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NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:29 BST (UK) »
Old family legend has it that Nansi (not her real name) is a distant relation.  I believe she lived at or near Pentbontfawr.  Does anybody else have connections that will help me prove or disprove this story?

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:35 BST (UK) »
Hi

I presume hat you've got these links :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/walesonair/database/nansi2.shtml

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nansi_Richards


Born 14th May 1888 - I'll try to find her on the 1891.

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PS - I think Penybontfawr is in Montgomeryshire
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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:39 BST (UK) »
Thank you.  I had seen a booklet similar to your first link but can't remember where.  The two tales on the Wiki page are often spoken of.  What was her real name?

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:46 BST (UK) »
Maybe Catherine ~

The nearest family that I can find that fits the info is :

1891
Nantyrangell, Llangynog, Penybontfawr
RG12/4602/34/1
Margaret E Richards, wife, married, 28, b. Llanymynech
Edward, son, 5, b. Llangynog
Catherine, dau, 3, b. Llangynog
Hugh Skellorn, b in l, mar, 30, farm servant, b. Kinnerley, Shropshire

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:54 BST (UK) »
Also this as a poss in 1901, so she could be a Mary  -


Penybont farm, Pennant
RG13/5206/27/5

Thomas Richards, 48, farmer, b. Llanarmon M M
Anne, 42
Edward T, son, 18, farmer
Mary, dau, 11
Lizzie C, dau, 8
Phoebe, dau, 5
All born Pennant apart from Thomas

Tricky  :-\


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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:59 BST (UK) »
Thank you again.  I hope somebody might be able to confirm Nansi's birth name.

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 08 April 12 18:06 BST (UK) »
I've tried to find an obituary - there must be one -  but so far no luck  :-\
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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 08 April 12 18:21 BST (UK) »
I have just looked on Amazon and there appears to be one for sale....but it's in Welsh.

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 08 April 12 19:39 BST (UK) »
Nancy/Nansi is usually a pet name for Ann or Agnes - but she could have used it just as a professional name without any connection to her real name :-\

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