Llangwm is Conwy county’s most southern parish, with the communities of Dinmael, Maerdy, Tŷ Nant, Glan-yr-afon and Gellioedd — as well as the village of Llangwm itself — part of it.

It is a largely agricultural area today, as was the case to an even larger extent a century ago. The population of the parish was 742 accoring to the 1911 census.
17 of Llangwm’s farmers, poets, musicians, workers and gentry were lost in WW1; 13 of these were unmarried, 2 married (one of these a father), 2 unknown, and all but 3 were Welsh-speakers.

Wynn Parr Lynes, Llangwm

Son of Colonel Samuel Parr Lynes and Florence Lynes (owners of the Garthmeilio estate). The roots of the Lynes family lie in Warwickshire, and they came to be in Garthmeilio due to the Rev. John Lynes marrying the eldest daughter of John Wynn of Gwydir in 1822- Caroline- who lived there.

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John Wiffen, Llangwm

Son of Arthur and Matilda Wiffen, Church Street, Belchamp St Paul’s. He can be found on the 1911 census working as a farm labourer in Essex.

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