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JOHN DYER (1699-1758; D.N.B. xvi, 287).
The account of this minor English poet in the recently-published second volume
of The History of Carmarthenshire should be read in conjunction with a letter by Edward
Parker in The Times Literary Supplement for July 22, 1939.
The National Library has three groups of documents in which various members of
the Dyer family appear as parties. They are included in the Court Henry' Deeds and
Documents (deposited by Lieut.-Col. Audrey M. 0. J. Lloyd, M.C., in August, 1939),
th e Carmarthen Town' Deeds, and the Coleman Deeds,' and relate to transactions
concerning properties in the parishes of Llanegwad, Llanfihangel Aberbythick, Llanfi-
hangel Rhosycorn, Llanfynydd, Llangathen, and Llangyndeyrn, all in co. Carmarthen.
W. LL. DAVIES.
ANNE PENNY (1728-?).
The originals of the two letters, dated Nov. 3, 1770 and Sept. 1 [1771], from Anne
Penny to the Reverend B. N. Turner, which were printed by Hugh Lloyd of Liverpool
in The Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society, Vol. Ill, pp. 38-48, are now in the
National Library, where they have been accessioned as N.L.W. MS. 12,227.
Mrs. Anne Penny, whose maiden name was Anne Bulkeley Hughes, was the daughter
of Bulkeley Hughes, of Bangor, a clerk in holy orders in the diocese of Bangor, presumably
at EdeyrnI, and therefore a kinswoman of the Anglesey family of Bulkeley of Brynddu.2
Richard Morris, one of the notable Morris brothers of Anglesey, also claimed relation-
ship with her. 3
MEGAN ELLIS.
JOHN JONES, Dean of Bangor (1650-1727).
The frequent references to rhe work accomplished by John Jones, Dean of
Bangor, in connection with charity schools in North Wales which are given by Professor
W. M. Williams of Swansea in his article, The Friends of Griffith Jones' (Y Cymmrodor,
Vol. XLVI, 1939), are a reason for calling attention to the fact that the National Library
has two groups of papers relating to John Jones which have not yet been studied
intensively. These are the Vivian of Plasgwyn (Anglesey) deposited papers, and N.L.W.
MSS. 9070, 9073, and 9102 amongst the Panton papers.
The pedigree of Jones is given on p. 104 of J. E. Griffith's Pedigrees of Anglesey and
Carnarvonshire Families (1914), under Plasgwyn, Pentraeth (Anglesey). His great-
niece, Jane, heiress of Plasgwyn, married Paul Panton the elder.
W. LL. DAVIES.
HUMPHREY HUMPHREYS (1648-1712; D.N.B. xxviii, 249).
It is now nineteen years since Mr. Bob Owen contributed to Cymru, Vol. 60 (1921),
an account of this distinguished Welshman who was bishop of Bangor from 1689 to 1701
before being translated to Hereford. Mr. Owen appears to have been aware of some of
the references to Humphreys in the N.L.W. Additional Manuscripts described by J. H.
Davies (e.g. N.L.W. MS. 309) and in manuscripts described by Dr. Gwenogvryn Evans
(e.g. he refers to Panton MS. 23, but not to Panton MSS. 7, 28, and 69). The Plas-yn-Cefn
collection of letters and papers to which he made incidental reference is now deposited
in the National Library (see Williams Wynn of Plas-yn-Cefn deposited manuscripts). Since
Mr. Owen's account was written much additional material relating to Humphreys has been
collected at the National Library. The Vivian of Plasgwyn (Anglesey), Ottley, Bro-
gyntyn, Wynne of Bodewryd, and Alfred Sotheby collections of family and other papers,
I See N.L.W. MSS. 1616 and 1617.
2 See Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families by John Edwards
Griffith, 1914, pp. 32, 33, and 36.
3 See British Museum Add. MS. 15,029, f. 54.
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