NOTES y. D. Chambers and G. E. Mingay, Thh Agricultural Revolution, 1760-1815, London, 1967, p84 'See E. D. Evans, A History of Wales, 1660-1815, Cardiff, 1976, p. 126 C. Thomzs, Merioneth Estates 1750-1858, a study in agrarian geography, J. Merioneth Hist. and Rec. Soc., 5, 1967, pp. 221-38. 3Report and Minutes of Evidence of the Select Committee on Common Inclosure, 1844, B.P.P. 7, p. 219. William Edwards of Hindwell in Radmorshire observed to the Committee, "I know men who have selected powerful men who were no sort of shepherds, but who were sent up the hill for the purpose of inti- midating". *R. U. Sayce, Popular Enclosure and the One Night House, Mont. Coll. XCVII, 1941-2, pp. 112-114, 6Ibid., p. 115. On the other hand, some farmers actively encouraged squatting in order that a poor man might not depend upon parish relief. •Thus John Clare sang of nut-gathering "On commons where no farmer's claims appear Nor tyrant justice rides to interfere 71. Bowen, The Great Enclosures of Common Lands in Wales, London, 1914, p. 41. 8Chambers and Mingay, op. cit., p. 84. Objections were often violently expressed. Writing to her husband in Haverfordwest on September 4th 1819, Elizabeth Parry noted that, the lower class of people are inveterate against all the inclosure and pull down by night what is erected by day. Mr. Powell, Nanteos, built on part allotted to him the man who inhabited it received intimation that if he did not quit it they would burn it about his ears they were as good as their word for during his absence they threw out all his furniture and burnt the house [N.L.W. Llidiardau MSS. (un- numbered)]. See also A. E. Davies Enclosures in Cardiganshire, 1750-1850, Ceredigion, VIII, 1976, pp. 100-140 and M. Williams, "The Enclosure and Reclamation of Waste Land in England and Wales in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries". Trans. Inst. Brit. Geog., 51, 1970, passim. 9Evans, op. cit., pp. 127-8. 10The bulk of this article is based upon material located in Box IIB of the unscheduled Gogerddan archive in the National Library of Wales. 1153 Geo. III, c. 71 An Act for inclosing lands in the several parishes of Llanfihangel Gen'aur glyn and Llangynfelin in the County of Cardigan UHassall lived at East Wood, Narberth. As an owner of land in Cilgerran he was received on equal terms with the local gentry, on one occasion fighting a duel with Sir Thomas Picton. 13Bower had acted as sub-engineer to the extensive drainage works being carried out by Sir Joseph Banks, F.R.S. at Reveley Abbey, his fenland home. Writing to Pryse Pryse's father, Edward Lovedon of Buscot Park in Ovfordshire in 1814, Banks explained, "Anthony Bower of Lincoln is an ingenious man and one whose steadiness and talents I much respect, but I fear he is in the habit of over-rating his talents and charging more to his customer than he ought to do". 14In June 1822, Jenkins was finally discharged by the proprietors, having apparently taken little interest in the concern for the previous twelve months. According to Robert Williams, writing to William Tilsley Jones of Gwynfryn on June 20th, the proprietors were perfectly justified in discharging Jenkins who had been the sole cause of delay in the prosecution of the concern. "N.L.W. Pengelly 4. 165 Geo. IV c. 29, An Act to amend and Act of his Late Majesty King George the Third for inclosing lands in the several parishes of Llanfihangel Generlyn and Llanganfelin (sic) in the County of Cardigan. 17N.L.W. Pengelly 4. 18N.L.W. Cards. County Council Deposit 5.