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The October update adds 18 new articles featuring 24 lives and 6 portrait likenesses drawn from Black British history. The focus of this release – curated by Dr Miranda Kaufmann and Dr Anders Ingram – is early Black British history (notably the sixteenth century) and represents a very substantial expansion of this area.
One of the earliest black men recorded as living in Wales and the first for whom we have any biographical detail John Ystumllyn worked for the Wynn family as a gardener. A biography of this local notable was published in the late nineteenth century and a stone memorial was set up in the churchyard at Ynyscynhaearn.