LLANBADARN CHURCHYARD BY A W GILBEY
AND PENGLAIS SCHOOL HISTORY SOCIETY
Here lie the remains of Jane Rees, neice of Mrs Evans, late of Penygraig, and daughter of Thomas Rees, Shopkeeper of Llanbadarntrefeglwys of this County, who departed this life at Aberystwyth, the 8th day of June, 1814, in the 11th year of her age.
Sacred to the memory of Mr John Evans, late of Penygraig in the parish of Llanbadarn, who departed this life the 14th day of May, 1833, aged 68 years. Also to the memory of Jane Evans, his wife, who departed this life on the 11th of August 1821, aged 62 years.
It is a possibility that John Evans was part owner of the Banc y Ddafad Ddu, (the Black Sheep Bank), The Aberystwyth and Tregaron Bank, which was set up in 1810 and collapsed in 1814.
Matthew Davies Williams. Born 24 Ap. 1829. Died 9 Nov. 1833. Jane Maryanne Williams. Born 18 Sep. 1805. Died 6 Feb 1836. 'Suffer little children to come unto me'.
Charles Lloyd Wlilliams. Born 5 Sep 1805. Died 1 Oct 1834. Jonathan Williams Born 3 Novr. 1801. Died 23 Oct 1835. 'In their death they were not divided'.
Ann Williams. Born 23 January 1768. Died 5 April 1840.
There is a memorial tablet on the South Wall of the Nave of Llanbadarn Fawr Church dedicated to Matthew Davies Williams. (See Chapter Six).
In loving memory of Walter Emlyn Davies 1907 - 1973. Rest in peace.
There is a memorial to Walter Emlyn Davies on the West wall of the Nave of Llanbadarn Fawr Church. (See Chapter Six).
Here lies the remains of Elizabeth and Margaret, daughters of John and Margaret Morgan of Aberystwyth. Elizabeth died July the 30th, aged one year ..
In memory of Thomas Roberts, Aberystwyth, shoemaker, who died March 24th, 1841, aged 73 years.
Sacred to the memory of Thomas Jones, mariner, of Aberystwyth, who departed this life July the 23rd 1827, aged 48 years. Also to the memory of William James, mariner, the son of Thomas and Catherine James, of Aberystwyth, who died at sea, August 20th 1818, aged 25 years. Also the mortal remains Margaret, relict of the above named Thomas Jones, who departed this life on 26th July 1855, aged 52. Also Elizabeth, third daughter of the above Thomas and Catherine James, who departed this life 27 November 1858, aged 73.
Here lieth the body of Catherine Edwards, wife of William Edwards of Aberystwyth, and daughter of Rowland Williams of …. who died April 1755, aged 27 years. Here lieth the body of Catherine Edwards, the third wife of the said William Edwards, and daughter of John James in the parish of Llanffaniffraed, who departed this life the 28th day of February 1784, aged 61 years. Here also are deposited the remains of the above named William Edwards, who departed this life on the 6th day of June 1795, aged 71 years. Also Wm Edwards, saddler, son of the above Wm Edwards, who died 12th August 1819, aged 33 years.
Near this place lie the earthly remains of five children of Thomas James of Aberystwyth, mariner, by Elizabeth, his wife, who died as follows: Thomas, Elizabeth, Margaret and Bridget died in their infancy; Mary died in the sixth year of her age. Kind angels watch these sleeping dust, till Jesus comes to raise the just. Then may they wake with sweet surprize, and in their Saviour image rise. Also in memory of Margaret, the wife of Andrew Riddell, Aberystwyth. She fell asleep in Christ 3rd October 1868, aged 64. And also of the above named Andrew Riddell, who died February 5th 1876, aged 74. And Elizabeth, daughter of the above, who died October 4th 1874, aged 37.
Sacred to the memory of Thomas James of Aberystwyth, who died on the 3rd day of July 1854, in the 63rd year of his age. Also Elizabeth, wife of the above named Thomas James, who departed this life on the 28th day of Dec1839, aged 67 years. Also Jane, daughter of the above Thomas and Elizabeth James, who died May 9th 1877, aged 75 years.
To the memory of William James of Aberystwyth, master mariner, third and youngest son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth James, who departed this life on the 17th day of February 1845, aged 50 years. In memory of Elizabeth, widow of the late David Lloyd, master of the sloop Vigilant of Aberystwyth, who died June 27th 1861, aged 63 years. Also in memory of David, son of the above David and Elizabeth Lloyd, who died at Mumbles, August 27th 1849, aged 27 years. Also of Anna Maria, daughter of John and Mary Richards, and granddaughter of the above named David and Elizabeth Lloyd, who died at Cork, Dec 19th 1860, aged 4 years and 6 months.
Here lie the earthly remains of Elizabeth James, daughter of David and Margaret James, mariner, of Aberystwyth, who departed this life the 2nd day of February 1808, aged 6 months. Also here are deposited the earthly remains of James Alexander James, the only son of the above named David and Margaret James, who departed this life on the 8th day of March 1825, aged 15 years and 6 months.
Here lie the earthly remains of Margaret James, wife of David James of Aberystwyth, who departed this life the 28th day of September 1829, aged 55 years. Here are deposited the earthly remains of the above named David James, who departed this life on the second of January 1830, aged 53 years.
Here lies the body of Margaret James, daughter of Thomas and Catherine James of Aberystwyth, who departed this life the 21st of July 1779, aged 5 years. Here also lieth the body of Catherine James, who departed this life 29th of December 1807, aged 57.
In memory of David Roberts of Aberystwyth, who died March the 9th 1874, aged 69 years. Also of Elizabeth, his wife, who died May 1st, 1863, aged 60 years. Also of Elizabeth, daughter of the above, who died Jan 14th. 1861, aged 18 years. Also of Sarah Roberts, daughter of the above, who died Feb 27, 1889, aged 54 years.
David Roberts was a barber and hair-dresser who lived in Corporation Street, Aberystwyth, with his wife, Elizabeth, and children, Mary, Thomas, Elizabeth (‘Betsey') and Sarah, in 1851.
Yma gorphwys y rhan ddaearol o Gwen Thomas, merch William ac Ann Thomas, o Aberystwyth, yr hon a fu farw Mawrth 1af 1846, yn 34 mlwydd oed
Gwen Thomas lived at Skinner Street, Aberystwyth, in 1841, with her father, a bailiff, and mother.
Here lieth the body of William Rees of Aberystwyth, mariner, who, in hope of a happy resurrection, departed this life the 9th day of September 1792, aged 49 years. Here also are deposited his mother and sister, Catherine, wife of the above named Wm Rees, died Febr 8th 1807, in the 49th year of her age.
In loving memory of Isaac Jones, died September 1876, aged 69 years.
Isaac Jones was a smith at Llanbadarn Fawr in 1841 with his home in St Mary Street, Aberystwyth, (now part of Terrace Road), where he lived with his wife Margaret, and his sons Enoch and John In 1851 and 1871 Isaac Jones, by then a 'master smith' employing three men, lived at Llanbadarn, opposite the Black Lion Inn, adjacent to which stood his smithy.
In memory of David J Richards, who died October 12th 1880, aged 4 years. For such is the kingdom of Heaven.
In memory of David Richards, mason, of Aberystwyth, who died on the 3rd day of December 1876, aged 51 years. Gwerthfawr yngolwg ....
David Richards was a stonemason who lived, in 1871, with his wife Ann, and their children, John, Jane, Ann, Morgan, Margaretta and Mary, in Queen Street, Aberystwyth.
Here lieth the body of Catherine Jenkins, wife of David Jenkins of Aberystwyth, She died 19th September 1800, aged 39 years. Also to the memory of the son of the above named David and Catherine Jenkins, who departed this life the 23rd day of September 1819, aged 29 years. Also in memory of the above named David Jenkins, who died the 24th day of March 1845, aged 86 years. Also to the memory of Catherine Jenkins, daughter of the above named, who departed this life the 25th day of December 1853, aged 57 years.
Er coffadwriaeth am Jenkin Richards, saer maen, Penyparcau, yr hwn a fu farw yn Aberystwyth, ar yr 17eg o Mehefin 1862, yn 73 mlwydd oed. Hefyd am Elizabeth Richards, ei anwyl briod, yr hon a fu farw yn Aberystwyth, ar yr 16eg o Ebrill 1863, yn 71 mlwydd oed.
Jenkin Richards was a mason who lived in Penparcau in 1841, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their children, David, Richard and Jane. In both the 1841 and 1851 Census the family surname is spelt 'Richard'.
Er coffadwriaeth am Richard Jones, Aberystwyth, yr hwn a fu farw Mawrth 27, 1871, yn 89 mlwydd oed. Bu yn ddiacon ffyddlon yn eglwys y Tabernacle, am 53ain o flynyddoedd. Coffadwriaeth geyfrawn sydd fendigedig.
Richard Jones was a shoemaker who lived at Chalybeate Terrace, Aberystwyth, with his widowed mother for most of his life. There is an account of the 'Old Deacons of Tabernacle' in one of the local newspapers which mentions Richard Jones. It reads "R.J. (often known as Richard Dafydd Shôn from his father), was brought up under the Christian influence of his father's house, but he early began to lead a prodigal's life, both at home and in London. In time, however, he became convinced of the evil of his way, and felt the great change, and, like the prodigal son, he returned home, and was elected deacon. The Old Methodists were very careful usually not to elect as deacons men who had led notoriously bad lives. The Rev. Eben. Richards felt strongly on this point. But everybody was satisfied that Richard Jones had become a new man. He was a terror to evil-doers. His ministry was one of fire; he thundered as from Sinai on careless religionists. It was often well to have Edward Samuel to pour oil on the troubled waters excited in the Seiat. On one occasion he became so personal in admonishing a young lady at the Seiat, and was so severe in his censure on fashionable dressing that the young lady told him to mind his own business. “What did she say?" said Richard Shan, (whose hearing was not of the best) to John Evans (who often acted as mediator). The latter replied that she wished the Church to pray on her behalf. Richard Jones was faithful beyond measure and always present at the services. He died March 1871, at the age of 89, having been deacon 53 years, and was buried at Llanbadarn." Another deacon, William Jones, is noted at J162.
David Jones, (Taylor of Ab), died 23rd May 1824, aged 38. Esther Davies, died....
Er cof am William Griffiths, Brynamlwg, yr hwn a fu farw Medi 8 1876, yn 56 oed. Hefyd am William, mab William ac Elizabeth Griffiths, bu farw 22 Medi 1876, yn 3 ml. oed.
Er cof am Elinor Evans, gwraig William Griffiths, Brynamlwg yn y plwyf hwn, yr hon a fu farw Mai 16eg 1861, yn 52 ml. oed.
Sacred to the memory of Thomas Lloyd Jones, the son of John Jones of Wilai rog in this parish, and Jane his wife, who departed this life on the 23 rd day of September 1837, aged 15 weeks.
In the baptism register of Llanbadarn Church there is an entry recording the baptism of Thomas Lloyd Jones, the son of John and Jane Jones, of Wilairog, farmer, on the 19th of June 1837. He is buried above but exactly the same entry re-appears when his brother, named after him, was baptised on the first of October 1838.
In memory of Elizabeth Jenkins, wife of John Jenkins, joiner, and daughter of John and Ann Jones, Castle, Trefechan, Aberystwyth, who died 19th of February 1870, aged 23 years. Also Ann Jones, wife of John Jones, (Castle, Trefechan), and mother of the above Elizabeth Jenkins, who died 26th November 1875, aged 57 years. Also John Jones, who died 10th March, 1878, aged 70 years.
John Jones was a customs officer at the harbour of Aberystwyth, who lived at Castle House, Trefechan, in 1871, with his wife Ann, and their surviving daughter, Ann. Also staying with them as a boarder was one George Winchester who is described in the census as a 'Brewer's Pupil'.
Here lies the body of Richard Roberts …..
In memory of Anne, eldest daughter of of Philipps, surgeon etc. of Aberystwyth. Died 11th April 1835, aged 19 years. Underneath are also deposited the earthly remains of J .R. Philipps, surgeon, M.R.C.S.L., who died on the 26th of July 1847, aged 34 years.
Underneath lies the body of Caroline, third daughter of O. Philipps, Surgeon etc. of Aberystwyth, and Anne his wife, who departed this life June 22nd 1825, aged 4 years, 3 months.
Owen Philipps was a surgeon who lived in North Parade, Aberystwyth, in 1841, with his wife Charlotte, and their children George, WilIiam and Sarah. It appears that he was much older than Charlotte and so was probably married to Anne, see above, whose children, Anne, Caroline and John R. Philipps are recorded above; in 1851 Charlotte Philipps was a widow living in St. Michaels Place with her son Edward and daughter Charlotte, who was born in St. Clears.
J.R. Philipps was recorded in the 1841 Census as a surgeon living in North Parade with his wife Jane. There is preserved a letter of application in his own hand at the National Library of Wales (see NLW 7963E) addressed to the Chairman of the Committee of the Aberystwyth Infirmary which was then in the process of setting up an infirmary in Aberystwyth which was established by June 1839. The letter is dated 'July 20th 1838' and reads: “Sir, Finding that there is a vacancy in the surgical department of the Aberystwyth Infirmary I beg leave to offer my services as Surgeon to the Institution. Should I be so far honoured as to be selected I trust that by studious and regular attendance your confidence in me will not be misplaced - and that I shall be found a zealous and active officer of the Institution". The man listed as the first surgeon of the Aberystwyth Institution was William Evans.
Er cof am Anne, gwraig Morgan Griffiths, gynt o'r BwIlchmawr o'r plwyf hwn, yr hon a fu farw. Hydref 8fed 1869, yn 63 ml. oed.
Er coffadwriaeth am John Edwards, Penparciau, tanner, yr hwn a fu farw Gorphenaf 28 1875, yn 46 ml. oed. Hefyd er cof am Margaret, anwyl briod y John Edwards, yr hon a fu farw Gorphenaf 28 1895 yn 70 ml. oed.
John Edwards was born in Llanilar but lived in Penparcau in 1871 with his wife Margaret and daughter Jane. See H44.
In memory of Jane Elizabeth, daughter of Jenkin and Elizabeth Jones of Aberystwyth, who died August 1st 1876, aged 22 years. Also of the said Jenkin Jones, who died on his voyage from Calcutta to Dundee, December 20th 1876, aged 54 years.
In 1871 Jane Elizabeth Jones lived at Castle Lane, Trefechan, with her mother Elizabeth, a mariner's wife, and sister, Ellen, a dressmaker.
In memory of Edward Davies, tanner, of Aberystwyth, who died April 7 1850, aged 63 years.
Edward Davies was a tanner in Penparcau in 1841 where he lived with his wife Jane, and their children, William, Jane and Edward.
Here lieth the body of Richard, son of David and Jane Griffiths, Bwlch, who died Jan 18 1842, aged 6 months.
Er serchus gof am David Richard, anwyl fab John a Jane Thomas, Penyparcau, yr hwn a fu farw Rhagfyr l0fed 1887, yn 4 mlwydd oed..
In loving memory of Margaretta, daughter of John and Margaret Edwards, Penyparcau, who died August the 3rd 1859, aged 3 years and 4 months. Also of David Richard, son of the above parents, who died March 14th 1865, aged 11 weeks. In memory of Joel, son of the aforesaid John and Margaret Edwards, who died June 11th, 1860, aged 2 years.
Possibly the children of John and Margaret Edwards, H39.
Er serchus gof am Elizabeth, gwraig y diweddar David Owens, gynt o'r Red Lion, Tregaron, yr hon a fu farw yn Commins Coch., Ionawr yr 2fed 1891, yn 77 mlwydd oed.
Er serchus gof am Jane, priod William Davies, Comins Coch, yr hon a fu farw Rhagfyr yr 13fed 1891, yn 74 mlwydd oed.
William Davies was a carpenter and joiner and also a wheelwright who lived at Comins Coch with his wife Jane and his eight children, Ann, Susannah, Elizabeth, David Robert, Mary Jane, Alice Eleanor and Emma, all of whom were baptised at Llanbadarn Church between September 1844 and August 1863.
Er serchus gof am Mary Jones, priod Edward Jones, 12, Corporation Street, Aberystwyth, bu farw Mehefin 30ain 1883, yn 72 mlwydd oed. Hefyd er serchus gof am y rhagddywededig Edward Jones, yr hwn a hunodd yn yr Iesu Gorphenaf 22ain 1887, yn 71 mlwydd oed.
Edward Jones was a journeyman blacksmith in 1851 when he lived in the 'Old Bath House' in Corporation Street with his wife, Mary, and their children, Richard and Edward. In 1861 and 1871 Edward Jones, recorded as a blacksmith, and his wife were recorded still at Corporation Street, Aberystwyth.
Er coffadwriaeth am Abraham Jones, gynt o'r Court Farm, Penrhyncoch, bu farw Rhagfur 2 1879, yn 65 ml. oed. Hefyd Jane, ei briod, bu farw Mai 27 1882, yn 69 ml. oed.
Abraham Jones, a retired farmer, is recorded in the Census of 1871 living in Llanbadarn Fawr with his wife, Jane, and five of their children; Richard is described as a 'Mine engine driver'; John, a labourer; Elizabeth and Jane both dressmakers; Abraham, a school boy. The first four children named are buried at Llanbadarn (see F64).
H49 Here lieth the body of David Evans of Aberystwyth, who died January 4th. 1781, aged 60 years. Also Mary, his wife, who died February 7th, 1800, aged 51 years.
Here lieth the body of William Wickham Davies, son of William Davies of Aberystwyth, Grocer, who died 4th May 1798, aged 1 year and 9 months. Here also lieth the remains of the above named William Davies, who departed this life the 30th Apri1 1801, aged 40 years. Also Margaret, wife of the above named William Davies, who departed this life 26th day of December 1848, aged 89 years.
Here lieth the mortal remains of Mabella Davies, wife of David Davies, of Aberystwyth (mercer), who departed this life the 25th day of March 1802, aged 33 years
Sacred to the memory of Robert Jones of Aberystwyth, Ironmonger. Formerly of Towyn, Merionethshire, who departed this life on the 17th of January, 1814, aged 28 years.
Sacred to the memory of Margaret Davies, the wife of John Davies of Aberystwyth, who departed this life March 2nd 1830, aged 87 years. Also to the memory of the above named John Davies, who departed this life on the 27th day of March 1833, aged 82 years.
Here lieth the body of Richard, son of John and Mary Richards of Cwmwythig in this parish, who departed this life on the 18th day of April 1823, aged 1 year and 10 months.
Sacred to the memory of David, son of John and Mary Richards of Cwmwythig in this parish, who departed this life on the 6th day of August 1817, aged 16 months. .
Er serchus gof am Jane Lewis, anwyl briod Jenkin Lewis, Black Horse, Aberystrwyth, yr hon a fu farw Rhagfyr 22 1883, yn 59 mlwydd oed.
Er serchus gof am Elizabeth Morgan, Y Gors, bu farw Gorphenaf 18, 1886, yn 58 mlwydd oed.
Sacred to the memory of David Jenkins of Comins Coch in this parish, who departed this life on the 9th day of March 1818, aged …. In memory of Ann Jenkins, wife of David Jenkins of Comins Coch, died November 9th 1837, aged Here lieth the body of Richard Jenkins (shoemaker), late of Comins Coch in this parish, who departed this life on the 15th day of May 1834, aged 30 years.
In memory of Hugh Hughes, mariner, who was lost with the sloop Eunice, September 10th 1842, aged 35 years. Also of Margaret, wife of the above named Hugh Hughes, who died August 19th 1891, aged 83 years. Here lieth the body of John Hughes, tailor, of Aberystwyth, and son of the above named, who died August 29th 1879, aged 40 years.
Albert, I visited the above on Saturday (May 2007).. Unfortunately the church arranged for the churchyard to be tidied up and the gravestones H59 and H60 are no longer in the positions shown in your map. H59 still exists and is in a line of gravestones to the left of it's original position when you face the church. H60 does not appear to exist and may have been damaged when the work was carried out. I have also found out that according to the parish records at the NLW another of my relatives, Morgan Hughes was buried in the churchyard in 1878 but I believe the grave is unmarked. Many thanks for all your help. With time permitting I would like to add to the info I have already sent you. Regards Mike Hughes
In loving memory of Elizabeth, wife of John Hughes, tailor, of Aberystwyth, who died Sep 2nd 1890, aged 45 years.
On the death of her husband Margaret Hughes, with her young child, John, and obviously pregnant for she had another boy, Charles, in 1842, lived in Baker street, Aberystwyth.. She became a cap maker by 1851 when she lived at Windmill Court, an area of low roofed houses off Eastgate Street where a working windmill once stood, with her son John, aged 12 and a tailor, and her nine year old son, Charles. John Hughes is recorded in the 1871 Census living in High street, Aberystwyth, with his wife Elizabeth, and two young daughters Margaret and Elizabeth; his mother, Margaret, then lived in Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth.
I have been researching my family tree as my father was originally from Aberystwyth. I found your website by accident but I am glad I did. While I was checking through the churchyard index I noted John Hughes Ref. No. H59. He is my Great Great Grandfather. I was quite excited by the research that had been carried out by you, particularly as you mention Margaret Hughes. She married Henry (Harry The Boat) Hughes in 1889 and lived in Poplar Row until 1909 when she died at the age of 40. They are both buried in the cemetery on Llanbadarn Road. Another member of the family I am trying to trace is Bridgard Edwards who married John Hughes in Llanbadarn in 1814. They had three sons Morgan (1818), John (1821) and William (1822). I would be very interested in the CD of the plan of the churchyard. Please could you advise me of what I need to do. Kind regards Mike Hughes
Further to my e mail earlier today I have found a photograph of the gravestone of Margaret and Harry Hughes in the cemetery on Llanbadarn Road. Harry Hughes died in 1946 not 1942.
John J Hughes was my Great uncle. He was known as John 'Bach the Donkey' and worked as a groundsman at the university. He was killed on a Sunday morning when some scaffolding he was walking past collapsed on him. I don't know where the incident occurred. His photograph is in the book 'Aberystwyth Yesterday' which was published about 30 years ago.
Incidently my Grandmother is also in the book. There is a photograph of a Sunday school coach trip about 1914? She is the young girl with the big hat at the front of the group. Evan John Hughes is my Grandfather and husband of Ella Hughes. He worked as a firelighter/fitter at Aberystwyth locomotive shed. He could not work on the footplate as he was colour blind.
I hope this information is of interest to you.
Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Morgan ....
In memory of Captn William Davies of Aberystwyth, who departed this life June the 26th 1873, aged 84 years. "And there the weary be at rest". Also of his wife Ellen, who departed this life May the 3rd 1887, aged 90 years. Thy will be done.
William and Ellen Davies are recorded in the Censuses of 1851, 1861 and 1871, residing in Baker Street, Aberystwyth, where they let rooms to lodgers.
Er coffadwriaeth am Mary, gwraig David Evans o Rockhouse yn y plwyf hwn, yr hon a fu farw Rhagfyr 17 eg 1839, yn 45 oed.
Yma David Evans, Rockhouse yn y plwyf hwn, yr hwn a fu farw 9 Tachwedd ....
John Morgan, gynt o Troedyrhiw, Llanfarian, yr hwn a fu farw Tachwedd 7 1836, yn 66 oed. Hefyd Mary, gwraig John Morgan, uchod, a fu farw Rhagfyr 24 1839, yn 64 oed
In memory of Margaret, wife of Thomas James of Aberystwith, master mariner, who died April 20 1857, aged 57 years. Also the above named Thomas James, who died Febry 14th 1862, aged 64.
Sacred to the memory of Evan Thomas, ropemaker, Aberystwyth, who died on the 7th day of January 1847, aged 48. Also to the memory of Margaret, wife of the above named Evan Thomas, aged 84 years.
In the Census of 1841 Evan Thomas, listed as ‘William Thomas' lived in Windmill Court with his wife Margaret and daughter, Catherine.
Sacred to the memory of Henry Thomas, mason of Aberystwyth, who departed this life on the 5th day of August 1865, aged 69 years.
In 1861 Henry Thomas lived in Skinner Street, Aberystwyth, with his wife, Rachel.
Yma y gorphwys y rhan farwol o Mary Thomas, merch David a Jane Thomas, .Aberystwith, bu farw Tachwedd 9 1846, yn 22 oed. In memory of David Thomas, mason of Aberystwith, who died April 22 1829, aged 28 years. Here lieth the body of Mary Jones, wife of Thomas Jones of Aberystwyith, mariner, ....
Sacred to the memory of Anne Pugh, daughter of Elias and Catherine Pugh, Dinas View, Pwllhobi, who died Feby 18 1904, aged 59 years. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord for they rest from their labours.
Er coffadwriaeth am John Lewis o'r pentref hwn, a fu farw Mai 3ydd 1859, yn 78 oed. Etto Helena Lewis, ei wraig, yr hon a fu farw Hydref 19eg 1845, yn 67 oed.
Er cof am Mary Ann Jones, merch William a Catherine Jones, Trefechan, yr hon a fu farw Hydref 25 1860, yn 9 mis oed.
Here lieth the body of David Richards, late of Rhydyfirian in this parish, who departed this life the 28th day of November 1815, aged 55 years. Here lieth the body of Mary Richards, late of Rhydyfirian in this parish, who departed this life the 9th day of July 1833, aged 69 years.
David Richards was the son of John Richards who leased Rhydyfirian Farm from the Powells of Nanteos in May 1779 on a lease for three lives. The rent on the farm was £7 annually with the additional duties of providing the landlord with one hen and forty eggs at Shrovetide and six chickens at Whitsuntide: in addition the tenants had to provide a day's labour carrying muck and two days labour reaping as well as agreeing to grind their wheat and other grain at Rhydyfelin Mill.
In memory of John, son of Morgan and Eleanor Richards, Tanycoed in this parish who departed this life June 9th 1825 aged 9 weeks. Also John, died the 15th of June 1835, aged 8 years. Also Evan, son of Morgan and Eleanor Richards, who died 22nd day of July 1839, aged 23 yrs. In memory of Hugh, the son of Morgan and Eleanor Richards, Tanycoed in this parish, who departed this life 25th April 1838, aged 19 years. Er serchus gof am David Richards, Cefncoch, yr hwn a fu farw Mawrth 14eg 1897, yn 62 ml. oed. Hefyd Eleanor, priod Evan Evans, Tyn-y-gyn, yr hon a fu farw Gor 16 1823, yn 64 ml oed.. Y garreg hon sydd yw ddangos y faw ar lIe y claddwyd y rhan ddaearod Evan Evans, gynt o Dy'nyclyn, joiner, yr hwn a fu farw y ddyd cyntaf o fis Medi 1813 yn 46 oed. Coffadwriaeth am Morgan Richards, Tanycoed yn y plwyf hwn, yr hwn a fu farw Chwefror 28ain 1858 yn 68 mlwydd oed. Ac am Eleanor, ei wraig, yr hon a fu farw Mehefin 27ain 1861, yn 67 ml. oed.
In memory of Jenkin Lloyd, Aberystwyth, joiner, who died February 11th 1852, aged 79 years. To the memory of Charlotte, wife of the aforesaid Jenkin Lloyd, who died Sept 6th, 1850, aged 78 years.
Er coffadwriaeth am Evan Jones, mab Evan ac Anne Maria Jones, Cefyncoch yn yr pIwyf hwn, yr hwn a fu farw Tachwedd 25ain 1857, yn 13 mlwydd oed. Hefyd am Evan Jones, uchod, bu farw Hydref laf, 1859, yn 69 mlwydd oed. Ac am Anne Maria, ei wraig, yr hon a fu farw Awst 22ain, 1859, yn 45 mlwydd oed.
Er coffadwriaeth Susan Evans, merch David a Mary Evans, Rockhouse yn y plwyf hwn, yr hon a fu farw Tachwedd 7ed 1856 yn 37 ml. oed.
Here lieth the remains of Margaret Lewis of Aberystwyth, who departed this life on the 12th day of May 1845, aged 89 years. Here lieth the body of John Morgan, (currier of Aberystwyth), who departed this life on the 20th day of May 1848.
Sacred to the memory of Thomas Owen, late Lieutenant of the 49th Regiment, a man surpassed by few in benevolence of disposition, candour and integrity of heart, who died on the 25th day of February, 1784, aged 45 years. Also Richard Owen, son of the above named Thomas Owen, who departed this life on me 15th day of August 1806, aged 25 years. Also Thomas Owen, son of the above named Thomas Owen, who departed this life on the 9th day of August 1833, aged 54 years. Also Eleanor Owen, mother of the above R and T Owen, who departed this life on the 15th day of May 1835, aged 85 years.
Sacred to the memory of M. Thomas Morgan, solicitor and banker of Aberystwyth, who departed this life April 20th 1807, aged 44. His death is justly lamented by his family, much regretted by his friends, and a loss to many. Also to the beloved memory of Catherine, relict of the above named Thomas Morgan, who departed this life on the 20th day of Febry 1834, aged 72 years. Also to the memory of Anne Margaret, relict of Mr John Hughes, surgeon, of Aberystwyth, and daughter of the above named Thomas and Catherine Morgan, who departed this life on the 26th day of October 1814, aged 24 years. Thomas Owen Morgan, J .P., D.L., barrister-at-law, eldest son of Thomas and Catherine Morgan, who died December 5th 1878, aged 77 years.
Here lieth the body of John Morgan, late of Aberystwyth, timber merchant, who died June 21st 1785, aged 53 years. He maintained thro' life the strictest integrity in his dealings. He was a steady, active and sincere friend and his affection for his family was exemplary. This tribute of gratitude and justice to his memory is paid by his surviving family, a widow and two sons. Here also lies the body of Ann Morgan, wife of the above John Morgan. She died March the fifth 1795, aged 63 years. Near this place lie also buried seven of his children by Ann, his widow above mentioned, who all died in infancy. Also greatly lamented by her family and friends, Jane, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Morgan. Born August 1794. Died February 1860.
In affectionate rememberance of Mary Morgan, second daughter of Thomas and Catherine Morgam, who died on the 1st of December 1873, in her 82nd year. Also of Catherine, last surviving daughter of Thomas and Catherine Morgan, who died May 10th 1876, aged 72 years.
The above were all related to M. Thomas Morgan and further memorials to the Morgan family are contained within the Church, in the North Transept. Thomas Morgan was a partner in an early Aberystwyth bank, probably the Ship Bank, (Banc y Llong), and, with his wife, Catherine, had the following children: Anne Margaret, Mary, Jane, Thomas Owen and Catherine, though there were one or two others, girls, who died in infancy and were buried in the Chancel. Thomas Owen Morgan was a well known figure in Aberystwyth and was Mayor of the town in 1862 and 1863. He married late in life and was survived by his wife, Jane, who died in Aberystwyth on October 6th 1881. Thomas Owen Morgan was author of the 'New Guide to Aberystwyth' of 1848, and a supporter of the newly opened University College of Wales at Aberystwyth to which he donated his collection of papers and artefacts but they were destroyed in the great fire at the College. There is a reproduction of a painting of Thomas Owen Morgan, taken from Nantceiro, in ‘Aberystwyth and its Court Leet'
Er serchus gof am Richard Jenkins, o'r pentref hwn, yr hwn a fu farw Mawrth 15fed 1878, yn 28ml . oed.
It is possible that this is the Richard Jenkins mentioned by Professor Bowen in his ‘A History of Llanbadarn Fawr', as the "railway number taker" of the Census of 1871.
Underneath Richard Jacob, master mariner of Aberystwith, who departed this life June 13th 1824, aged 90 years. Sibyl Jacob, died October 24th 1826, aged 90 years. Catherine Jacob, daughter of the above, who died May 12th 1857, aged 83.
Yma mae'n gophwys y rhan ddaearol o David Evans, mab Richard a Mary Evans, yr hwn a fu farw Ionawr 12 1833, yn 21 oed.
In memory of John Owens, of Aberystwyth, cabinet maker, who departed this life 18th April 1829, aged 19 years. To the memory of John Owens, who, for upwards of 16 years, lived a faithful servant to the families of Penglaise of this parish, who departed this life on the 16th day of July 1827, aged 75 years. Here lieth the body of Bridget Owens, wife of John Owens, who departed this transitory life on the 5th day of January 1816, aged 65 years. Here lieth the body of Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Griffith and Eleanor Jones, in the parish of Llanfihangelgenerol, who died April 7 1827, aged 32 years.
Er serchus gof am Mary Thomas, anwyl briod David Thomas, Angel Inn, Aberystwyth, yr hon a fu farw Ebrill y 14eg, 1875, yn 67 mlwydd oed.
In memory of Dorothy June Williams, who died at Aberystwyth, June 1st 1865, aged 62 years.
Underneath lieth what was mortal of John Morgans, Aberystwyth, shoemaker, who departed this life the 2nd of April, 1800, aged 33 years.
In memory of David, son of John and Mary Griffiths of Nanteos Arms in this parish, who died Septenber 7th 1831, aged 20 years. Also Edward Griffiths who died Feb 2nd 1833, aged 16 years. Likewise Griffith, Mary, and Griffith Griffiths, were buried here who died young.
Sacred to the memory of John Griffiths, Nanteos Arms in this parish, who departed this life the 10th of March 1837, aged 58 years.
In memory of Frederick G. Edwards, died Febry 2nd 1866, aged 6 weeks and 3 days.
In the Baptism Register of Llanbadarn Church is recorded the baptism of Frederick George Edwards on the 4th of January 1866. His mother was Mary Edwards and her address was given as the “Union, Aberystwyth” which was the Workhouse at Bronglais, Aberystwyth.
Er serchus gof am Morgan Theophilus, mab John a Magdalene Theopilus o'r pentref hwn, bu farw Tachwedd 11, 1901, yn 29 mlwydd oed. Hefyd am Mary Jane, merch John a Magdalene Theophilus, bu farw Ebrill 11, 1885, yn 23 mlwydd oed.
Er serchus gof am John Theophilus o'r pentref hwn, bu farw Mehefin 19, 1896, yn 63 mlwydd oed. Hefyd am Madalene, ei briod, bu farw Tachwedd 14, 1910, yn 71 mlwydd oed.
John Theophilus was a butcher with premises at Aberystwyth where he lived, at Princess street, with his wife, Magdalene, and six children, Mary Jane, Sarah, John, David, Morgan and Margaret in the early 1870's though he appears to have moved to Llanbadarn Fawr by 1890. Magdalene was the daughter of John Evans of Blaencarrog and was living near Merthyr Tydfil when she married John Theophilus in 1860. According to the terms of her father's will she was to inherit one-third of his estate, amounting to £60 on her marriage but for some reason she did not receive her share of the inheritance in full from her sister after her father's death in 1863 and, despite sueing her sister she never got; her full share. Her husband, John, was also involved in several court cases and in 1871 came close to a prison sentence. He was involved with one John Morgan who was accused of stealing four sheep and selling them to John Theophilus for £2.15.10d (£2.79) as a result of which Morgan was transported for seven years. The Chairman in passing sentence on Morgan was very critical of John Theophilus and intimated that he had narrowly avoided being sent to prison. Magdalene Theophilus was the aunt of Mary Davies, a quiet 38 year old member of the Soar Methodist Chapel in Borth who was suffocated in her bed with a pillow by her brother-in-law, Thomas Richards. He was hung in November 1894 at Carmarthen. Morgan Theophilus was a horse dealer who was mentioned in the Cambrian News in April 1894. It seems that his father, John, had sued Evan Jenkins, the landlord of the Black Lion at Llanbadarn, for £50 as compensation for a black eye he had received during a vestry meeting when he claimed he was assaulted; he was awarded £4 with costs. After the case John Theophilus wrote to 'Baner ac Amserau' Cymru' alleging that the Black Lion supplied drinks to drunkards even early in the morning and on Sundays; apparently John Theophilus and his three sons had taken to standing around the Black Lion on Sundays to prove their point but Evan Jenkins sued for libel and was awarded £75 damages against 'Baner'.
In loving memory of Mary, daughter of John and Catherine Phillips of Aberystwyth, who died Decbr 13th, 1879, aged 51 years.
Here lieth the body of Thomas, son of Benjamin and Mary Philips of Aberystwyth, who departed this life on the 9th of September 1796, aged 1 year. Mourn not for me my parents dear, I am not dead but sleeping here; my end you know, my grave you see, therefore prepare to follow me. Also to the memory of the above named Benjamin Philips, late tide-waiter, the customs, Aberystwyth, who died the 24th day of February 1817, aged 62 years.
In memory of John Phillips of Aberystwyth, died February 12th 1872, aged 69 years. Also of Catherine, his wife, who died August 30th, 1876, aged 78 years.
John Phillips was a grocer who lived in Little Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, with his wife Catherine and their daughter, Mary, and son Pryse, in 1871.
In loving memory of Frederick Thormas Day, died Oct 1st 1894, aged 36 years. Also Frederick George, the beloved son of the above and Louisa Maria, his wife, died Novr 20th 1899, aged 9 years.
In the Census of 1871 Frederick T. Day, as a young boy, was recorded as being born in London and staying with his uncle and aunt, Thomas and Margaret Williams, at the 'Prince Llewellyn', a public house in Bridge street, Aberystwyth.
Er coffadwriaeth am John Edwards, mab David ac Ann Edwards, Beulah, Ddyffrynpaith, bu farw Rhagfyr 24 1881, yn 24 oed.
In affectionate rememberance of John Cole, of Aberystwyth, chemist and druggist, who, after a long and severe illness endured with patience and resignation, departed this life on the 8th day of February, 1859, in the 53rd year of his age. Also to the memory of Jane Cole, widow of the above named John Cole, who entered into rest Oct 31st 1892, aged 82. Also to the memory of Alice Ann Jones, widow of the late Revd. John Jones, and daughter of the above named John and Jane Cole, who died 21st March 1893, aged 48. Underneath lie the remains of Anne Cole, wife of Edward Lawford Cole, late Adjutant, Royal Cardigan Militia, who died May 16th 1815, aged 48. Also to the memory of the above named Edward Lawford Cole, who died June 16th, 1819, aged 66.
In affectionate rememberance of Mansel Lawford Cole, who died the 30th November 1872, after three days illness at Somerset East, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, aged 34 years. Also of Mansel Lawford cole, second son of Edward Cole, Pier Street, Aberystwyth, who died 23rd April 1876, aged 3 years.
John Cole was a chemist in Pier Street, Aberystwyth, where he lived with his wife Jane,and their children John, Edward, Mansel, Ida (who died young) and Alice Anne. He was also a druggist and tea dealer with another shop in Terrace Road in 1848 for he advertised in the 1848 'New Guide to Aberystwyth that he was selling "Fine black teas, loaf sugar, Turkey and Jamaica coffee, cocoa paste, chocolate paste and powder, spices, dandelion coffee, raspberry and strawberry jam, red and blackcurrant jelly, Jordan almonds, Indian mangoes, anchovies, potted meat, bloaters and shrimps; French and Durham mustard, snuffs, snuffboxes, fancy smelling bottles in great varieties, macaroni and vermicelli, Worcestershire sauce and Lea and Perrins” amongst other foods. He also sold 'Wiltshire cheese, Havannah cigars, lemonade, and soda water, wax candles, fancy biscuits, sugar candy, barley sugar, ginger and raisin wine; hair, nail and tooth brushes, gunpowder and shot'. Two children of John Cole lie buried in St. Michael's Churchyard at Aberystwyth; they were Edward Mansel, who died on the 3rd of April, 1836, aged 19 months and Ida, who died on the 8th of November, 1842, in her second year. John Cole was the Registrar of both the 1841 and the 1851 Census. He also broke his leg twice: in 1873 he broke a bone in his leg whilst walking along Tanybwlch beach and was alone for two hours before being rescued by two men; and in 1881 he slipped on some frost covered steps in Liverpool. John Cole's son, Mansel, died in South Africa but another son, Edward, became a grocer in Pier Street, Aberystwyth, where he lived with his wife, Jane, in 1871, and their children; Ida, Harriet, Blanch, Annie, Florence and John: their second son was Mansel Lawford Cole who died in 1876. John Cole's youngest daughter, Alice Ann, was married to the Rev. John E. Jones; their son, Edward Whetnall Jones was buried in the family vault and a memorial was placed in the Chancel of the Church. It is a lancet window designed by Mr J.P. Seddon, and the design shows the figure of Faith with her hand on the head of a child, who is pointing up to Heaven to the Angels, who are singing the hymn 'Glory to God in the highest'.
In memory of John Jones, smith, who died April 23rd 1815, aged 33 years. Also Mary Jones, wife of the above ....
In memory of Catherine, wife of Richard Jones, sawyer, of Aberystwyth, who died on the 2nd day of August, 1859, aged 45 years. Also to the memory of the above named Richard Jones, who died on the 19th day of April, 1871, aged 61 years. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Here lieth the body of Thomas Thomas of Pendre, Llanbadarn, buried August 5th, 1819, aged 25 years.