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« on: Sunday 08 July 18 14:02 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know what Y H would mean. I have found the couple and he was a grocer.
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Re: inscription Y H
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 July 18 14:15 BST (UK) »
One site I found suggested it as the Welsh equivalent of JP (Justice of the Peace, ie Magistrate). See

https://mymemory.translated.net/en/Welsh/English/yh

However, I'm not a Welsh speaker, so you'd do better to wait for one to come along to confirm this or otherwise. But if he was a JP/YH, he'd probably be the sort of chap to get a newspaper write-up when he died, as well as being mentioned when he was dealing with cases.
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Re: inscription Y H
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 July 18 14:54 BST (UK) »
He was  an Alderman in 1910,  but I can`t find anything later than that about him.
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Re: inscription Y H
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 July 18 14:59 BST (UK) »
He was  an Alderman in 1910,  but I can`t find anything later than that about him.

Found him in 1918, still an Alderman. Can`t even think of an abbreviation for that  ???
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Re: inscription Y H
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 July 18 15:56 BST (UK) »
I've been looking at Welsh Newspapers Online (http://newspapers.library.wales/home) - they only go as far as 1919, but there are dozens of references to Thomas Jones of Wrexham, including some as a magistrate and some as mayor. Of course with a name like that, some will be false positives, but you'll be better placed than me to work that out.

Some of the articles I found were as follows:

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3173305/3173308/5/ (22 Mar 1895 - col.5, about 18 lines down)

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/4594089/4594094/47/ (26 Oct 1895 - col.3 The Municipal Elections)

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/4594343/4594348/53/ (12 May 1900 - col.6 The Free Church Council)

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/4594469/4594474/44/ (18 Aug 1900 - col.4 Proposed Grocer's Association)

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/4246313/4246321/25/ (19 Feb 1909 - col.4 Proposed New Theatre at Wrexham)

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/4241817/4241823/44/ (23 Nov 1917 - col.3 The Wrexham Borough Police Court)

Plenty more where they came from! And the last two confirm that there was a magistrate of that name.
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Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: inscription Y H
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 July 18 16:04 BST (UK) »
Looks like it, Arthur

http://www.geiriadur.net/index.php?page=ateb&uni=y&prefLang=&term=ynad+heddwch&direction=we&whichpart=exact&type=saying

Ynad heddwch

ynad = magistrate/justice

hwddwch = peace



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Re: inscription Y H
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 08 July 18 16:41 BST (UK) »
Wonderful, thanks a lot both.
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