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TALBOT family, of Margam Abbey and Penrice Castle, Glam .

TALBOT, CHARLES (1685 -1737), ( Glamorgan ) and lord chancellor ;

TALIESIN , a bard who sang in thesecond half of the 6th century,

TANNER, PHILIP (1862 -1950), folk singer ;

TATHAN ( Tathai , Lat. Tatheus ), saint ( fl. 5th cent. ).

TAYLOR, HENRY (1845 -1927), historian and antiquary ;

TEILO (sometimes called ELIUD ), a Celtic saint of the6th century

TELFORD, THOMAS (1757 -1834), civil engineer ,

THELWALL family, Plas y Ward, Bathafarn, Plas Coch, andLlanbedr, Denbs.

THELWALL, JOHN (1764 -1834),reformer, lecturer and poet ;

THICKENS, JOHN (1865 -1952),minister (Presb.), historian and author ;

THIRLWALL, CONNOP (1797 -1875), bishop of S. Davids ;

THODAY, DAVID (1883 -1964),botanist, university professor ;

THOMAS family, of Coed Helen (or Alun) andAber, Caerns.

THOMAS family, ofWenvoe, Glam.

THOMAS,Sir OWEN (1858 -1923),agriculturist, soldier, and Member of Parliament ;

THOMAS, ALBAN (d.1740?),cleric, poet, and translator ;

THOMAS, ALFRED , baron Pontypridd (1840 -1927), of Bronwydd, Cardiff ;

THOMAS ap RHODRI or THOMAS ROTHERY ( c. 1295 -1363),

THOMAS, ARTHUR SIMON (Anellydd ;1865 -1935), cleric and writer ;

THOMAS, BENJAMIN (1723 -1790), Independent preacher and Methodist exhorter .

THOMAS, BENJAMIN (Myfyr Emlyn ;1836 -1893),Baptist minister, poet, lecturer, and author .

THOMAS BRWYNLLYS ( fl. c. 1580-1590 ), poet .

THOMAS,Sir DANIEL (LLEUFER) (1863 -1940), stipendiary magistrate ;

THOMAS, DAVID (?-1780?), minister (Congl.) atLlanedi, Carms.

THOMAS, DAVID (d.1735), poet .

THOMAS, DAVID (1739? -1788), bone-setter ;

THOMAS, DAVID (Dafydd Ddu Eryri ;1759 -1822), man of letters and poet ;

THOMAS, DAVID (1794 -1882), pioneer of the iron industry in U.S.A. ;

THOMAS, DAVID (1813 -1894 ; DWB , 942).

THOMAS, DAVID (Dewi Hefin ;1828 -1909), poet ;

THOMAS, DAVID (1880 -1967),educationalist, author and pioneer of the Labour Party in north Wales ;

THOMAS, DAVID ALFRED (1856 -1918), ,

THOMAS, DAVID EMLYN (1892 -1954), politician and trade unionist ;

THOMAS, DAVID FFRANGCON (1910 -1963), cellist ;

THOMAS, DAVID JOHN (Afan ;1881 -1928), musician ;

THOMAS, DAVID RICHARD (1833 -1916), cleric and historian ;

THOMAS, DAVID VAUGHAN (1873 -1934), musician .

THOMAS, DAVID WALTER (1829 -1905), cleric .

THOMAS DERLLYS ( fl. 15th cent.), poet .

THOMAS, DYLAN MARLAIS (1914 -1953), poet and prose writer .

THOMAS, EBENEZER (Eben Fardd ;1802 -1863), schoolmaster and poet ;

THOMAS, EDWARD (Idriswyn ;1847 -1906), journalist .

THOMAS, EDWARD (Cochfarf ;1853 -1912 ) ;

THOMAS, EDWARD ‘EDDIE (1925 -1997), champion boxer and an outstanding boxing trainer and a public figure in the life of Merthyr Tydfil .

THOMAS, EDWARD WILLIAM (1814 -1892), musician ;

THOMAS, EVAN, or IFAN TOMOS RHYS ( c. 1710 - c. 1770 ), poet and boot-maker ;

THOMAS, EVAN (d.1781), of Cwmhwylfod, Sarnau, near Bala, transcriber and owner of manuscripts .

THOMAS, EVAN (1733 -1814 ; DWB , 946).

THOMAS, EVAN (Bardd Horeb ;1795 -1867), poet and tailor .

THOMAS, EVAN LORIMER (1872 -1953), priest and scholar .

THOMAS, EVAN ROBERT (1891 -1964), joiner and leader of the Welsh in Australia ;

THOMAS, EZEKIEL (1818 -1893), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author ;

THOMAS, FRANCIS (Crythwr Dall o Geredigion ;1726 -1796 ) ;

THOMAS, FREDERICK HALL (Freddie Welsh ;1886 -1927), ex-light-weight boxing champion of the World .

THOMAS, GEORGE (1786 -1859), writer of mock-heroic and satiric verse dealing with events in Montgomeryshire .

THOMAS, GEORGE ISAAC (‘Arfryn ’;1895 -1941), musician and composer ;

THOMAS GRYTHOR (17th cent.), poet .

THOMAS GWYNEDD ( fl. 16th cent.), poet .

THOMAS, HENRY (1712 -1802), Methodist exhorter and Independent minister ;

THOMAS, HUGH (1673 -1720), herald and antiquary ,

THOMAS, HUGH EVAN (Huwco Meirion ;1830 -1889), Independent minister ;

THOMAS, HUGH HAMSHAW (1885 -1962), palaeobotanist ;

THOMAS, HUGH OWEN (1834 -1891), orthopaedic surgeon ;

THOMAS, IDRIS (1889 -1962), minister (B) ;

THOMAS, IFOR (1877 -1918), geologist and inspector of schools ;

THOMAS, IFOR OWEN (1892 -1956),operatic tenor, photographer and artist ;

THOMAS, IORWERTH RHYS (1895 -1966), politician ;

THOMAS, ISAAC (1911 -2004), minister (Independents) and college lecturer .

THOMAS, IVOR OWEN (1898 -1982), Labour politician .

THOMAS, JAMES HENRY (1874 -1949), politician and Labour leader ;

THOMAS, JAMES PURDON LEWES (1903 -1960),, M.P. ;

THOMAS,SIR JAMES WILLIAM TUDOR (1893 -1976), ophthalmic surgeon .

THOMAS, JEFFREY (1933 -1989), barrister and Labour/SDP politician .

THOMAS, JENKIN (‘Siencyn Pen-hydd ’;1746 -1807), Methodist exhorter ;

THOMAS, JOHN ( fl. 1689-1712), early minister of the Tivy-side Independents .

THOMAS, JOHN ( fl. 1719), of Bodedern, poet .

THOMAS, JOHN (1646? -1695), cleric ,

THOMAS, JOHN (1691 -1766), bishop of Salisbury .

THOMAS, JOHN (1730 -1804?),Congregational minister, and hymnist ;

THOMAS, JOHN (1736 -1769), cleric and antiquary ;

THOMAS, JOHN (Eos Gwynedd ;1742 -1818), poet ;

THOMAS, JOHN (1757 -1835), Penfforddwen, poet , etc.;

THOMAS, JOHN (1760 -1849), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

THOMAS, JOHN (1763 -1834), hymn-writer ;

THOMAS, JOHN (Siôn Wyn o Eifion ;1786 -1859), poet ;

THOMAS, JOHN (Ieuan Ddu ;1795 -1871), musician ;

THOMAS, JOHN (Ifor Cwmgwys ;1813 -1866), poet ;

THOMAS, JOHN (1821 -1892),Independent minister, politician, and historian .

THOMAS, JOHN (Pencerdd Gwalia ;1826 -1913), musician ;

THOMAS, JOHN (1838 -1905), photographer .

THOMAS, JOHN (1839 -1921), musician , generally known as ‘ John Thomas of Llanwrtyd ’;

THOMAS, JOHN (Eifionydd ;1848 -1922), founder and editor of Y Geninen ;

THOMAS, JOHN (1857 -1944), minister (B) and author ;

THOMAS, JOHN (1886 -1933), chemist ;

THOMAS, JOHN EVAN (1810 -1873), sculptor ;

THOMAS, JOHN EVAN (1884 -1941), teacher and writer ;

THOMAS, JOHN LUTHER (1881 -1970), minister (Congl.) ;

THOMAS, JOHN ROWLAND (1881 -1965), religious leader and prominent merchant ;

THOMAS, JOHN STRADLING (1925 -1991), Conservative politician .

THOMAS, JOHN WILLIAM (Arfonwyson ;1805 -1840), mathematician ;

THOMAS, JOSEPH (1814 -1889), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

THOMAS, JOSEPH MORGAN ( LLOYD ) (1868 -1955),minister (U) and Free Catholic, councillor and public figure ;

THOMAS, JOSEPH WILLIAM (1846 -1914), chemist ;

THOMAS, JOSHUA (d.1759?), cleric and translator ;

THOMAS, JOSHUA (1718/19 -1797), Baptist minister and historian ;

THOMAS, LAWRENCE (1889 -1960), archdeacon ;

THOMAS, LEWIS (d.March 1704), one of the chief leaders of the Particular Baptists

THOMAS, LEWIS (1568 -1619), cleric and author .

THOMAS, LEWIS (1832 -1913), pioneer of coal-mining in Queensland, Australia ;

THOMAS, LEWIS (1877 -1955), pioneer of the art of Cerdd Dant (the art of singing to harp accompaniment) in south Wales in thefirst half of the 20th century ;

THOMAS, LEWIS JOHN (1883 -1970), missionary in India with the London Missionary Society ;

THOMAS, LOUIE MYFANWY (‘Jane Ann Jones ’;1908 -1968), novelist .

THOMAS, MANSEL TREHARNE (1909 -1986),composer, conductor, BBC Wales Head of Music .

THOMAS, MARGARET (1779 -?), hymnwriter ;

THOMAS, MARGARET HAIG, VISCOUNTESS RHONDDA (1883 -1958),author, editor and chairperson of companies .

THOMAS, MESAC (1816 -1892 ) colonial bishop ;

THOMAS, MICAH (1778 -1853), Baptist minister and academy tutor ;

THOMAS, MORRIS (1874 -1959),minister (Calvinistic Methodist), writer and historian ;

THOMAS, NATHANIEL (b.1730), editor ;

THOMAS, NATHANIEL (1818 -1888), Baptist minister at Tabernacle, Cardiff, etc.;

THOMAS, NICHOLAS (d.1741), printer and publisher , Carmarthen (and Hereford ).

THOMAS,Sir NOAH (1720 -1792), medical man ;

THOMAS, OLIVER (1598 -1653?),Puritan cleric, and author .

THOMAS, OWEN (1812 -1891), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author .

THOMAS PENLLYN ( DWB , 934).

THOMAS,Sir PERCY EDWARD (1883 -1969), architect and planning consultant ;

THOMAS, PERCY GORONWY (1875 -1954), professor of English ;

THOMAS, PHILIP EDWARD (1878 -1917), poet ;

THOMAS, RACHEL (1905 -1995), actress .

THOMAS, RHYS (1720? -1790), printer

THOMAS, RICHARD (1718 -1807), the first Methodist exhorter from Anglesey ;

THOMAS, RICHARD (1753 -1780),cleric, transcriber and collector of manuscripts, and genealogist ;

THOMAS, RICHARD (1838 -1916), industrialist ;

THOMAS, RICHARD (1871 -1950), minister (CM) and writer ;

THOMAS, ROBERT (d.2 April 1692), Puritan preacher .

THOMAS, ROBERT (d.1774),poet, and sexton

THOMAS, ROBERT (1782 -1860), printer and publisher .

THOMAS, ROBERT (1796 -1866), Calvinistic Methodist preacher; a ‘character’; .

THOMAS, ROBERT (Ap Vychan ;1809 -1880),Independent minister and tutor, poet and man of letters .

THOMAS, ROBERT DAVID (Iorthryn Gwynedd ;1817 -1888), Independent minister ;

THOMAS, ROBERT JERMAIN (1840 -1866), missionary pioneer of the London Missionary Society ;

THOMAS,Sir ROBERT JOHN (1873 -1951), politician and shipowner ;

THOMAS,Sir ROGER (1886 -1960), pioneer of modern agriculture in India ;

THOMAS, ROWLAND ( c. 1887 -1959), newspaper proprietor ;

THOMAS, SAMPSON (1739 -1807), one of the early Calvinistic Methodist exhorters in Pembrokeshire .

THOMAS, SAMUEL (1692 -1766),Independent minister, and tutor of Carmarthen Academy ;

THOMAS, SIDNEY GILCHRIST (1850 -1885), metallurgist and inventor ;

THOMAS, SIENCYN or JENKIN (1690 -1762),boot-maker, Dissenting preacher, and poet ;

THOMAS, SIMON (d.1743?), Presbyterian minister and author ;

THOMAS, STAFFORD HENRY MORGAN (1896 -1968), minister (Presb.) and poet .

THOMAS TEIFI ( Thomas ab Einion ; fl. 16th cent. )

THOMAS, THOMAS (1776 -1847), cleric and historian ;

THOMAS, THOMAS (1804 -1877), cleric ;

THOMAS, THOMAS (1805 -1881), Baptist minister and college principal ;

THOMAS, THOMAS (1839 -1888),Wesleyan minister, and miscellaneous writer ;

THOMAS, THOMAS (1880 -1911), first British middle-weight boxing champion ;

THOMAS, THOMAS EMLYN (Taliesin Craig-y-felin ;1822 -1846),Unitarian minister, poet, and schoolmaster ;

THOMAS, THOMAS GEORGE, Viscount Tonypandy (1909 -1997), Labour politician and Speaker of the House of Commons .

THOMAS, THOMAS HENRY (‘Arlunydd Penygarn ’; DWB , 967).

THOMAS, THOMAS JACOB (‘Sarnicol ’;1873 -1945),schoolmaster, writer and poet ;

THOMAS, THOMAS LLEWELYN (1840 -1897),scholar, teacher and linguist ;

THOMAS, THOMAS MORGAN (1828 -1884), missionary ;

THOMAS, TIMOTHY (1694 -1751), cleric and scholar ;

THOMAS, TIMOTHY (‘ I ’) (1720 -1768), of Maes-isaf, Pencarreg ; Baptist minister and author .

THOMAS, WILLIAM ( fl . c . 1685? — c . 1740? ),secretary to Robert Harley, 1st earl of Oxford ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (d.1554), Italian scholar and clerk of the Privy Council to king Edward VI .

THOMAS, WILLIAM (d.1671), ofLlantrisant, Mon., leader of the free-communion Baptists in the South of that county in Restoration times .

THOMAS, WILLIAM (d.1813), Unitarian Baptist minister ,

THOMAS, WILLIAM (1613 -1689), bishop ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (1723 -1811), Calvinistic Methodist exhorter ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (1727 -1795), schoolmaster and diarist ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (1734 -1799), cleric and antiquary ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (1749 -1809),Independent minister, and publisher ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (1790 -1861), poet ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (Gwilym Mai ;1807 -1872), poet and printer ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (Islwyn ;1832 -1878),Calvinistic Methodist minister, and poet ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (1832 -1911), Congregational minister ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (Gwilym Marles ;1834 -1879),Unitarian minister, social reformer, writer, and schoolmaster .

THOMAS, WILLIAM (Glanffrwd ;1843 -1890), cleric and author ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (1891 -1958),under-secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM (KEINION) (1856 -1932),Congregational minister, and publicist .

THOMAS, WILLIAM DAVIES (1889 -1954), Professor of English ;

THOMAS,Sir WILLIAM JAMES (1867 -1945),BARONET, coalowner, philanthropist .

THOMAS, WILLIAM JENKYN (1870 -1959), schoolmaster and author ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM PHILLIP (‘Gwilym Rhondda ’;1861 -1954), colliery official ;

THOMAS, WILLIAM THELWALL (1865 -1927), surgeon .

THOMAS, WILLIAM THEOPHILUS (Gwilym Gwenffrwd ;1824 -1899), Congregational minister and poet .

THOMAS, ZECHARIAS (1727 -1816), Baptist minister ;

THOMPSON, DAVID (1770 -1857), explorer in British North America ;

TIBBOTT family,Llanbryn-mair, Mont.

TILLEY, ALBERT (1896 -1957), mace-bearer at Brecon cathedral and local historian ;

TOMAS ab IEUAN ap RHYS ( DWB , 975).

TOMKINS family, musicians .

TOMLEY, JOHN EDWARD (1874 -1951), solicitor ;

TOUT, THOMAS FREDERICK (1855 -1929), historian ,

TOY, HUMFREY (d.1575), Carmarthen merchant .

TRAHAEARN ap CARADOG (d.1081), king of Gwynedd .

TRAHAEARN BRYDYDD MAWR , a poet of thefirst half of the 14th cent.

TRAHERNE, JOHN MONTGOMERY ( DWB , 976-7).

TRAINER, JAMES (1863 -1915?), Association footballer (the ‘prince of goalkeepers’) .

TREE, RONALD JAMES (1914 -1970), priest and schoolmaster ;

TREFGARNE, GEORGE MORGAN, 1st BARON TREFGARNE of Cleddau (formerly GARRO-JONES, GEORGE MORGAN ;1894 -1960), barrister-at-law and politician ;

TREGELLES, SAMUEL PRIDEAUX (1813 -1875), Biblical scholar and linguist ;

TREGONING, WILLIAM EDWARD CECIL (1871 -1957), industrialist ;

TREHARNE, BRYCESON (1879 -1948), musician ,

TREHARNE, REGINALD FRANCIS (1901 -1967), Professor of history ;

TREHERNE (formerly THOMAS ), GEORGE GILBERT TREHERNE (1837 -1923), antiquary ,

TREVITHICK, RICHARD (1771 -1833), engineer ;

TREVOR family, ofTrevalun, Denbs.,Plas Têg, Flints., and Glynde, Sussex .

TREVOR family, ofBrynkynallt, Denbs.

TREVOR,Sir CHARLES GERALD (1882 -1959), inspector of forests ;

TREVOR, JOHN ( I ) (d.1357), bishop of S. Asaph .

TREVOR, JOHN ( II ), bishop of S. Asaph (d.1410 ).

TREW, WILLIAM JOHN (1878 -1926), Wales and Swansea rugby centre three-quarter ;

TROY, BLANCHE HERBERT, LADY TROY (previously BLANCHE MILBO(U)RNE , BLANCHE WHITNEY ) (d.c. 1557 )Lady Mistress of Elizabeth I, Edward VI and Queen Mary .

TRUBSHAW,Dame GWENDOLINE JOYCE (1887 -1954), public administrator and social worker; ;

TRUEMAN,Sir ARTHUR ELIJAH (1894 -1956), Professor of geology ;

TUCKER, JOSIAH (1712 -1799), cleric and economist .

TUDOR family of Penmynydd, Anglesey — later members.

TUDOR, EDMUND ( c. 1430 -1456),

TUDOR, JASPER ( c. 1431 -1495), earl of Pembroke ,

TUDOR, OWEN DAVIES (1818 -1887), legal writer ;

TUDOR, STEPHEN OWEN (1893 -1967), minister (Presb.) and author ;

TUDUR ALED ( fl. 1480-1526), poet ;

TUDUR PENLLYN ( c. 1420 — c. 1485-90 ), bard .

TURBERVILLE family ofCoity, Glam.

TURBERVILLE family of Crickhowell, Brecknock .

TURBERVILLE, EDWARD ( c. 1648 -1681), informer .

TURNBULL, MAURICE JOSEPH LAWSON (1906 -1944), cricketer and rugby player .

TURNER, EDWARD (‘ NED ’) (1792 -1826), prize-fighter ;

TURNER, MERFYN LLOYD (1915 -1991), social reformer and author .

TURNER, SHARON (1768 -1847), solicitor and historian ;

TURNER, WILLIAM (1766 -1853), a pioneer of the North Wales slate industry , etc.,

TURNOR, DAVID (1751? -1799), cleric and agriculturist ;

TWISLETON, GEORGE (1618 -1667), officer in the parliamentary army ;

TYDECHO , a6th cent. Celtic saint ,

TYSILIO , a7th cent. Celtic saint ,