Map of Llanover
Llanerchymedd. The Britannia Inn, Llanerchymedd was the home
of John Jones 'Telynor Môn' and his sons Telynor Seiriol (Owen), Telynor
Cymreig (Robert) and Telynor Gwalia (William).
Caerwys. An Eisteddfod was
held in Caerwys by Royal Proclamation in 1568. Another was held in
1798, and another in 1886.
Caernarfon. Richard Roberts
of Caernarfon was the teacher of John Jones (1800 - 1844), Llanofer harper.
Llanrwst. The birthplace of John Richard (1711 -
1789), harp maker.
Llanllyfni. On the gravestone
of John Jones (the Llanofer harper), is mentioned 'Robert Parry of
Llanllyfni in Arfon, who learnt his craft from the old harpers of Wales'.
Dolgellau. Where John Jones, the Llanofer harper, was born,
in a gypsy’s tent.
Aberystwyth. Home of the
National Library of Wales and birthplace of David (Dafydd) Williams, under-agent to
Lady Llanofer c.1882 - 1889.
Hereford. Lady Greenly of Titley Court,
Herefordshire, was a close friend of Mrs. Waddington, Lady Llanofer's
[Positioning of Towns is approximate]
Dolaucothi. Home of Betha Johnes, friend of Lady Llanofer, and scene of a gruesome murder.
Llandovery. Thomas Gruffydd's daughter, Susanna, was an accomplished
harper and won the chief prize at the Llandovery Eisteddfod of 1872, at the
age of 18.
Brecon. At the Brecon
Eisteddfod of 1826 Augusta Hall (later Lady Llanofer) met (Carnhuanawc),
the Rev. Thomas Price, their friendship
lasting to the end of his life.
Llanfaes. David Watkins of
Llanfaes, harper, taught Carnhuanawc to play.
Cwmdu. The Rev. Thomas
Price (Carnhuanawc) was vicar of Cwmdu for 27 years.
Aberpergwm. Maria Jane
Williams of Aberpergwm, supported and encouraged by Lady Llanofer,
collected and published 'Ancient National Airs of Gwent and Morganwg' in
Abergavenny. Scene of much
activity and entertainment in the days of the Cymreigyddion eisteddfodau,
held between 1834 - 1853.
Llanofer. Birthplace of Augusta Waddington, who later became
Abercarn. In 1808 the
Abercarn estate was given by Richard Crawshay to his son-in-law Benjamin Hall II, father of Lord Llanofer.
Cardiff. Augusta Hall (later Lady Llanofer) won the
prize for the best essay on the language and costumes of Wales at the
Cardiff eisteddfod of 1834.