William was educated at Cowbridge Grammar School . In May 1828 he was apprenticed to Charles Lloyd Harford and in the course of time he became expert in his own branch. He published Science of Mining ( London , 1870 ), together with a paper on the geological features of the South Wales coalfield .
Adams removed to Cardiff in Feb. 1865 and commenced business as colliery agent and mining engineer . He took an interest in the Cardiff Free Library and supplied it with a valuable collection of fossils, particularly those of the South Wales coal measures. He was one of the first members of Cardiff Naturalists Society . He d. 17 Aug. 1886 .
Rev. Thomas Mardy Rees, (1871-1953), Neath
Published date: 1959