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the land service at Tilbury in 1588. He also states that he and Capt. William Myddelton and Capt. Thos. Hoet were the first who “ drank” (smoked) tobacco in the streets of London, which he and his companions had found in a ship captured by them off the coast of Africa. He and Capt. William Myddelton are ranked by the author of Heraldry Displayed among those fifteen gentlemen“ who fostered the literature of Wales during those years of its depression which followed the insurrection of Owen Glyndwr.” Of those fifteen, no less than five were of the family of Plas-Yolyn, viz., Dr. Ellis Price, his son the captain, Robert Wynn ab Cadwaladr (high sheriff in 1574), Rhys Wynn of Giler, and Thomas Wynn ab Richard (high sheriff in 1595). Thomas Price married (1) Margaret, daughter of William Gruffydd of the house of Penrhyn, by whom he had issue:

1. Ellis, who died s. p. 11. Thomas of Plas Yolyn, married to Jane, sister of Sir

Henry Salusbury of Llyweni, Bart., and daughter of Sir John Salusbury of Llyweni, Knt. (surnamed “the Strong"), who represented the county of Denbigh in the Parliaments of 1597 and 1601; by whom he had issue, Ellis Price of Plas Yolyn, lord of the manor of Yspytty Ieuan, whose only daughter and heiress, Elizabeth, married Robert Edwards of Gallt-y-Celyn in Yspytty, Esq., de

scended from Edwyn Prince of Tegeingl. 11. Margaret, who died s. p. He married (2)Jane, daughter of Robert Wynn of Berthdû, Esq., by whom he had issue: 1. William of Rhydlechog, married to Margaret,

daughter of — Lloyd, Esq. 11. Peter of Cynllwyd married to Mary, daughter of

Rowland Vaughan of Caergai, Esq., by Judith, daughter and heiress of Edward Pryse, son of Capt.

Pryse of Coed Pryse, Esq. He had also two other sons, who died s. p., and three daughters.

1600.— William Myddelton of Gwaunynog, Esq., was the

eldest son of John Myddelton, of Plas-Gwaunynog in the parish of Henllan, Esq., and Alice his wife, daughter and coheiress of Hugh ab Ellis ab Harri ab Cynwrig ab Ithel Fychan of Ysgeifiog, Esq., of the tribe of Ednowain Bendew. He married Catherine, daughter of John Aer Conway of Bodrhyddan, Esq., who died in 1578, and Margaret his wife, daughter of Piers Mostyn of Talacre, Esq., by whom he had issue, John Myddleton of Plas-Gwaunynog, Esq., married to Hester, daughter of Foulk Myddelton of Bodlith, Esq.

1601. - Owen Vaughan of Llwydiarth, Esq., was the eldest son of John Vaughan, of Llwydiarth in Powys, Esq., by Dorothy, his wife, daughter of Howel Fychan ab Howel ab David Lloyd, Esq. He married Catherine, daughter and heiress of Maurice ab Robert ab Maurice ab leuan ab John of Llangedwin, Esq. (descended from Einion Efell, lord of Cynllaeth), and Mary his wife, daughter of Ellis ap Maurice of Celynenau, co. of Carnarvon, Esq. He left issue: 1. Sir Robert Vaughan, Knt., married to Catherine,

daughter of Sir Wm. Herbert, K.B., Lord Powys. 11. John Vaughan married to Margaret, daughter of

Richard Herbert of Montgomery. II. Charles. IV. Edward. This family descends in the male line through Celynin of Llwydiarth, who killed the mayor of Carmarthen, from Aleth, king of Dyfed (Dimetia), and by heirs female from Mary, second daughter and coheiress of David, lord of one fourth part of cantref Caereinion (now called the hundred of Llanfyllin), fifth son of Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn, the last sovereign prince of Powys; and is now represented by Sir W. W. Wynn of Wynnstay, Llwydiarth, and Llangedwin, Bart.

Arms.-First and fourth sable, a he-goat argt., attired or, for Celynin ; second and third azure, three cocks argt. crested and wattled or, for Aleth, king of Dyfed.

1602.David Holland of Abergelau, Esq. (for the second time.)

J. Y. W. H. (To be continued.)

EXTRACTS FROM STATE PAPERS RELATIVE

TO THE COUNTY OF RADNOR.

STATE PAPERS, DOMESTIC (JAMES), vol. 67.
To the Right Worl Sir George Snigge, Knight, one of the

Barons of his Maties Exchequer and Cheife Justice of his
Great Sessions for the counties of Glam', Brecon, and Rad-

nor.

Whereas we have bine requested to make certificat unto yo" LOPP touchinge the fact of James Lewys of Llanelweth in the county of Radnor, concerninge the death of Richard ap John late of Llanvayer in Buellt in the county of Brecon, taylor, we doe hereby signifie unto yo" LOPP that the said Richard ap John was a very contentious p’son and given much to quarrell and many times would be overseene with drinke, and that the said James Lewis did continually to our knowledge demeane and behave himself very civilly and orderly, and that the killinge of the said Richard ap John was not done wth any malicious intent, and that the evidence to our knowledge, nor the fact doth not any way extend to murder, being done suddenly and not wthout the extreame p'vocac'on of the p’tye deceased, and further that the offender ys very penitent for the same, the considerac'on thereof wee the Justices of the Peace and Coroner of the sev’all countyes of Brecon and Radnor together with our dutyes doe commend unto yor Lopp. Dated the seaventh of November 1611. Wm. Awbrey

Jo. Games
Ja. Price

Henry Williams
M. Vaughan

Rowland Gwyn
John Price

Jo. Bradshaw
Hughe Lewys

Chr. Walcot
Llewellin Gwillim, Coron".

VOL. 184. Whercas you Captaine Charles Price have beene chosen by his Matie to be captaine of 100 footmen to be imployed in the kingdome of Ireland, and are by us to whom his Mat' hath comitted the regl'c'on of the whole leavies for that imployment assigned as well to receive those hundred whare for yor owne company out of the counties of Radnor and Breknock, as

lykewise to take the charge and conduct of the other 50 levied
in Brecknock. Theise are therefore to will and require you to
make yo" repayre in p’son (or to send such sufficient officers as
you wilbe answerable for) to the foresaid counties to receive
from the Lo. Lieutenants or deputie Lieutenants of the same
the foresaid leavies (but whom we have directed our l’res to
have them all ready by the 14th of March next), all wch you
are to receive by rolle indented betweene y Deputy Leiueten-
ants and yor self or officers, and soe to take care to have them
safely conducted as well to the Port of Bristoll by the 20th of
March next, where they are to be imbarqued, and from thence
to the Porte of Waterford in Ireland, where they are to be
landed, and there you are to attend such further direcc'on for
the disposing of the said leavies as shall be sent unto you by
the Lo. Deputie unto whom we have lykewise given direccion
on yor behalfe That for such of the foresaid leavies as are
under your conduct, saving these for yo' owne company, allow-
ance shalbe made unto you after the rate of 4d. p. diem for
each company from the day of your receiving of the countey to
the tyme of their landing ....out of the entertainment of the
severall capt.... whose companies any of the foresaid leavies
be added. For all wch this shalbe your sufficient warrant and
comission. Dated at Whitehall the 18th of February 1624.
G. Cant.

H. Mandeville
Jo. Lincoln, C. S. La. Winton

E. Conway
W. Grandisone Robt. Naunton
T. Edwardes

Jul. Cæsar

A. W. Morton. Captaine Charles Pryse.

1625.-VOL. 3 (CHARLES). Indenture containing a return of names and residences of fifty men levied in the county of Radnor, and delivered to Thirkell Ridgeley to be conducted to Plymouth; and made between James Price of Pilleth, Esq. ; John Bradshaw of Presteign, Esq.; John Lloyd of Bettws, Esq. ; and Richard Jones of Trewern, Esq., deputy lieutenants of the county of Radnor, of the one part : and Thirkell Ridgeley of the Widemarsh Moor, in the county of Hereford, Esq., of the other part.

4 Sept. 1627.-Receipt for forty-nine out of fifty men levied in the county of Radnor, and delivered by Thirkell Ridgeley to Thomas Rous, ensign to Capt. William Bridges.

Vol. 66, June 12, 1627.— The commissioners for the loan in county of Radnor report to the council. Radnor is one of

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the least and poorest counties within the kingdom, but most
willing to yield the king all services and supplies. Last year
they lent the king £390 on privy scals. This year the sum
required was lent without a negative voice, and paid into the
Exchequer in the beginning of Easter Term.
(Signed) Bryan Crowther Griffith Jones
Ja. Pryce

Nicholas Taylor.
Richd. Jones.

R. W. B.

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BARROWS IN CORNWALL.

The ancient sepulchral monuments scattered over the Duchy of Cornwall resemble so closely those of Wales, and are so inseparably connected with them by the near affinity existing between the two branches of the Kymric race, that a short description of the excavations recently made in two of our Cornish tumuli may be not without interest to the readers of the Archæologia Cambrensis.

Barrows in Cornwall have been, generally speaking, decidedly unproductive ; partly, perhaps, from the fact that many have been explored by treasure-seekers; or, what is quite as bad, by over-eager antiquaries; or torn down for agricultural or building purposes; but mainly, I suspect, because the greater part of them belongs either to the ruder period of a stone age, or to the Kymric or Romano-British times, when treasure and ornaments were less frequently deposited with the dead, and when a brass coin was quite sufficient to satisfy the most exorbitant demands of the ferryman below.

Dr. Borlase has left us numerous instances of the discovery of Roman brass coins in Cornish barrows, and in three or four cases portions of bronze swords were in his time brought to light; but of late years (with the exception of Mr. Cotten's discovery of flint arrow-heads on Botrea Hill, in 1826, and several fine urns from the parishes of Paul and Buryan), little has been added to what we knew already of the sepulchral history of our county.

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