Notable People

This section relates to notable people who were either born in Trefeglwys, lived there or had some other connnection, including their ancestry. If you have any suggestions, please get in touch.

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ARWYSTLI, Huw – Huw Arwystli “of Trefeglwys”. He was a poet, his works can be found in the British Museum.

BAXTER, George Robert Wythen – benefactor to the poor of Trefeglwys. From Llanllwcliaiarn, he was also the author of The Book of the Bastiles, an attack upon the Poor Law, Humour and Pathos, and several other works.

BREYNTON, Rev. Dr. John- born in Trefeglwys. Became a renowned minister in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

EVAN, Lewis – in 1739 he heard Howell Harries preach at TrefegIwys his second sermon in North Wales, and was so deeply impressed he went onto become one of the founders of Calvinistic Methodism in Montgomeryshire

GOODWIN, John – of Esgirgoch, Trefeglwys. A Quaker preacher who established a Quaker Meeting House and Garden in Staylittle.

HALL, James, John and Edward – their ancestors were from Trefeglwys. James and John became flannel manufacturers. Edward became a respected member of the medical profession. All three brothers were active in public life and were Liberals.

HERBERT, Lady Anne – Anne, daughter of David ap Evan ap Llewelyn Vaughan, of Trefeglwys. Wife of Sir Richard Herbert, Knight who was knighted by Henry VIII and received the grant of Montgomery Castle and its dependencies.

HERBERT, Edward – his mother was Anne, daughter of David ap Evan ap Llewelyn Vaughan, of Trefeglwys.

HUET, Rev. Thomas D.D. – on the 20th November, 1560, the Queen gave him the living of Trefeglwys.

HUGHES, John Ceiriog – as manager of the Van Railway, he took up his residence for a short time at Trefeglwys before moving to Caersws.

MANUEL, Dafydd – lived in a cottage called Byrdir, on Gwernafon farm, Trefeglwys.

PIERCY, Benjamin – born in Trefeglwys

PIERCY, Robert – born in Trefeglwys

THOMAS, William – established a small iron foundry in the neighbourhood of Trefeglwys before moving to Llanidloes.

WILLIAMS, William – he married Mary MORRIS, Trefeglwys.

WILSON, Richard – his father’s family had been connected with Trefeglwys parish for some generations previously.

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