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Jenkin Howell's funeral report

Death of Mr. Jenkin Howell. Aberdare Leader June 21 1902
THE CLOSE OF A BUSY CAREER. Jenkin Howell dead

Jenkin Howell's gravestone at St Cynog's, Penderyn.

ER COF AM JENKIN HOWELL. FSS
ARGRAFFYDD. ABERDAR.
BARDD CERDDOR AC HYNAFIAETHYDD
AC UN O GYFARWYDDWYR RHAGORAF
YR URDDAU DYNGAROL.

GANWYD 1836 BU FARW 1902

GWRON YN MYSC DYNGARWYR A’R LLENOR
LLAWNAF O BOB SYNWYR;
NAWDD I LENG O FARDDOL WYR
AC ENWOG YN MYSC CANWYR.
Watcyn Wyn
Translation:
In memory of Jenkin Howell. FSS
Printer. Aberdare.
Poet Musician and Antiquarian
And one of Philanthropic Societies’
Exceptional Leaders.

Dewi Cynon;s grave stanza

Englyn Bedd Dewi Cynon

I’W ARDAL SAI’N AWDURDOD – EI HANES
ARWEINYDD COR HYGLOD;
TY DDUW LLE BU’N BYW A BOD
I’W DDWFN CWSG RHYDD FWYN CYSGOD
AP HEFIN* [HENRY LLOYD] May 1938

A grave stanza to Dewi Cynon.

To his district he stands an authority – on its history
A famous choir conductor;
The house of god where he was continually present
Gently shelters his deep sleep.

*Henry Lloyd (Ap Hefin) is famously known as the author of ‘I bob un sy’n ffyddlon’

Notes on Dewi Cynon's Meanings of Farm Names

MEANINGS OF FARM NAMES
Dewi Cynon’s translated words are preceded by DC, Deric Meidrum’s notes by DM.
It must be remebered that advances have been made in place-name etymology in the hundred years or so since DC wrote this book. Today’s toponymist looks for early forms before attempting an etymology. Many of these early forms are available in online documents and manuscripts. This technology and resource was obviously unavailable to DC.

DC Trebanog. – Tre, tref – a home, dwelling. Ban – banog , prominent, conspicuous.

A Wynter's Tale

"As the Rev. Robert Wynter of Penderyn, one of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the county of Brecon, was returning from Aberystwith, late in the evening of the 22nd inst., when within a short distance of Rhayadar, his pony was startled by a rustling in the hedge, and immediately afterwards Mr W was fired at but happily without effect. Previously to this daring attempt, and within a short distance from the spot, the Rev.

Jenkin Howell Miscellanea (contd.2)

268c.
The Brocks

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