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

of Plas Dyffryn Clydach in the Neath valley , son of Philip Williams (d. 1668 ). Besides being a genealogist , the son was steward of the manor of Cadoxton and of the Neath Abbey estate of Elizabeth Hoby (d. 1699 ). He is included here because he is notable as an example of a Glamorgan man who encouraged and patronised Glamorgan local bards (such as Dafydd Evans , William Prees Crwth ) as also did his son LLEWELYN WILLIAMS (who was buried 20 Nov. 1740 ). For the titles of some of the poems (including one by ‘ Richard Edwards y prydydd o Wynedd ’) see volume one of N.L.W. Schedule of Penrice and Margam Muniments , 1942 . For further details of the family see D. Rhys Phillips , Hist. of the Vale of Neath , 1925 ; see also G. J. Williams , Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg , 224.


Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959