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LLWYD , ANGHARAD ( 1780 - 1866 ), antiquary ; b. 15 April 1780 at Caerwys, Flints. , and d. at Ty'n y Rhyl , Rhyl , 16 Oct. 1866 . Her father was John Lloyd ( 1733 - 1793 ), (q.v.) , rector of Caerwys . Angharad was a member of the London Cymmrodorion Society and the recipient of several gold and silver medals awarded at eisteddfodau for prize winning essays . In the Welshpool eisteddfod of 1824 she obtained the second prize for an essay entitled ‘ Catalogue of Welsh Manuscripts, etc. in North Wales ,’ two of her other essays being ‘ Genealogy and Antiquities of Wales ’ and ‘ The Castles of Flintshire .’ She edited and published a new edition of Sir John Wynn 's The History of the Gwydir Family , 1827 . Her chief work, the History of the Island of Mona , 1832 , gained the premier essay prize at the Beaumaris eisteddfod of 1833 . Her voluminous MS. notes on history and antiquities , which are of considerable interest, are in the National Library of Wales .

Bibliography:

  • Notable Welshmen (1700–1900) , 1908 ;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • T. Pennant , A Tour (Tours) in [North] WalesPennant, Thomas , 1773. 1778, etc. See also Rhys's 3-volume edition, 1883 , I, vi-vii;
  • Archaeologia Cambrensis , 1867 , 69;
  • The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , 1828, 36-58 ;
  • National Library of Wales Manuscripts 1551-1616.

Author:

Rev. Canon Evan Gilbert Wright, M.A., B.D., (1903-1993/4), Bangor

Corrections and additions:

LLWYD , ANGHARAD ( DWB , 593). Beaumaris eisteddfod was held in 1832 (not ‘ 1833 ’). Add to bibl. articles by Mary Ellis , Flints Hist. Soc. Publ. , 26 and 27.