John ANWYL of Dolgleder, Gent.
Elizabeth ARGAS
Watkin SOLOMON of Barmouth
Evan ANWYL of Harlech, Gent.
Elizabeth WATKIN
Watkin ANWYL of The Red Lion


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Catherine JONES

Watkin ANWYL of The Red Lion 1

  • Born: 19 Feb 1739, Llandanwg, Merioneth, Wales 7
  • Christened: 25 Feb 1739, Llandanwg, Merioneth, Wales 2
  • Married: 17 Apr 1768, Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merioneth, Wales 3
  • Buried: 11 Nov 1823, Llandanwg, Merioneth, Wales 4

  Research Notes:

Watkin the son of Evan Anwyl, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife (baptismal record)


Named as a beneficiary in the Will of his maternal grandfather Watkin Solomon of Ty Newydd in Barmouth (1739)

In 1756 Watkin Anwyl was a witness at the marriage of his sister Catherine to Charles Blair.

Named as a beneficiary in his father's Will (1759)

In 1775 Watkin Anwyl was a witness at the marriage of his sister Mary to Meyrick Ellis.

In 1776 Watkin Anwyl was a witness at the marriage of his sister Elizabeth to John Richard.

Named as a beneficiary in his mother's Will (written 1777)

In 1807 Watkin Anwyl was one of those who paid bond for Administration of the personal estate of his brother-in-law Meyrick Ellis of Harlech, mariner.


Watkin Anwyl of Red Lion died aged 85 years (burial record)


"The 'alehouse' was The Red Lion a tenement of the Corsygedol estate, just beyond the eastern edge of castle green, which was then kept by Watkin Anwyl (1739-1823) and his wife Catherine (1736-1821). It was the town's main hostelry but, while the Corsygedol Arms Inn at Barmouth was rebuilt in 1795, the Red Lion in Harlech received no such attention.... 5


Abstract of the Will of Watkin Anwyl of Harlech in the County of Merioneth, Innkeeper, written 8 Nov 1823, inventory taken 24 Nov 1823, will proved 29 Mar 1824.

Gives & bequeaths to his daughter Mary Anwyl the lease he holds on Tŷ-an-y-selar and Accra Mair Magdalen

Gives & bequeaths all the rest and residue of his personal estates to his daughter Mary Anwyl and his grandson James Anwyl, whom he constitutes and ordains co-executors of his last will and testament.


Witnesses: William Roberts, John Richards 6

  Marriage Information:

Watkin married Catherine JONES on 17 Apr 1768 in Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merioneth, Wales. (Catherine JONES was born about 1736 and was buried on 12 Jun 1821 in Llandanwg, Merioneth, Wales, aged 85 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

Watkin Anwyl, singleman, maltster, of Llandanwg, Merioneth, to Catherine Jones, singlewoman, of Llanfair, Merioneth, spinster.

Marriage Bond: 24 Mar 1768 (Bangor A 7/34)


Watkin Anwyl of the Parish of Llandanwg, single man, and Catherine Jones of this Parish, spinster

Married by Licence

Witnesses: Owen Humphrey, Evan William


1 Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania, Thomas Allen Glenn, 1970, p. 52 [pedigree].

2 Llandanwg Parish Registers, Baptisms.

3 Llanfair Juxta Harlech Parish Registers, Marriages, no. 38.

4 Llandanwg Parish Registers, Burials.

5 Castle Cottage Harlech, History, citing Dr Lewis Lloyd's book The book of Harlech.

6 B / 1824 / 119 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

7 Fragmenta Genealogica, Vol. 12, p. 89.

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