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Davies, Sir William Llewelyn (1887–1952), librarian, was born at Plas Gwyn schoolhouse, near Pwllheli, on 11 October 1887, the third child and younger son of William Davies and his wife, Jane Evans, both natives of Llanafan, Cardiganshire. His father, formerly the earl of Lisburne's...

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Jones, Sir John Morris- (1864–1929), Welsh scholar and poet, was born at Trefor, Llandrygarn, Anglesey, on 17 October 1864, the eldest son of Morris Jones (d. 1879) and his wife, Elizabeth Roberts, shopkeepers, both originally of Llanrug, Caernarvonshire. When he was three years old his parents moved to ...

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Parry, Sir David Hughes (1893–1973), jurist and university administrator, was born on 3 January 1893 at Llanaelhaearn, Caernarvonshire, the eldest of three sons and of four children of John Parry JP, a farmer, and his wife, Anne Hughes, great-great-niece of Griffith Davies, the actuary. Childhood on a hill farm from which a living could be wrested only by unremitting labour left an indelible mark on him. The family and community in which he grew up were both Welsh-speaking and deeply religious; ...

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Williams, Sir Thomas Herbert Parry- (1887–1975), Welsh scholar and writer, was born at Tŷ'r Ysgol, Rhyd-ddu, Caernarvonshire on 21 September 1887, the second child and eldest son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Henry Parry-Williams (1858–1925), schoolmaster at Rhyd-ddu...