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St David's Cemetery, Carmarthen
A special place with a unique history
Churchyard & Grounds
Repairs to the Grade II stone boundary wall
Grave markers and their historical importance
Restoration of some of the memorials (part one) “before and after”
Memorial Restoration (part two)
“EVANS THE BOAT” -THE EXTRAORDINARY FIND OF A MISSING MEMORIAL
Major restoration and minor repairs during the last 6 months -10 completed.
Historic Memorials restored & some unexpected results.
What’s in a Name
William Spurrell, 1813-89
Joseph Park Brodribb 1798-1875
Job Cook 1829 -1897 & Henry Davies (father in law) 1789-1869
Margaret (Maggie) Jones 1883-1895
Captain John Jones – Master Mariner 1825 -1901
The Venerable David Archard Williams 1796 – 1879
The Nicholas Family – Water Street, Carmarthen
Master Mariner George Jones – Tragic Hero
The Sackville Gwynne family,the Triple Harp and the Royal Connection.
CWGC Great War memorials
George Nott 1780 – 1855
Sergeant Major John Morgan 1775-1852. The United Kingdom’s longest serving soldier.
John Kyle, 1807 -1870, a remarkable & courageous soldier who changed the course of American military history
George Rees ( Caradog Bach ) a celebrated musician and fisherman 1862 – 1908 and his missing memorial
John Samuel –an incredibly brave soldier who cheated death twice, and came face to face with the Duke of Wellington himself 3 days before the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Commander Griffith Grismond Philipps RN -the last survivor of the battle of Navarino, and his part in Greece’s Independence.
The Reverend Albert William Parry MA.BSc.DSc. Principal of Trinity College Carmarthen for 40 years from 1909 to 1949
The Reverend Thomas Jones 1775 – 1857. Chaplain of Carmarthen Gaol & his part in creating British legal history.
Sarah Woollaston, her attendant and the Will that never was.
The Charles family, and a triple tragedy with the loss of their three young children within the space of six weeks.
JAMES WARDLE – SURVIVOR OF THE CRIMEAN WAR & INDIAN MUTINY
BENJAMIN RICHARDS 1842-1877 By ANDREW MILLER
JAMES AND BEATRICE CURTIS…… BY EMERITUS PROFESSOR TONY CURTIS BA. MFA. D.Litt. TRUSTEE OF THE THOMAS & ELIZABETH MAYHOOK CHARITY
William Price of 24 Mill Street Carmarthen
THOMAS HANCOCK 1836-1875 -A GUARD ON THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY & HIS TRAGIC ENDING
The LAPHAM children & the 3 “P’s”
Police Sergeant David James of Carmarthen Borough Police Force and the triple tragedy of death by drowning.
JAMES BAGNALL 1808 – 1889 & FATHER OF SIXTEEN CHILDREN
VITORI PEDELINA 1798 – 1876 A Swiss Clockmaker, Hawker, and General Dealer.
THE REVEREND THOMAS REES WALTERS MA. RD. 1848 – 1912 PROCTOR IN CONVOCATION who presided over the execution of David Rees –“The Llanelli Murderer” on March 13th 1888 at Carmarthen Gaol.
Mrs Anne Daniel 1819-1904. Daughter of an axe wielding father who fought off the Rebecca Rioters
Mary Franklin Stephens 1818 -1855. Matron of the Carmarthen Gaol & her part in creating one of the world’s first photographic records of convicted criminals.
Elizabeth Williams 1763 -1845. “An aged woman who had been left all alone”
GEORGE ADAMS, 1793 -1846. Silversmith, Accountant, Book-keeper & “Pauper Lunatic” & DAVID JOHN REES aged 13 (1883-1896) Pauper.
From South Wales & Monmouthshire Training College to Trinity St David’s University and the death of one of its most promising students, David George Phillips aged 19 in 1892.
Charles Connell aged 10 weeks 1856 -1856 & his brother also called Charles Connell aged 3 months 1861-1861 & their famous heroic father.
Frederick James Finglah and his brilliant and everlasting legacy to Carmarthen for over 120 years.
FROM FRAGMENT TO FORTUNE – EDWARDS PHILLIP WISBEY AGED 5 MONTHS, AND HIS SISTER MARY WISBEY AGED 2 YEARS, WHO DIED FROM TYPHOID WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF EACH OTHER AND WERE BURIED IN JANUARY 1845.
Mr Thomas Jones – A well respected local carpenter who committed suicide and was unceremoniously buried in St Davids Cemetery
HANNAH MARKS – 10 DAYS OLD, DIED IN THE CARMARTHEN WORKHOUSE IN DECEMBER 1846. MOTHER ACCUSED OF HER MURDER.
Soldiers and Sailors with no known grave – and the power of poetry
DEATH OF EVAN EVANS (AYE) – 1810 -1845 & THE VERY MOVING POEM OF LITTLE WILLIE
MARY WALTERS, BURNT TO DEATH AGED 16 – INQUEST APRIL 1851
HANNAH WHITE , PUBLISHER, PRINTER & BOOKSELLER 1781 -1861.
83 YEAR OLD JOHN THOMAS, WHO DIED OF NEGLECT IN CARMARTHEN WORKHOUSE IN JANUARY 1849
MARIA (JANE) FULLER 1836 -1909 AND HER REMARKABLE FAMILY
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