Cardigan People 8: John Young; Samuel Young; Wm J. Williams; David Williams, Mary Wilson

John Young (1816–3.12.1887) and Hannah, his wife (b. 1814)

A native of Ferwig. Bootmaker working in William St. Member of Bethania. Eldest son was Samuel (below).

Samuel Young (1851–19.02.1928)

Son of John and Hannah (above). Married 1) Ellen Griffiths in 1878, and 2) Minnie Ridgeway in 1908. Graduated from Oxford. Maltster at Pendre. Lived at Bronwydd House, St Mary’s St. Town Councillor. Mayor of Cardigan in 1908 and 1921. Member of Bethania.

William J. Williams (18.05.1864–14.02.1942)

Native of Manian Fawr, St Dogmael’s. Solicitor. Member of Cardigan Borough Council in 1891. Mayor in 1896. Liberal in politics. Member of Bethania Chapel. Lived at Penralltddu.

David Williams (1867–1955)

Lived at No. 6 Greenfield Row. In 1911 he was a carriage and motor works foreman. Secretary of Bethania Chapel for 52 years. Past President of the Cards. & Carms. Baptist Association; and treasurer of the Cards. Baptist Association. He was a former secretary of the Glanteify Lodge of Oddfellows. Founder member of Cardigan Lodge of Loyal Order of Moose. Town councillor for 26 years, and mayor in 1932–3.

He was buried at Blaenwaun, St Dogmaels.

Mary Wilson, Macclesfield, hawker, 25 year old inmate at Cardigan Gaol, 1871.

An extremely rare photograph of the inside of the gaol.

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