Llan-y-Blodwel Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Llan-y-Blodwel is a parish, comprising the townships of Blodwel, Abertanat, Bryn, and Llynclys, in the Northern division of the county, upper division g the hundred of Oswestry, union of Llangollen, and diocese of St. Asaph, 6 miles south-south-west from Oswestry, adjoining Denbighshire. The church of St. Michael is an ancient fabric. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £271, in the gift of the Bishop of St. Asaph. Divine service is performed alternately in the Welsh and English languages. Here is a small school for boys and girls; it is supported partly by an endowment left by the Bridgman family, and partly by subscriptions; there is also a school for boys and girls at Prothywaen The other charities amount to£1 6s. yearly. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists at Prothywaen, Cefn-y-Blodwel. The Earl of Powis, the Earl of Bradford, Mrs. Perry, and John Hamer, Esq., are the principal landowners. The soil is clay; subsoil, limestone. The parish contains 4,500 acres; the population in 1861 was 1,008; gross estimated rental, £6,725; rateable value, £5,720.

Abertanat is a township, one mile south-east, and Bryn, one mile and a quarter north-west, from Blodwel; and Llynclys, four south-west-by-south from Oswestry.

Post office. – Henry Glascodine, receiver. Letters arrive from Oswestry at 8 5 a.m.; dispatched thereto at 6 10 p.m.

Post office, Llynclys. – Margaret Roberts, receiver. Letters arrive by mail cart from Oswestry at 7 a.m.; dispatched thereto at 7 p.m.

Assistant Overseer, Edward Probert, Porthywaen.

Railway station, Llynclys, John Williams, station master.

Edwards Miss
Foulkes Rev. Thomas Brown, M.A., Vicarage
Jones Rev. Richard (curate)
Bowen Sarah (Mrs.), farmer
Davies John, farmer
Griffiths Francis, shopkeeper and baker
Jones Allen, shoe maker
Jones David, farmer
Jones David, wheelwright
Jones Evan, shopkeeper
Lewis John, beer retailer
Morris Edward, farmer, Peu-isaf-llan
Morris Richard and Thomas, farmers, Ty-isaf
Roberts David, farmer
Roberts Evan, farmer, Prospect house
Thomas Edward, farmer, Little Prospect
Ward John Walter, farmer, Blodwel hall
Williams Edward, farmer
Williams Evan, farmer

Davies – , farmer
Davies John, farmer
Davies William, farmer, Tyn-y-coed
Edwards Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Cefn
Edwards Robert, farmer
Edwards William, cart owner
Griffiths Richard, farmer, Garth-ucha
Jones Thomas, shopkeeper
Lawrence Samuel, farmer, Garth-issa
Lloyd William, Horseshoe Inn, and blacksmith
Pritchard John, farmer, Bryn-y-fedwen
Pritchard John, jun., farmer, Cefu
Whitfield Wm., farmer, Abertanat hall

Hamer Mr. Charles, Tydraw
Clayton Thomas, shopkeeper
Davies John, carpenter
Davies John, farmer
Davies John, Bryn Tavern
Edwards Edward, farm bailiff to John Hamer, esq.
Griffiths William, farmer
Hamar Charles, farmer, Tydraw and Tyn-y-coed
Jones John, farmer, Coppes farm
Jones John, shoe maker
Jones William, farmer
Mansell Andrew, farmer
Moreton David, farmer, Pen-y-bont
Roberts Evan, farmer, Cefn-y-Blodwel
Roberts Richard, miller, Pen-y-bont
Roberts Robert, farmer
Watkins Richard, farmer

Berry John, White Lion Inn
Bromley William, sawyer, Porthywaen
Davies John, slater and plasterer, Porthywaen
Davies Thomas, Red Lion Inn
Griffiths Arthur, farmer, Nut Tree Bank
Griffiths John, farmer, Nut Tree Bank
Jones Edward, butcher, and lime works, Porthywaen
Jones John, shopkeeper
Lawrence James, baker, grocer, and provision merchant
Lawrence Samuel, farmer
Lewis Ellis, mail cart contractor
Lloyd Edward, shopkeeper
Murray John, blacksmith
Porthywaen Farmers’ Co. lime works
Probert Edward, assistant overseer, Porthywaen
Richards John, farmer
Savin and Co., coal, slate, and brick merchants, &c., Porthywaen
Williams Mary, lime works

Source: Edward Cassey & Co’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871

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