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Williams, Zephaniahlocked

(c. 1795–1874)
  • Matthew Cragoe

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Williams, Zephaniah (c. 1795–1874), Chartist and geologist, was probably a native of the Sirhowy valley, near Newport, Monmouthshire. Little is known of his early life, but by 1830 he had married Joan, daughter of Llewelyn Llewelyn, a yeoman farmer on Mynyddislwyn, and embarked upon a career as a geologist. He prospected for coal in the ...

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