHINGTON, WILLIAM (1704 -1778), cleric and author ;

WOTTON, WILLIAM (1666 -1727), cleric and scholar .

WROTH, WILLIAM (1576 -1641),Puritan cleric, and founder of the first Independent church in Wales .

WYNDHAM-QUIN, WINDHAM HENRY, 5th EARL DUNRAVEN and MOUNT-EARL (1857 -1952), soldier and politician ;

WYNDHAM-QUIN, WINDHAM THOMAS (1841 -1926), and, K.P. 1872, C.M.G. 1902,Glamorgan landowner and politician, sportsman and author ;

Wynn (FAMILY), Cesail Gyfarch ( DWB , 1096).

WYNN family, of Berth-ddu andBodysgallen, Caerns.

WYNN , PRYSE , and CORBET families,Ynysmaengwyn, Mer., and GWYN and NANNEY families,Dolau Gwyn, Mer.

WYNN (FAMILY), Wynnstay .

WYNN family, ofGwydir, Caerns.

WYNN family, of Bodewryd, Anglesey .

WYNN family, of Rûg, Merioneth, and Boduan (or Bodfean), Caerns.

WYNN (afterwards NANNEY , etc.) family of Maesyneuadd,Llandecwyn, Mer.

WYNN and OWEN families, ofGlyn (Glyn Cywarch), Mer., and Brogyntyn, Salop .

WYNNE ( WYNNE-FINCH )family, Voelas, nearPentrefoelas, Denbs.

WYNNE family, ofPeniarth, Mer.

WYNNE, DAVID (1900 -1983), composer .

WYNN, EDWARD (1618 -1669), chancellor of Bangor cathedral ,

WYNNE, ELLIS (1670/1 -1734),cleric, and author of an outstanding Welsh prose classic ;

WYNNE-FINCH,Sir WILLIAM HENEAGE (1893 -1961), soldier and landowner ;

WYNNE, JOHN (1650 -1714), industrial pioneer ,

WYNNE, JOHN (1667 -1743),bishop of S. Asaph and principal of Jesus College, Oxford ;

WYNNE, OWEN (1652-?), civil servant ,

WYNNE, ROBERT (d.1720), cleric and poet ;

WYNNE, SARAH EDITH (‘Eos Cymru ’;1842 -1897), vocalist ;

WYNNE, WILLIAM (1671? -1704), historian ,

WYNN, GRIFFITH (1669? -1736), cleric and translator ;

WYNN, WILLIAM (1709 -1760),cleric, antiquary, and poet ;