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.

Please click onto a person’s name for more information about their background.

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.

5 responses to “Notable People”

  1. ASHTON Charles born 4 Sept 1848 Tynsarn Trefeglwys died 13October 1899 Dinas Mawddwy known as The Literary Policeman of Wales.

  2. EVANS Charles Siarl Trannon. Lived Temperance House adopted s/o Charles Evans and Mary Evans published several works of poetry and Literature in Welsh about the valley and it’s people

  3. What a fabulous site. Ancestors came from the area and were involved in the wool trade. Their wills make very interesting reading. Inspired to do more research. Why is the cemetery at Llawrglyn so large. Mining?

  4. Charles Evans son of Richard Evans and Ann Ashton born July 1847 died November 10 1919 of Temperance House Trefelwys was Siarl Trannon.
    He married twice
    First wife Mary Jones died 7 January 1882 and was the mother of Charles Alexander Evans adopted son from London London England. Sorry for earlier mistake
    Charles Evans then married Jane Roberts who tsughter school at Trefelwys. They had two children John Richard Evans and Annie Sarah Evans. John Richard Evans never married and taught school too

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