Symud i'r prif gynnwys

CORRESPONDENCE Y Neuadd Rhayader Radnorshire 25th Sept. 1966 Dear Sir, From Major General R. STEDMAN LEWIS Ref. RADNORSHIRE SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS 1965 In my article "This cupboard is not bare" published at page 51 of the 1965 TRANSACTIONS, I wrote as follows "So far no trace has been found of the identity of either Amgeiniad Ellan or Gwlithyn (The Dewdrop)." Recent research has brought to light further information regarding these two individuals. (i) In the National Library of Wales, there is a list of Welsh Bardic names and Nom de plumes prepared by Henry Blackwell of New York (N.L.W. Ms. 6361D.) and containing the following entry "Amgeiniad Elan-Hubert Smith 1892". (ii). As previously stated, Catherine, the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, became Mrs. Llewelyn Pugh. She had a daughter, born on 15th October 1877 and called "Gwlithyn". Gwlithyn married James Albert Melton, died on the 25th January 1936, and was buried in the churchyard of the parish church of the parish of Llansantffraid Cwm- teuddwr. Her tombstone bears the following inscription "In loving memory of GWLITHYN the beloved wife of James Albert Melton, 39 Glad- stone St., Aberaman, late of Coedmynach Farm, Elan Valley, who died Jan 25th 1936. Aged 58 years". You might like to publish this information in the 1966 TRANSACTIONS. Yours sincerely, R. Stedman Lewis FRENCH JETTON FROM KNUCKLAS Note from Dr. H. N. SAVORY, National Museum of Wales The enclosed jetton (casting counter) of copper alloy is in worn condition, especially on the obverse side, and we cannot identify it precisely. It evidently belongs, however, to the French 14th-15th century series, inspired by French gold coins like the Roial d'or which had on the reverse a three-strand cross with fleur-de-lys terminals. The reverse legend includes "Ave Maria", a common formula on French jettons. I do not think the jetton can be dated very closely. S.O. 253 742