He was clerk to the families of Newtown Hall and Cilgwrgan ( Abermule ), and also clerk to the Forden House of Industry (the Montgomery and Pool House of Industry) from c. 1820 until c. 1840 . Eventually he was for many years schoolmaster and postmaster at Llandysil, Mont. , where he married in 1816 and where his first child was born in 1818. Between 1826 and 1841 he was living at Bank Farm but by 1846 he was again living in the village where he died 30 Aug. 1859 aged 73.
His chief works are: ( a ) The otter hunt and the death of Roman, a well-known hound ( Welshpool , 1817 ); ( b ) The Welsh flannel (of which there were six editions); ( c ) History of the Chartists and the Bloodless Wars of Montgomeryshire (including ‘ History of Toolly Loolly ,’ ‘ Battle of Abermule ,’ ‘ Battle of Heniarth ,’ ‘ Battle of Caersws ,’ and ‘ Battle of Newtown and Llanidloes ,’ 1840 ; these last satirized the Yeomanry ; ( d ) The death of Rowton (a Llandysil eccentric) ; and ( e ) The Extinction of the Mormons .
John Davies Knatchbull Lloyd, M.A., F.S.A., O.B.E., Montgomery
Published date: 1959