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RaJlANTIC STUR Y FROM LL!NRUG.

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RaJlANTIC STUR Y FROM LL!NRUG. A correspondent writes :-On Monday, in the rural village of Llanrug, about four miles from Carnarvon, were interred the remains of an eccentric lady. Mrs Jones, formerly Mrs Welborne. She was a daughter of the late Rev H. Bailey Williams, vicar of the parish, and great grand- daughter to the Rev Peter Williams, a translator of the Bible into Welsh. She was first married to a Mr Welborne, a merchant. in a large. way of business in the West Indies, and after his death returned to the family home at Pantavon, an- rug. where she caused much amusement by her New Woman" ideas. She was very fond of hunting and riding, and might be depended upon to be at the meet, however stormy ^weather. Lately the home was broken up, and t e es a sold to Mr J. Watkin, nephew to Sir Edward Watkin. Mrs Welborne removed to Anglesey, where she held a farm in Pentvaeth. While there she married a young man named Edwar o curious story i reMed of — the favourite steeds wtafc^°"°bgy^d'commented tarm labourers hjpen^d to pas work for her. She immediately auswered. Will you find one for me?" He answered « Yes. A few days later he happened to pass che place aUin when she called out tohim, Have you found me a husband yet?" The youth replied "No I have not, unless you will take me. She immediately replied in the affirmative. She sub- sequently married the young man, and appears to have been very happy in her choice, for in her will the words My dear husband occur very often. A few days ago the lady fell ill and died, and, as already stated, was buried in the parish church- yard of Llanrug. After the burial service in the old church the family lawyer read a most curious will. After the customary formalities the testatrix went on to command that after her death she was to be buried in her hunting habit of divided skirt, jacket, peaked cap, and strong boots. All her other boots were to be burnt, as also was her car- riage. Her favourite horses (one of them worth at least £ 60) were to be shot or killed on the morning following her burial. Having devised a part of her property to her relatives, provided the above commands were carried out, she willed the remainder of her personal property (which was considerable) to be divided between her dear husband," her niece, and her sister-in-law.

TALJjEYRURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.

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