A list of Gardeners that worked at Nanteos throughout the centuries.
1778 Rice Rice
1778 John Davies
1782 Rice Walters (imprisoned for manslaughter)[i]
1785 Richard Garret Head Gardener
1786 John Davies
1791 John Hussay Bricklayer (garden work)
1792 John Williams
1813 John Edwards
1820 John Johnson
1821 William Jenkins
1821 Morgan Jenkins
1821-41 John Samuel
1821 Rowland Harris
1821 Evan Roderick Gardener/Carter
1821 Mary Jones
1821-26 Evan Morgan
1826 Thomas Jenkins
1832 John Evans
1832 Edward Edwards Junior
1832 David Samuel
1842 John Phillips [ii]
1842 John Evans
1843 John Samuel son of James Jacob Wood Sawyer
1843 Samuel Odell
1851 James Yeates
1861 Margaret Evans
1861 Edward Pritchard
1862 Davey Williams
1862 Jane Jones
1862 Maurice Jones Mason (Garden)
1862 Anne Jones
1862 Jane Jones
1862 Mr Brighton
1862 William Jones
1864 Elizabeth Jones
1864 John Woodcock
1871 David Jones
1871 John Evans
1871 Hugh Lloyd
1871 David Evans
1866-1873 John Morgans (Tanrhiwfelin)
1880s Mr Wright (Llangawsai)
1881 David Jenkins (Died December 4th, 1891, aged 81 Moriah)
1889 David Evans 952 days’ work £5.17.0
1889 Isaac Bonsall
1889 Andrew Robert Paterson
1890– 1911 Amos Lander Hopkins (Lodge)[iii]
1903 David Humphreys
1921 Lewis Powell
1936 Reginald Newman (Market Gardener)
1940-50 Daniel Stephens (worked for Newman)
1940-5 Evan Digby Evans (worked for Newman)
[i] Great Sessions Records
Rice Walter of Llanbadarn Fawr, male, gardener.
Ref: the murder of William Griffiths of Nanteos, groom, by striking him with the garden rake at Nanteos, following an affray over the deceased’s use of the word ‘man’ alluding to the accused.
The prisoner was described as a very sober, obedient servant of quiet temper.
The surgeon applied a trepan as the bone was not only fractured but split and divided and gone to the brain.
12th October 1782
Prosecutor: Edward Hughes, Aberllolwyn, Llanychaern, Esq.
Sentence: Guilty of manslaughter 1-year imprisonment.
The inquiry into this callous incident was held on the 29th October 1782, where twenty-four witnesses signed an oath. John Jones, the Coroner, stated that Rice Walter was ‘not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil’. He added that the garden rake was to the value of two shillings.
[ii] 14 May 1897
Death of an old Inhabitant - Were great to announce the death of Mr. John Phillips, formerly proprietor of the St. George Hotel [1870s], which took place on May 5th. The deceased who was 86 years of age, was a quiet and unobstructive man, and was much liked. He was a staunch churchman, being a member of Holy Trinity Church. He was born in Shropshire and came to this country, when young, as a gardener to Nant Eos. He afterwards became gardener to Lord Sudeley [Toddington Manor, Gloucester] but returned to Nant Eos where he remained until his retirement for Gardening. His wife, who died two or three years ago, was a sister of the late Mr Jesse Morgan, manager of the Aberystwyth water works. Deceased leaves four daughters, one of whom is the wife of Mr W. A. Green, the Foundry.
[iii] LLANARTH. The Annual Show. The Sixth Annual Show of Garden and Farm Produce was held at the Llanarth Board School on Thursday. The show proved a success in every sense, the number of exhibits and attendance being in excess of any former year. The judges were Mr Hopkins, Nanteos, and Mrs Jones, Gellifaharen, Llandyssul.
4 September 1902, Welsh Gazette and West Wales Advertiser