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PRYCE , THOMAS ( 1833 - 1904 ), antiquary ;

b. 5 Sept. 1833 , son of David Pryce of Tre-derwen Hall , Llandrinio, Mont. He was educated at Liverpool College . After leaving school he went out to Java , where in 1863 he m. the daughter of Jacobus G. T. and Aldouse van Motman of Dramaga . He remained in Java for twenty-eight years and afterwards proceeded to the Hague . There he stayed another four or five years before he came home to reside at Pentre Heylin , Llandysilio, Mont. He took a prominent part in the public life of the county; he was a justice of the peace , a member of the county council , and chairman of the parish council . He was greatly interested in antiquarian studies , and was a member of the council of the Powysland Club . He was the author of the History of the Parish of Llandysilio , published in Mont. Coll. , xxxi and xxxii. He d. 23 June 1904 , and was buried in the churchyard of Llandysilio .

Sources:

  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 1904 , 370-1;
  • Collections Historical and Archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire , xxxiii, 282-4.

Author:

Walter Thomas Morgan (1912-90), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959