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French Expedition to Wales, 1797
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1797 French Invasion

  • NLW ex 1780
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Letters, press cuttings, transcripts and associated papers collected by Sir Evan D. Jones (1859-1949), of Pentower, Fishguard, relating to the French Invasion of 1797 and to the North Pembrokeshire Local Militia. The correspondents, 1925-1931, include Professor David Salmon, Iltid E. Thomas, J. Kyrle Fletcher and Lord St Davids.

The Fishguard Invasion

Transcripts by E.A. Lewis of documents in the Public Record Office relating to the trial of Thomas John and Samuel Griffith on a charge of treason in connection with the French invasion of Fishguard, 1797.

Lewis, E. A. (Edward Arthur), 1880-1942

An Anglesey Miscellany

'Cadw Di gai neu Gofiedydd yr Amserau', being a miscellany and commonplace book kept by William Owen ('Gwilym Alaw'), Chwaen Wen, Anglesey, farmer and poet. -- Among the numerous items in the volume are: 'Petigree of William Owen Chwaen wen Anglesey ... son of Owen Williams of Erianall Goch Llechgwenfarwydd ...', 'Count of stock at Whaen Wen when I married Being in the 23 years of my age in July 1785', 'Prawf o fuddioldeb rhywogaeth dda o ddefaid a wnaed gan ... Arglwydd Somerville yn Somerset yn ... 1804', 'Swm Treth y Property a godwyd gan W. Owen yn Llantrisant Ceidio a gwredog ...', 1803-15, 'Hanes Ardrethion chwaen wen', 1785-1801, 'Rents Paid by Wm. Owen to Sr. J. T. Stanley...', 'Tythes rents paid by Will Owen at chwaen wenn', 1787-1819, 'An Inventory of all Live and dead Stock in the Parish of Llantrisaint, and in the Chapelry of Gwredog in the said Parish ... made in the year 1798 May 21 when an invasion was daily expected by the French under Napoleon Buonaparte which inventories were duly made in all the Maritime districts of Gt. Britain so that sufferers should be indemnified out of the Public Funds', 'A list of persons in the Parish of Llantrisaint and in the Chapelry of Gwredog willing to serve in defence of the Country should an invasion be made, in what manner and what implements they can bring forward, all between the age of 15 and 60 years', 'Copies of Inventories Appraised by William Owen of Dronwy and others between the years 1773 and [1848]', 'Account of Leg(a)cy schedules filled and send to London By me William Owen Blew Bell Holyhead', 1837-49, 'Copies of some Wills Made by me William Owen', valuations and appraisements in various Anglesey parishes, a long autobiographical note by William Owen, 'Cyfrif or Arian a gefais wrth fyned ir carchar ir Kings Bench ac a gefais yno oddiwrth gyfeillion yn Mon ac wedi dyfod adref gan y rhai teimladwy', etc.

Owen, W. (William), 1762-1853