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" Old Brecknock Chips." 29 VIII. ; the inquisition after his death was taken at Hereford, June 7th, 16 Henry VIII. Two of his daughters and coheirs were found to be Blanch Herbert, widow, late wife of Sir William Herbert, knt., aged 35 and more (first married to Whitney), and Alice Miles, widow, late wife to Henry Miles, Esq., aged 33 and more. This last named Henry Miles, otherwise Parry, had, by Alice Milbourne his wife, several children, of whom one Blanch Parry reached a great age, remaining always a spinster. Her will is in C.P.C. Drury, fo. 16. June 21. 1589. 31 Eliz. I. Blaunche Parrye one of the gentlewomen of the Queen's Majestie's Privy Chamber, to be buried at St. Margaret's Westminster near unto my nefhew John Vaghan. To the Queen's most excellent Majesty my Sovereign Lady and Mistress my best diamond &cc. She gives diamonds to Sir Xtofher Hatton, Lord Burleigh, Lady Cobham, Lord Lumley, &cc. Amongst a very large number of bequests to relations she gives £10 to Blaunch Parry son of James Parry. She gives £300 for the expenses of her funeral. Her will was proved Mar. 5 1589-90 by Thomas Powell and Hugh Bethell her Exors. Joan, widow to James Parry, of Poston, whose will is given above, is described in a Visitation Pedigree as " daughter to John a Morgan of Brecknocke." C.P.C. Admon. 1585. Mar. 81. Sir Roger Vaughan of Porthamell co. Brecon knt., to Robert Prosser of Talgarth co. Brecon gent, the cousin, fo. 134 B. 1614. May 27. Vaughan Edward of Llangorsen co. Brecon to Alice the relict. 1601-2 Feb. 16. Penry Philip of Llande- beia co. Carmarthen gent., to Morgan Penry the son. 1602. Dec. 8. Penry Timothy of St. Martin's in melds, widow renouncing &cc. fo. 140. 1624. Aug. 26. Penry David of City of Westminster to William Penry the son. fo. 108. A.S.M. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3bd, 1888. BRECON EISTEDDFOD OF 1822. We have recently been enabled to peruse the manuscript minutes of the Cambrian Society of Gwent, under the auspices of which Society an eis- teddfodic gathering of signal importance was held at Brecon sixty-five years ago. A preliminary meeting of the " Friends of Ancient Pritish litera¬ ture, poetr3% and music, resident in the eastern divi¬ sion of South Wales," was held at the Town Hall, Brecon, on Wednesday, the 5th December, 1821, the late eminent Oriental scholar, Major David Price, of Watton House, being in the chair. The town of Brecon is to be honoured by the hold¬ ing of the National Eisteddfod here, next year, and possibly a sketch of how our forefathers managed things, will be acceptable and perhaps helpful to the Brecon Executive Committee of to-day, into whose hands the arrangements for the 1889 National Eisteddfod have been entrusted. We subjoin ex¬ tracts accordingly :— That the objects of the Cymmrodorion Society, established in the Metropolis, and of the sister so¬ cieties recently formed on similar principles in the provinces of Dyfed, Gwynedd, and Powys, accord with the general sense and are entitled to the cordial support of this meeting. That the meeting form itself into a Society under the designation of "The Cambrian Society in Gwent" (comprehending the counties of Brecon, Glamorgan, Monmouth, and Radnor), for the pur¬ pose of co-operating with the other societies having the same object in view. That the object of this society he the preservation of the remains of Ancient British literature—his¬ torical, antiquarian, and poetical (sacred and moral), and the encouragement of native poetry and music in the Principality. Then follow rules stipulating that the Cambrian Society of Gwent shall be in union with the London Cymmrodorion and other Cambrian societies; and for the election of patrons and officers. The patrons included the Duke of Beaufort, the Bishops of St. David, Llandaff, and Hereford ; the Marquises of Camden, Bute, and Worcester; Earls Talbot, Oxford, Ashburnham, Abergavenny, Ply¬ mouth, Brecknock, Jersey, and Radnor; Lords Hereford, Dynevor, Rodney, Granville Somerset, Rev. Lord William Somerset, and Lords James Stuart and Harley. The elected president was Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., of Tredegar. The vice-presidents included the Hon. Wyndham Quin, Hon W. B. Grey, Sir J. B. Walsh, Sir John Thomas, Sir R. A. Kemeys, Sir Samuel Fludyer, Sir C. Cole, M.P., Sir Harford Jones, Sir C. Kem¬ eys Tynte, Sir John Morris, Sir John Nichol, Sir W Keppel, Sir Edward Hamilton, Sir G. G. Williams, Colonel Wood, M.P., Walter Wilkins, Esq., M.P., G. G. Morgan, Esq., M.P., W. A. Madocks, Esq., M.P., T. Frankland Lewis, Esq., M.P., Edward Rogers, Esq., M.P., Richard Price, Esq , MP., Wyndham Lewis, Esq., M.P., and the Archdeacons of Brecon and Llandaff. The following was the very influential committee appointed, composed of gentlemen from the counties interested:— Bbeconshiee.—Penry Williams, esq., Hugh Bold, esq., David Price, esq., John Gwynne, esq., Thomas Bold, esq., G. P. Watkins, esq., Saml. Church, esq., J. Maybery, esq., Hugh Price, esq., W. L. Hopkins, esq., T. H. Gwynne, esq., D.