Chester Courant and Anglo-Welsh Gazette, July 6th 1824


We last week noticed some few particulars of the celebration of this suspicious event at Nannau, the mansion of Sir R.W. Vaughan, and the neighbouring towns of Dolgelle, Bala, &c. – Among the gentlemen who sat down to dinner at Nannay, were the following individuals:–

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The public rejoicings at the coming of age of the heir of the house of Nannau, have not been confined within the immediate neighbourhood of the place of its residence, but have extended through various portions of the mother part of the Principality – a proof of the very high estimate in which the family is universally held. – To what we offered last week, we now add the following additional particulars:


On Friday the 25th ult, Robert Williames Vaughan, of Nannau, Esquire, completed his 21st year. – The morning was ushered in by the ringing of the bells at Myfod, Llansaintffraid, Llanfyllin and Llanfechau, and the firing of cannon upon different parts of the estate at Ystymeolwen; at twelve o’clock a remarkable fine ox, provided by the tenants, was distributed to the poor of the parishes of Myfod and Llansaintffraid, together with a plentiful supply of cwrw da and bread, as also a sheep given by Mr. Phillips, of Myford. John Jones, Esq. of Maesmawr, also gave fifty gallons of ale to the poor of Myfod and thus were upwards of 300 families retailed upon this joyful occasion.

The tenantry and well-wishers of Sir Robert Williames Vaughan, Bart, afterwards assembled at the mansion house of Ystymcolwen, where a most excellent dinner was provided at the expense of the worthy Baronet.; upwards of 100 gentlemen of the neighbourhood and tenants sat down at four o’clock, and the chair was taken by Sir Robert’s agent, Mr. Walter Jones. On the cloth being removed, the chairman, in a neat and concise speech, proposed the health of Mr. Vaughan, the heir of Ystymcolwen, which was drank in an elegant silver cup provided for the occasion. The health of the worthy baronet was next proposed, and drank with the most enthusiastic applause, and was followed by the healths of the rest of the worthy members of the houses of Nannau, Rug and Mostyn. The evening was spent in the greatest glee, and the party did not separate till an early hour in the morning, quitting the old Mansion highly delighted with the hospitable entertainment of the respected landlord.

– The cup is of an acorn shape: on one side is the following inscription – “Llwyddiant i Etifedd Ystymcolwen, R.W.V. 25th June, 1824;” on the opposite side is the figure of a Hand holding a Scales, with the words on each, “Landlord and Tenant;” at the top. “Do though likewise;” and below, “Walter Powell Jones;” around the rim of the cup, “Cyfiawndr rhwng Penneth a Thyddynwr a lawenha wldd.”