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----- Original Message -----
From: "BJ & LC Kirkwood" <bjkirkwood(a)bigpond.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 7:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Glandulas-ucha Llandeilo Fawr
I have Rowlands popping in and out of my research for centuries
so your message interested me. I can't actually answer your questions,
others may do so, but you could obtain Land Tax information from
Haverfordwest Records Office for Llandeilo which should show who actually
farmed the property you referred to...and who owned it. The Land tax
are available from 1786 to the 1830's.
Major Jones "Historic Houses of Pemb." book says of "Llandeilo",
Llandeilo...."Called Llandeilo Llwydiarth in early days, but earlier in
Middle Ages Llandeilo, and from about 1750 the farmstead near the old
church ruin was known as Llandeilo Fach. There were two farms in
called Llandeilo and in the Voter's Lists for 1894 and 1904 they
designated Llandeilo Uchaf (standing first north of the Llangolman -
Maenclochog road) and Llandeilo Isaf (near the church ruin, the oldest
farmstead in the parish. It stands to the east of Maenclochog, a little
south of the ruined church in the farm of Blaenllwydiarth, one of the
applied to the parish in early times".
...."A famous well continues to bubble near the old church; Carlisle in
calls it 'a fine spring which the credulous still believe will
when the water is drunk out of the skull of St. Teilo, which is carefully
kept clean and shining on the shelf of a farm home just by the well'".
I presume Glandulas was nearby. I also presume that your Rowland Rowland
was the person of that name who married Mary Nicholas at Newport in 1823.
If Newport was the home of Mary's family then she could perhaps be a
daughter of either Thomas Nicholas who married Mary David in 1783 or
Llewelin Nicholas who married Martha Lewis in 1800 at Newport.
If Newport was home territory to your Rowland Rowland's kin, then he may
a son of Rees Rowland who married Martha Griffith at Newport in
When writing about the property "Llandeilo", Major Jones told that the
Griffith family had been in residence there from the 17th. century and had
some remarkably enterprising sons...however one, Maurice,
stayed at home. He was an "agricola" and was executor of his father's
estate in 1652. Major Jones gives early information for this family, but
does not actually say when "Llandeilo" was taken over by the Melchior
of Newport...I am wondering if your Rowland Rowland came to farm in
general area because his mother was a Griffith of this line and was
to a "portion". My theory could be pie-in-the-sky, but do
any of the
names appear later in your family?
Bettye Kirkwood, Australia.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert G. Rowland" <rrowland(a)snet.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 1:32 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] Glandulas-ucha Llandeilo Fawr
> It appears that my g3grandfather Rowland Rowland and his family lived
> 1817-1839 at a place in Llandeilo Fawr called Glandulas-Ucha or
> Glandules-uchaf. Does anyone recognize the name? Is it a hamlet, farm,
> estate, or simply a house? What does it mean? From an online dictionary
> I believe the last word ucha/uchaf is highest or uppermost, but I wasn't
> able to find glandules/gladualas.
> Bob Rowland CT USA
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