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Foster, Sir Idris Llewelyn (1911–1984), Welsh and Celtic scholar, was born on 23 July 1911 at Carneddi, Bethesda, Caernarvonshire, the elder child and elder son of Harold Llewelyn Foster, of Bethesda, and his wife, Anne Jane Roberts, both shopkeepers. He was educated at ...

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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 Thomas (1904–1985), scholar of Welsh and academic administrator, was born at Brynawel, Carmel, Caernarvonshire, on 4 August 1904, the eldest of three children (all sons) of Richard Edwin Parry (1870–1942), a quarryman, and his wife Jane, née Williams (1877–1957), from Llangwnnadl...

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Williams, (John Ellis) Caerwyn (1912–1999), Celtic scholar, was born at 8 Leyshon Road in the Glamorgan mining village of Gwauncaegurwen on 17 January 1912, the eldest of three children (two sons and one daughter) of John R. Williams and his wife, Maria, née...

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Sir Thomas Herbert Parry- Williams (1887–1975) by Elliott & Fry, 1958 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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...