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Towns Bala, Wales Harlech, Wales Frongoch, Wales Liverpool, England   Dublin, Ireland  
Counties Gwynedd Merionethshire   Rhirid Flaidd   Maps Welsh Surname System

 

Resources
WikiPedia Article Welsh People Welsh History - RootsWeb Article
Cyndi's List Local Government in Wales Madoc
Wales Web Guide A to Z History of Wales - WikiPedia Quakers of Wales - articles
Information about the historical counties of Wales History of Wales - BBC - #1    #2 Tracing Welsh Family History
CelticInfo.com National Library of Wales GenUki Home - http://www.genuki.org.uk/contents/
GenUkI Wales Page
FamilySearch Wiki - Wales Page County Maps of Wales Welsh Counties - Cyndi's List
Historic Counties of Wales - WikiPedia Wales IGI Batch Numbers by Counties  
Index of place Names in England and Wales - http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/places/index.html
Registration Districts in England and Wales - http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/index.htm
Alphabetical List of Registration Districts in England and Wales - http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/index.html
"Welsh Surnames - A Glimpse of 'The Surnames of Wales.' " Published 6 July 2015
Welsh Almanac Collection (in Welsh) - EOGN Article, 5 July 2016 - Library of Wales Web Page -
 
 

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Maps
Google Map showing both Bala and Harlech, Wales  
Good map of the historical counties of Wales Map of Bala, Wales Area
Google Street View - Frongoch
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See area underlined above the word "Wales" for both Bala and Harlech

Harlech, where the family burying ground is located.
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Google Street View - Coed y Foel Isaf
Google Street View - Ysbyty Ifan
Google Street View - Llanfor chapel
Google Street View - Llandderfel chapel
Map of Wales
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bala, Wales
Google map of Bala and Harlech, Wales Area
WikiPedia Article - Bala
Welcome to Bala
Bala Info Page
 

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Harlech, Wales
Google map of Bala and Harlech, Wales Area
WikiPedia Article - Harlech
BBC Article - Harlech
 
 

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Frongoch, Wales
Google Street View Map of Frongoch, Wales
 
 
 
 

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Liverpool, England
 
 
 
 
 

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Dublin, Ireland
 
 
 
 
 

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Merionethshire  County
Originated in about 1282 following King Edward 1's conquest - Sir Feirionydd or Meirionnydd  S1,
The territory that constituted Merionethshire County is now a part of Gwynedd County S2,
Merioneth. Known in Welsh as Meirionnydd. A maritime County bounded N. by Caernarfonshire, E. by Denbighshire, SE. and S. by Montgomeryshire and Cardiganshire, and W. by Cardigan Bay. Area 427,810 acres. Population 39,000. The coastline is alternatively cliffs and streches of sand and the County generally is the most mountainous in Wales. A large part of the Snowdonia National Park lies in the County. The greatest heights are Aran Mawddwy (2970ft) and Cader Idris (2929 ft). The chief rivers are the Dwyryd, the Mawddach and the Dovey. Waterfalls and small lakes are numerous the largest being Bala Lake (4 miles long and 1 mile broad). The main towns are Bala, Barmouth, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Corwen, Dolgellau, Ffestiniog and Tywyn. The main industries are agriculture and tourism  S4,
GenUki Merionethshire page
 

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Gwynedd County
Gwynedd was an independent kingdom until the 13th century when it was conquered by England
The modern Gwynedd is roughly based on the territory of the former kingdom - Formed in 1974  S2,
Gwynedd - WikiPedia
Kingdom of Gwynedd
Gwynedd Family History Society

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Welsh Surname System
The normal method of assigning surnames in the time period of circa 1700 was for not keeping the family name but each succeeding generation would adopt as its surname the first name of the parent.  This custom existed at the time of the migration of most of the Welsh into Pennsylvania, but soon the English custom of retaining the family name prevailed with the new settlers. Example of the naming system:  The Sons of Robert Cadwallader would assume the surname of Roberts.  S5,
". . . Mary, the daughter of Richard Williams, would have been known as Mary Richards, and not Mary Williams."  [Internet Genealogy Aug/Sept 2011, page 46]
Patronymic names changed from generation to generation, with a person's baptismal name being linked by ap, ab (son of) or ferch (daughter of) to the father's baptismal name to perhaps the seventh generation.[1] For example, Evan son of Thomas would be known as Evan (ap) Thomas; Evan's son, John would be John (ab) Evan; John's son Rees would be Rees (ap) John; and David's son, James, would be James (ap) David.
Wikipedia Article
Welsh Names  Pronunciation and Patronymics

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Rhirid Flaidd
The descendants of Rhirid Flaidd
Rhirid Flaidd - Short Article
Rhirid Flaidd by Professor Thomas Jones
Wikipedia Article
 

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Sources
 

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S1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_counties_of_Wales  
S2 Gwynedd - WikiPedia  
S3 "Picture taken by and map furnished by Donald Foulke, Jr., son of Donald Foulke, Sr., son of Herbert Foulke, son of Alvin Foulke, son of George Foulke.  Donald, Jr. visited there, I understand, earlier this year, 1997."
- This text was printed below the photo of the house at Bala,   -  Acc002278/Doc0959.pdf
Doc0959.pdf
S4 The National Gazetteer article on Merioneth  
S5 Jenkins, Howard M. Historical Collections Relating to Gynedd: A Township of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Settled, 1698, by Immigrants from Wales, with some data referring to the Adjoining Township of Montgomery, also settled by Welsh, Second edition. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Howard M Jenkins, 1897  Bk2910  
S6 Book:  Nicholas, Thomas. Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, Vol 2. London: Lorgman, Green, Reader and Co, 1872, Bk2936. 
Repository
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- Reference to this book in Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd, Page 35
- Glamorganshire [Morganwg] - page 459
- Rhirid Flaidd - page 678
- Merionethshire [Meirionvdd] page 649-714
- Monmouthshire [Mynwy] - Page 715
 
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