Rebecca Riots, 1839-1844.



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E. A. Lewis Papers,

  • GB 0210 EALEWIS
  • Fonds
  • [c. 1910]-1941 /

Academic papers of Edward Arthur Lewis, [c.1910]-1941, comprising abstracts from medieval and modern public records, including Chancery, Exchequer, Star Chamber and Court of Requests Proceedings, Ministers' Accounts, Subsidies, Chamberlains' Accounts, Pleas before the Justice of North Wales, and Quarter Sessions and Great Sessions records; abstracts from the Powys, Wynnstay, Brogyntyn, and Bronwydd Archives, with schedules of manorial records contained in these deposits; memoranda on the Welsh records in the Public Record Office; abstracts of records and notes on the lordships of Cydewain, Arwystli, Cyfeiliog, Broniarth, and Ardudwy; material for the history of Welsh boroughs (supplementing that published in Lewis, E. A., Medieval Boroughs of Snowdonia (London, 1912)); collections for the study of Welsh trade, commerce, customs duties, industry, shipping and agriculture; drafts of studies on Welshmen in London and the Welsh Fair (Barnet) from the Sessions Records of Middlesex in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Rebecca Movement, the Abbey of Strata Florida, claims of the study of Welsh History upon the attention of the University of Wales, country life in medieval Merioneth, the Kyffin family, the Raglawship of Cardiganshire, the coal and tobacco trade in Pembrokeshire; reports on theses and essays; and letters from Sir William Llewellyn Davies (1887-1952), Sir John Edward Lloyd (1861-1947), and others.

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

Letter relating to the Rebecca riots,

  • NLW MS 2114C.
  • File
  • 1901.

A letter by Godorfig, i.e. Edward Davies, Dolcaradog, Machynlleth, written for publication in the Welsh Gazette (see issue for January 24th 1901) in the course of a newspaper controversy relating to the Rebecca riots, 1842-1844.

Davies, Edward, 1820-1908.


A volume of miscellaneous transcripts and extracts largely of Carmarthen and Carmarthenshire interest. The contents include an alphabetical list of place-names in England, Wales, and Scotland, with etymological notes; an alphabetical list of English, Welsh, and other personal names, with brief notes on their derivation; notes on the chief elements in Celtic river names, English place-name elements, English vocabulary, Carmarthen fairs, folk-names, genealogy, early Britain, Owen Glyndwr, the monastic orders, the Stone-Age men, 'Twm Sion Catty's alleged marriage with the Heiress of Ystradffin', etc.; annotated transcripts of the last letters written by David Rees, Llanelly, who was hanged at Carmarthen in 1888; an account of Sir Hugh Vaughan, the duellist, from 'Les Chroniques de Jersey' written in 1585 by Samuel de Carteret, with an English translation; a transcript of a letter from Theo. Jones, Brecon, to the Reverend James Donne, D.D., Oswestry, 1804 (the genealogy of the Donnes of Radnorshire); notes on William Barlow, bishop of St. Davids, etc.; a poll of the parish of St. Peter's, Carmarthen, 1855, for the 'final extinction of Church-Rates'; a list of place-names in cos. Caermarthen, Cardigan, and Pembroke, 'as on Emanuel Bowen's County Seats Map of Wales', ca 1710'; transcripts of deeds of lease and release of the Quaker meeting-house at Caermarthen, 1748-1831; lists of names of persons extracted from records of the borough of Caermarthen, 1530-1835, and an annotated alphabetical list of place-names from the same source; notes on the recorders, 1569-1890, chamberlains, 1633-[1831], town clerks, ante 1578/9-1825, sword-bearers, [1688]-1823, and civic serjeants-at-mace, 1578-1831, of the borough of Caermarthen; transcripts of a final concord relating to properties in Eweny, Golwynston, Landowe, Wyke, Coychurche, Peterston, Pendyloyn, Saint George's, Saint Andreas, Wenvo, Cadoxton, Coston, Pennarth, Cogan, Landav, Whitechurche, Aberdare, and Saint Johns, and the advowson of the church of Peterston, co. Glamorgan, 1583, and of an estreat of the court roll of the manor of Peterston super Ely, co. Glamorgan, 1633; a transcript, with an English translation, of the roll of fealty and presentments on the accession of Edward, the Black Prince, to the Princedom of Wales, 1343; transcripts of 'Can Morfudd i'r Gyllell' by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg', of a letter from Thomas Jones ('Twm Sion Cati'), Tregaron, to Gregory Price, the Priorye, Hereford, containing a pedigree of the recipient's family taken from Llyfr Baglan (The Book of Baglan), and of the will and probate of Sarah Daniel of Brondawe, parish of Llanegwad, co. Carmarthen, 1838; extracts from a lecture on 'The Public Records relating to Wales' by Richard Arthur Roberts ('son of the late respected Jonathan Roberts, of Dark Gate, Carmarthen'), delivered before the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1889 [see Y Cymmrodor, vol. X, 1889, pp. 157-206]; 'The Rising of the Welsh Rebecca-ites', probably in the form of extracts from newspaper files; a description of the arms of Sir William Nott, G.C.B. ( from the College of Heralds, by favour of T. M. J. Watkin, Portcullis, 1895); annotated transcripts of elegies in memory of the Reverend Peter Williams, Carmarthen, by Griffith Williams ('Gutyn Peris'), Braich Talog, and John Williams, St. Athan; English translations by the scribe of the Fabeln ('Fables') of Gotthold Ephrain Lessing and of Streit and Friede ('Strife & Peace or a few Scenes in Norway') by Frederica Bremer; geological notes on South Wales, with illustrations; extracts from Chas. Knight: The Pictorial History of England; a transcript of the letters patent granting county status to the borough of Carmarthen, 1604; forms of legal instruments, bills, insurance policies, etc.; 'Key to Norie's Navigation' [ i.e., John William Norie: . . Practical Navigation]; 'Exercises in Mathematics, etc.'; a list of Griffith wills and administrations among the ecclesiastical probate records in the St. Davids Diocesan Registry at Carmarthen; etc. The volume was originally in the form of loose leaves of uniform size contained in a box-file lettered 'Ex Alcwyn Evans MSS. Miscellanea'.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Press cuttings,

Press cuttings comprising biographical notices of G. G. T. Treherne, John Ward, and Catherine Jones, Bwlchgwernog; the Rebecca Riots; 'the Welsh Hwyl'; St Margaret, Queen of Scotland; Restalrig; Ogham by Arthur Machen; farmers's numerals; etc.

Spurrell Family Papers,

  • GB 0210 SPUELL
  • Fonds
  • 1817-1984 /

Personal and family papers, including letters to William Spurrell on phonetics and spelling reform, 1848-1885, and Spurrell family history, 1873-1885; letters from Sir James and Lady Hills-Johnes of Dolaucothi, 1885-1917; printed material regarding Welsh mutations and spelling reform, 1876-1889; notes on the Rebecca riots and Carmarthen history, 1872, with additions by H. W. Spurrell, [20th century]; personal papers of, and letters from, Walter Spurrell, 1858-1900; papers relating to Dr Charles Spurrell, including a volume of family pedigrees; letters concerning possible evidence for Welsh Indians, 1891-1892; a diary of Edith Spurrell, 1865; papers relating to Elizabeth Thomas's family, 1817-1839; travel journals and accounts of members of Florence Mary Turner's family, 1821-1902; and miscellaneous papers of H. W. Spurrell, [c.1900]-1984.

Spurrell family, (of Carmarthen)

Tour journals,

  • NLW MS 16582i-viiiC.
  • File
  • 1841-1843 /

Eight notebooks containing journals, 1841-1843, kept by (Lady) Marianne Lewis, of tours on the Continent and in South Wales, in the company of her husband (Sir) Thomas Frankland Lewis of Harpton Court.
The journals contain accounts of their tour of France and Germany, 28 April-7 June 1841 (16582iC, ff. 1-20); Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 9 June-29 August 1841 (16582iiC, ff. 21-73); Italy (mainly Rome and Naples), 30 August 1841-[19] January 1842 (16582iiiC, ff. 74-128), 20 January-10 March 1842 (16582ivC, ff. 129-148), 11 March-10 April 1842 (16582vC, ff. 149-163), and, 12 April-27 May 1842 (16582viC, ff. 171-194 verso); and Germany and Belgium, 31 May-10 July 1842 (16582viiC, ff. 195-220); followed by a tour of South Wales, 16 October-30 December 1843, where she accompanied her husband and other members of the Commission of Inquiry into the Rebecca Riots (16582viiiC, ff. 242-259 verso).

Lewis, Marianne, Lady, 1796-1868.