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1 Nichols, Literary Illustrations, 1828, V. pp. 1-60.
2 D.N.B.
3 For the Stepney family see West Wales Historical Records, VII. pp. 109-142, and R. Harrison, Some Notices of the Stepney Family, 1870.
4 John Dyer, poet, artist, parson (1701-1758).
5 Gulston is at fault in calling her 'heiress.' Sir Herbert Croft of Croft Castle, Bart, had two sons, the elder of whom, Archer Croft, succeeded as Baronet, and three daughters, of whom the youngest, Frances Croft, married Robert Dyer in 1720.
6 i.e. whole length. The contraction 'W.L." is also used.
7 Her son, George Philipps, M.P. for Carmarthen Borough from 1780 to 1784.
8 Children of Daniel Evans of Peterwell, Cards., by Mary Herbert of Hafod his wife. This Mary married, as her second husband, John Lloyd of Bwlchllaethwen (now called Llangennech Park), by whom she had a daughter, Eleanor Lloyd, who married Sir Thomas Stepney, Baronet (d. 1748).
9 Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of Sir Isaac Le Hoop, married John Lloyd of Peterwell, Cards, son of Walter Lloyd by Elizabeth daughter and coheiress of Daniel Evans of Peterwell. John Lloyd died without issue in 1755, and the estate passed to his younger brother, Sir Herbert Lloyd, Baronet, an able but turbulent character, who died by his own hand in 1769.
10 Probably Thomas Lloyd of Castell Hywel, Cards, and Porthyrhyd, Carms, who married as his 2nd wife Bridget daughter of the elder Sir Henry Vaughan of Derwydd.
11 Sir Henry Vaughan (c 1587-1660), younger brother of the 1st Earl of Carbery. On marrying the heiress of Derwydd, he settled there; Major-General in the Royalist army; knighted 1643; captured at Naseby and imprisoned in the Tower; called "Old" Sir Henry to distinguish him from his son who bore the same Christian name and was also a knight.
12 Maria Justina, daughter of Sir Thomas Stepney, and sister to Mrs Elizabeth Bridgetta Gulston. She married firstly, Francis Head of St Andrews, Norfolk, and secondly, in 1788, General Andrew Cowell, Coldstream Guards. Both Maria Justina and her husband died in 1821.
13 Those of the Edwinsford family who served as High Sheriffs were David (1596), Nicholas (1665) and Sir Rice Williams (1680) probably one of these is meant.
14 Gulston is in error as to Hodgkinson's wife. Robert Banks Hodgkinson of Overton, married in 1757 Bridget daughter of Thomas Williams. He lived for a time at Edwinsford, was High Sheriff in 1784, and died without issue in 1792.
15 Sir Nicholas Williams, eldest son of Sir Rice Williams, Knt, by Mary Vaughan of Llanelly; created Baronet on 30 July 1707, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Carmarthenshire on 11 June 1736; he married Mary daughter of Charles Cocks, niece of the Lord Chancellor, Lord Somers. He died without issue on 19 July 1745, aged 64, and was buried at Talyllychau. Fenton writes in 1809 "Beyond this Common [Llansadwrn] and adjoining it is a projecting point of land, within some sort of ancient Encampment, the late Sir Nicholas Williams private property belonging to Edwinsford, near the extremity of which, built a Summer house, now a heap of rubbish, it having been destroyed by lightning" Tours in Wales, pp 72-3.
16 Sir Rice Williams (H.S. 1680) son of Nicholas (H.S. 1665). He married 1stly Joan daughter and coheiress of Sir Roger Lort of Stackpole, Bart, and 2ndly Mary daughter of John Vaughan of Llanelly. He died on 27 February 1693-4 and was buried at Talyllychau.
17 See my essays on the Vaughans in Trans Cymmr 1963, 1964, 1966, for biographical details of those whose portraits are described by Gulston. An illustrated catalogue of portraits, at Golden Grove, by Rachel A. G. Howard and K. S. Campbell, printed privately in 1904, contains valuable notes.
18 Thomas Rymer (17221784) came of a prosperous Pembrokeshire family. An enterprising industrialist, he worked coalmines in the vicinity of Kidwelly where he constructed a canal to carry the coal to a quay he had built at the estuary of the Gwendraeth. He died unmarried, leaving a considerable fortune to his unmarried sisters with remainder to his friend Lord Dynevor. The portrait of Rymer, dressed as a Chinese mandarin, still hangs at Dynevor.
19 The society existed from 1726 to 1764.

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