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Thomas Lloyd Gethin, the eldest son of Howel Lloyd ab David ab Meredydd of Bala, married Catherine, daughter and heiress of David ab Ieuan ab David of Ar Ddwyfaen (see page 196), by whom he had issue1, David Lloyd, his successor; 2, Elis ab Thomas, and two daughters—1, Elizabeth, ux. Robert Wynn of Llwyn y Bee, son of Gruffydd, fifth son of Robert ab Gruffydd ab Rhys of Maesmor; 2, Margaret, ux. Hugh ab Thomas ab David of Cil Talgarth, in Penllyn, ab Madog ab Ieuan Fychan ab Ieuan y Cott ab Gruffydd ab Madog ab Cadwgan ab Madog Heddgam of Cil Talgarth, azure, a bow and arrow distended and pointed downwards.

David Lloyd of Ar Ddwyfaen, the eldest son, married Gwen Lloyd, daughter of Cadwaladr ab Robert ab Rhys of Plas yn Rhiwlas in Penllyn, gules, a lion rampant, argent, holding in its paws a rose of the second, leaves and stem ppr. seeded or. Her mother was Jane, daughter of Maredydd ab Ieuan ab Robert of Cesail Gyfarch, who purchased Gwydir from David ab Howel Coetmor. By this lady David Lloyd had issue-1, John Lloyd, of whom presently; 2, Cadwaladr Lloyd of Penyfed, in Llangwm—1, Jane, and 2, Lowri.

John Lloyd of Ar Ddwyfaen, the eldest son, married Catherine, daughter of Edward Brereton, of Borasham, Esq., High Sheriff for co. Denbigh in 1598, and Anne, his wife, daughter of John Lloyd of Bodidris, in Ial, Esq., High Sheriff for co. Denbigh in 1551, by whom he had issue Owain Lloyd, who was the father of John Lloyd of Ddwyfaen, Harl. MS. 1969. This family is now represented by John Lloyd of Y Ddwyfaen and Plas Isaf, Esq., now living, 1876, son of John Lloyd ab John Lloyd ab David Lloyd ab John Lloyd ab David Lloyd of Ar Ddwyfaen, son and heir of the abovenamed Thomas Lloyd Gethin, who was jure uxoris of Ar Ddwyfaen.

J. Y. W. LLOYD, M.A.

(To be continued.) 1 Mont. Coll., vol. ix. Cil Talgarth in the lordship of Penllyn.

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(MENAI BRIDGE AND ELSEWHERE.) ABOUT two years ago I received an intimation from my old and valued friend Capt. D. White Griffith, the late chief constable of Anglesey, that some implements of Archaic type (eight in number), had been newly obtained during quarrying operations near the Menai Bridge, and requesting me to go over there to see them. This I immediately did ; but although the time that elapsed was very short, it had sufficed for the scattering of the find, through its disposal to various persons in the neighbourhood. Fortunately one was secured by Capt. Griffith, and this, together with another, then in the possession of the landlord of the Anglesey Arms, I had an opportunity of inspecting. I learned, subsequently, that both Lord Clarence Paget and Richard Davies, Esq., M.P., had obtained specimens. Thus four out of the eight are accounted for, but I know not what became of the rest. The account given of the discovery is that some workmen engaged in raising stone, after they had removed loose soil mixed with small stones to a depth of 7 ft., came to some large fragments of rock, under one of which were laid six, and under another, two of the implements. The place where they were found is close to the Beaumaris Road, on its upper or northern side, a few yards to the eastward of the point where it joins the great Holyhead Road. I was told at the time that beneath both roads there passes a kind of shaft, not unlike an old working for copper, and that

, the name given to this cave was “Cil Bedlem”, or the gipsey's retreat, probably because it may have been made use of by those wanderers, or others in search of a hiding place. From closer examination, however, of persons living near the spot, I ascertained that, although “Cil Bedlem” was the name of a cottage that formerly

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stood here, they could give me no certainty as to the existence of the cave. Possibly this may be identical with the “Cil Begle” described by the author of “ Beaumaris Bay", and also by Miss Angharad Llwyd, who

that the “ seat cut in the rock, with a rude arch over it, where the bishop sat during the preaching of Baldwyn here in A.D. 1188, should have been called • 'Cadair yr Archesgob', but his business being to beg the people's alms, they, upon that account, called the place Cil-Beg-le'"--a derivation, I must say, rather farfetched. It is said that traces of copper ore have been met with hereabouts, and the shaft may have been connected with mining operations, and if so, the close proximity of the place where the implements were brought to light, is suggestive as to the use originally made of them. But (supposing the cave to exist) it is now impossible to trace its course, as it is deeply buried beneath the embankment that carries the Holyhead Road.

I now proceed to describe the two specimens that came under my observation, and I also give a drawing of the one belonging to Capt. Griffith. Here it may, perhaps, be as well to mention that, although the eight varied slightly as to size and weight, still they were similar, being all of the saddler's knife type, and alike also in ornamentation, if that may be so called which was manifestly placed purposely on the flat spaces between the flanges, in order to secure a better grip for the wooden handle, and on the outside, in order to catch and retain the lashing well in its place. Both the horizontal interior and the exterior diagonal ribs are one-sixteenth of an inch broad, the former, twelve in number, commence at the distance of an inch and three quarters from the cutting end, and are a quarter of an inch apart, the latter are continued right up to the narrow end. The length of this example is six and a quarter inches, its greatest thickness, including the flange, is three quarters of an inch.

The flange, gradually dying off to the level of the flat surface at

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