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Marged ferch Ifan (bap. 1696, d. 1793), harpist and wrestler, was probably born in Beddgelert, Caernarvonshire, and baptized in the parish church on 10 May 1696, one of at least eleven children born to Ifan Powell and his wife, Elizabeth Hughes. She became known far beyond ...


Sir Thomas Parkyns, second baronet (1664–1741) by unknown engraver, pubd 1713 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Thomas Seccombe

revised by Adrian N. Harvey

Parkyns, Sir Thomas, second baronet (1664–1741), writer on wrestling, was born at Bunny in Nottinghamshire; he was the second son of Sir Thomas Isham Parkyns (1639–1684), of Bunny, who became first baronet in 1681, and Anne, only daughter and heir of Thomas Cressey...