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SEPLy 18771" THE CAMBRIAN REMEMBRANCER. Principality, and established by that monarch at Lleweni, &c."—Burke's Peerage has—" Adam de SSalfeburg, captain of the garrison' of Denbigh; and his grandson, John, seated at Lleweny, and died 1289:" Under Conway, in the " Landed Gentry," is "Black Sir Harry S.-,a favourite of Edward I, who gave him Lleweny;' forfeited by David's attainder. Sir John'founded the Abbey, and gave it, in 1214, to Bardsey." • Pennant places the settlement of the Saluaburies at Lleweny prior to the time ef Hei ry III.—from 1216 to 1272. It is pretty clear, therefore, thafl the'English had not only acquired a footing in thiH,part't>f'Wales so early as 1157, but that they mauaased tohold fast to it from that time forth. It is no- discredit to Owen Gwynedd that he failed to expel them out of his dominions, but it is te ours to assume that he had done so if the facts are against us, and they certainly seem to be so in this instance. In 1165 Henry undertook another expedition agninst the Welsh, this time by way of Corwen ; and I suspect, he meaiit,. if possible, to bring within his rule the slip of country lyirig between Corwen and Denbigh, hut in this instance Owen Gwynedd utterly defeated hiro, put a stop to his depredations, and so cooled his ambition that he was glad enough to let well alone, and make the best of his way back to his own country. In four years from that time the brave Owen died, and with his death I think it best to conclude this note. Histoeicus. ODDS AND ENDS. The Seven Pretty Peggies.—Mr Richard Llwyd. in his pleasant manner, has left to us the names of seven beauties, respectively named Margaret, and following so good an example I have ventured to' copy'them out of his work for insertion in your Remembrancer. Peggy Wynne, of Gorddinog, who married Sir Charjes Bond. Peggy Lewis, of Bontnewydd, who married Mr Poole, of Oae Nest. Peggy Roberts, of Bodior, who married Mr Hughes, of Bodrhwyi. Peggy .Griffith, of Gareglwyd, who. married Mr Griffith, vicar of Carnarvon. Peggy Bold, of Llanedwen, who married Mr Owen, of Penrhos. Peggy Price, of Beaumaris, who married Mr Chancellor Lewis. Peggy Prytherch, who married Mr Hughes, ~ Bryrigoleu. Bod-Owen. ' Henry the Seventh.—I should very ,much like, to see all the trifling "Odds and Ends" relating to lienry Tudor brought under the notice of your readers. Sion Tydur", in his ede to Queen Elizabeth, broke out into exultation when writing of her Welsh grandfather:— '* «J*flaia4 Ijjb hir lawenydd, - Yr .hwn a'n rhoes ninnau'n i I Gymra da vu hyd vedd Goroni^gwr o Wynedd." rhydd; We do not owe very much as a nation to his kindness, but here and there we meet with some slight tokens - of affection on his part towards the people of Wales. Every mark of this sort called forth the warmest of responses, often in verse, and it must be a pretty chaplet to the memory of this king if we combined to gather the flowers together, and if possible in a good Welsh colour. Rice Kyffin. Old Fables.—I have read the following in some old English works, which, being notable fables, I have copied out for your intending Welsh column:-- " For touching these two miracles famoused by Qirahtus and Gervasius, that on these, his high hills, there are two pools called the Mears, the one of which produceth great store of fish, but all having only one eye, and in the other these is a movable • island, which so soon as a man treadeth on it forthwith floateth a great way off, whereby the Welsh are said to have scaped and deluded their enemies assailing them." Here is another taken out of an accredited English work :—" These Moun- ■ tains (SnowdonJ Hills) may not unfitly be termed ■ the British Alps, as-being the most vast of all Britain, and for their steepness and cragginess not unlike to those of Italy, all ot them towering up into the air, and round encotnpasing one far higher than all the rest, peculiarly called Snowdon Hill, though the others,hkewise in the same sense, are by the Welsh termed Craig Eriry, as much as Snowy Mountains, taking their name as doth (by Pliny^ testimony) Aiphates in Armenia, and linens in Scythia : for all the year Jong, these lie mantled * over with snow, hard crusted together, though otherwise for their height they are open and liable both to the sun to dissolve them and the winds to oversweep them "// Cymahbanto. ' OCTOBER 13th, 1877. NOTES. Castell Dinas Bran.—We, who dwell at the*1 foot of this remarkable old ruin, do not always com¬ prehend that it stands at a height of one thousand ' feet above the sea level. We know that it com¬ mands-the vale, the Berwyns, and in clear weather old Snowdon, and are not altogether unacquainted with its history, but when a great English archaeolo¬ gist pays't a visit, we feel that what he has to say about it is deserving of record. Mr Loftus Brock, F.8.A., read a paper upon it, which doubtless will find its way into print, but tke following short resume ■ of that c'ocument I have cut out of anraccount of. the ■ proceedings of the British Association, and now send » it to you.'.' Mr E. P. Loftus Brock, F.&A., pointed out that the history of the castle must be considered ; in relation to its local surroundings, since it was but one of a series which appeared to have been always in close connection one with the other. Chirk Castle, at the distance of but a few miles, was evidently a - supporting fortress to this, and this to Chine; > wh'Ut higher up the valley at Corwen was another >