Fenton (Richard)

  • 1747–1821
  • antiquarians
  • Pembrokeshire, Tyddewi ... St Davids
Welsh poet and author of topographical works
Fenton, Richard, “A history of Pembrokeshire, by George Owen, Esq. of Henllys, Lord of Kemes, with additions and observations by John Lewis”, The Cambrian Register 2 (1799): 53–230.
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Fenton, Richard, “An account of an ancient game formerly used in Pembrokeshire, South Wales”, The Cambrian Register 1 (1796): 168–176.
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Fenton, Richard [anonymous], “A short view of the long life of that ever wise, valiaunt, and fortunat commander Rice ap Thomas, knight ... a privie councillor to Henrie VII”, The Cambrian Register 1 (1796): 49–144.  
“The original manuscript, of which this is a copy, was written in the early part of the reign of James the First”.
Journal volume:  Welsh Journals Online: <link>

See also: PembrokeshirePembrokeshire/Sir Benfro
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William Owen PughePughe (William Owen)
(d. 1835)
Welsh scholar, antiquarian, author, lexicographer; author of a Welsh and English Dictionary (1803)
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Tyddewi [St Davids]Tyddewi ... St Davids cathedral church
St Davids;Tyddewi
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Reference works
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–present. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
Roberts (Brynley F.) [id. 9298. ‘Fenton, Richard (1747–1821)’] direct link
Welsh biography online, Online: National Library of Wales, 2009–present. URL: <>.
North (Frederick John) [id. s-FENT-RIC-1747. ‘FENTON, RICHARD (1747 - 1821), poet and topographical writer’] direct link
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