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To the EDITOR of the NORTIJ…


To the EDITOR of the NORTIJ WALES GAZETTE. 8m ACCORDING to promise made a few months ago, I herein enclose & send you two very remarkable traditional accounts of what happened in two places, viz.—One in Anglesey, and the other in Carnarvonshire, for you to insert in your valua- ble paper—doubtless, many of the subscribers thereto, will be glad to see them. From your's &c. March lli/f, IS21, HEBOG. TRADITIONS. Tyrfrydog, was the son of Arwystle Gloff, who was son of Owen Danwyn, son of Einioa Urdd, son of Cynedda Weledig, he built his Church at Llandefrydog—-which Church Giral- dus Cambrensis makes mention of, and of a me- morable accident that happened in it in his time. The accident was as follows:-A certain person robbed the said Church of Llandefrydog, and stole; every valuable article ttieieiii-tnd made best of his way, he travelled upwards of a week, with his booty—and being' overcome with fatigue, he laid himself down and slept, his pursuers acci- dentally came that way, and saw him asleep alongside of a large stone, within half a mile of Llandyfrydog, and there taken, and to his great surprise, found himself so close to the Church.- The stone where he layed by is to be seen to this day, within half a mile to the said Church—and what is more uncommon, the stone is lowsy.— There is no firm proof notwithstanding tradition oftentimes possesses a firm foundation. SECOND TRADITION. Opposite Beaumaris, between that and Tre- gaiv.vy, in the sea, remains the ruins of an old pa- lace, called by the country people (Llys Ellis), and tradition says, that it was swallowed by the sea, time out of memory in a strange manner.—• A daughter of the family, belonging then to that (Llys) fell in love with a poor young man, and her family not willing to give her in marriage to the man by reason of his poverty, the which she communicated to liim, and told him, if he could find money enough any how, either by7 robbery or murder, it mattered not by what means, and her family then would give their consent. So the young man, accordingly, went to the moun- tain, and killed a man, by which means he got a vast treasure; and coming the next night to in- form his dear of his success, she told him that the next night lie must go to the place to listen what he should hear,—the which he accordingly did, and he heard a voice crying woc, woe woe the which he told his dear, and she order- ed him to go and ask the voice when the woe should come and he going accordingly, and hearing as before, asked when ? and the voice answering, not in thy days, nor in thy children, nor grand-children. And the young woman find- ing by the answer, that it should not be in her time, married him but according as the voice told some time after, when all the family were met together, and being merry, one of the ser- vants going to the cellar, found that the sea was coming on, made the best of his way, and called those that he met to follow him, and ran to a place of safety before they looked back on the dismal sight. For the sea swallowed the place, and the old walls are to be seen at this day, and the name given by the country people, to the place where they stopped to look behind them, seems to confirm the tradition, as it is called Trwyn-yr-wylfa, or the point of weeping, And it stands in Dwy-gy-fylchi parish, (Divy-g)l- fylehui) within four miles of Conway, &c. And the place where the young man committed murder and robbery, is called Afon Has sals, or the liver where an Englishman was killed and the river is up in the mountain, not far from the aforesaid Dwy-gy-fylchi.


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