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Jones, William [pseud. Gwilym Cadfan] (bap. 1726, d. 1795), poet and radical, was baptized on 18 June 1726 at Llangadfan parish church, Montgomeryshire, the youngest of three sons born to William Siôn Dafydd (1666–1758), a farmer and stagecoach guard, and his second wife, ...


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Peacock, John Macleay (1817–1877), poet and Chartist, was born on 21 or 31 March 1817 at Kincardine, Perthshire, the seventh of eight children of William Peacock, seaman (his mother is unrecorded). While his family was young Peacock's father was lost at sea, and the struggle for existence became severe. No formal education is recorded, and ...