Llangollen Advertiser

Llangollen Advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal

12 November 1875


MINISTERIAL. — We are given to understand that the Rev. Elias Jones, Calvinistic Methodist minister, at Maentwrog, has or is about resigning his pastorate duties at the above place, and has accepted an invitation to the pastorate of a church belonging to the same connection worshipping at Gleunant, Trefeglwys. He intends entering upon his ministerial duties there in the month of February, 1876. – Ricus

22 September 1876

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To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser.” Sir, — I had occasion some weeks since to visit Penegoes, in Montgomeryshire, for the purpose, in fact, of examining the parish register with a view to ascertaining whether the book contained a record of the birth of the famous artist. I could find none. The register, I may add, is not complete, some of the leaves being missing. I may, however, possibly throw a particle of light on the question raised in the “local column” of your last issue. I cannot precisely answer the inquiry as to the christian name of the incumbent of Penegoes in 1713; but the writer of the paragraph may be interested in the following extract from the register, copied at the time of my visit John Wilson, rector of this church, died 31st day of August, and was buried at Trefeglwys, 1728. — Thomas Griffiths, rector.” A doubt has been raised respecting the locality of the artist’s birthplace, and Mold (of which parish the elder Wilson was also rector) has been, among others, assigned the honour. It would be worth while to examine the registers of Mold respecting the matter. Should the writer in the Llangollen Advertiser be able to glean further information on the subject, he would, I believe, interest a large section of the community by I making it public. I enclose my card, and am, sir,

Yours faithfully,

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9 June 1882


On Monday week, an inquest was held before Dr. Hall, at the house of Mr. Jones, Staylittle, in the parish of Trefeglwys, on the body of Mary Jones, a domestic servant, who is supposed to have committed suicide through having been deceived by her lover. The case has created a painful interest in Llanidloes and neighbourhood, where the deceased had held situations during the last few years. Her body was found in the river Clywedog a few days ago, under circumstances which cause mystery to surround the manner by which she came to her death.

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29 September 1893


David Pugh of Drummer’s Hill, Trefeglwys, was sent to gaol for 21 days by the Rhayader magistrates last week for knocking down a man named David Roberts of Welshpool, and sitting on his chest and biting his nose, because he would not walk up the street with him.

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4 June 1897

The death is announced at Utica, U.S.A., of the Rev. T. T. Evans, a Calvinistic Methodist minister, and a native of Trefeglwys, at the age of 70.

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