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and Hendref Brys) conveyed the lordship of Yspytty to her son John Edwards, who in turn increased the family possessions by marrying Sarah, daughter of Edward Owen of Crogen Idon. The next lord of Yspytty, John Edwards (son of John and Sarah), became the son-in-law of Dean Powell of St. Asaph, and was the brother of a Sarah Edwards who married Thomas Price of Gwernhowel. The Edwards family of Gallt y Celyn (for arms see Fig. 7) are said1 to be descendants of Edwin, Lord of Englefield, who flourished about A.D. 1041, and bore-argent, Cross fleury engrailed sable inter four Cornish Choughs.


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family ended in a John Edwards, who died, s. p., in 1771, the lordship of Yspytty then devolving upon Price Jones, grandson of the Sarah Edwards and Thomas Price above mentioned. This Price Jones was also a descendant of a junior branch of the Plas Iolyn Prices.

Reverting now to Thomas Price, son of Captain Thomas Price, this gentleman is said to have married Jane second daughter of Hugh Wynne of Berth ddu.

1 Archd. John Evans' History of Pentrevoelas, MS.

2 History of Pentrevoelas, where uncertainty is expressed whether she was the second wife of Thomas Price, senior, and not of Thomas Price, junior.

Her second son, Peter Price of Llaniwllun [? Llanuwchllyn], married Margaret, daughter of Rowland Vaughan of Cae'r gai, and her memorial tablet in Llanrwst Church records that her father-in-law ("Thomas Price of Plasiolun, Esq.") was interred near the Communion Table in Yspytty Church, and that she, upon being widowed after nearly 50 years of married life, survived her husband a further 16 years-"She having in her

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widowhood removed herself to this Towne for being near this church for several of her latter years was a Constant Attendant on the Service of it." She died October 8th, 1710, aged 89 years. This Peter Price's elder brother, William Price, married Margaret Price of Tyfol, and their family consisted of three sons

1 Extracts (July 4, 1805) by the Rev. David Price, J.P. Other authorities give William Price's wife as Margaret, daughter of Lloyd.

Peter, David of Fedw Deg, and John. David, the second son, was the father of the Rev. Thomas Price, who married Anne Edwards, heiress of Talgarth, in Glyn Ceiriog, and their children were three daughters and one son, the Rev. David Price, a Carnarvonshire magistrate, residing in 1805 at Hendre Rhys Gethin, Bettws y Coed.

Peter Price, elder son of William and Margaret Price, was the father of the Thomas Price (of Gwernhowel, Fig. 8), who married Sarah Edwards, and

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Thomas Price's child Sarah' was the mother of the Price Jones who (as already mentioned) succeeded to the lordship of Yspytty. He in turn was succeeded in the lordship by his son Price Jones, in whose time the lordship was alienated. This Price Jones lived at Cefn Coch (Fig. 9) and at Berth ddu (near Ruthin), a residence which seems to have been in the family since the time of Thomas Price and Jane Wynne. There still exists in the possession of the

1 MS. pedigree of Dr. Price Jones, Rhyl.

Price Jones family a water-colour portrait (Fig. 10) of this last lord of Yspytty, made in 1830 by Mr. Mackie from an original painting in 1796. His son Price Jones (Fig. 11), born 1822, lived at Berth ddu and at Rhyl, where he practised as a physician and

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surgeon, and filled many public positions; as Volunteer officer, he was honoured by a military funeral in 1865. His widow, Mrs. Mary Anne Jones, who survived him nearly 40 years, was a daughter of Col. Jos. Peers by Dorothy Lloyd whose father was

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