17th century in Wales

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Other events of the century

This article is about the particular significance of the century 1601 - 1700 to Wales and its people.

Princes of Wales[edit]

Princesses of Wales[edit]

  • none

Events[edit]

1601

1602

1603

1604

1605

1606

1607

1608

1610

1611

1612

1613

1614

1615

1616

1617

1618

1619

  • Mostyn Colliery is recorded as being worth in the region of £700 annually to the Mostyn family, which suggests a fairly substantial output.[13]

1620

1621

1622

1623

1625

1627

1636

1638

1639

1640

1643

1644

  • January - Thomas Fairfax breaks the six-week siege of Nantwich.
  • September - The first battle of the English Civil War on Welsh soil takes place at Montgomery.
  • Thomas Bulkeley is created 1st Viscount Bulkeley in recognition of his service to the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.
  • Roch Castle is captured by Parliament; the owner's daughter, Lucy Walter, flees to London and thence to The Hague.

1645

1646

1647

1648

1649

1650

1656

1657

1659

1660

1661

1662

1663

1664

  • Thomas Wogan, former Parliamentary commander and regicide, escapes from York Castle and flees to the Netherlands.

1666

1667

1668

1669

1673

1678

1679

1680

1682

1686

  • Rowland Ellis and his fellow Quakers leave Wales for Pennsylvania to avoid religious persecution.

1688

1689

1690

1694

1695

1697

1699

  • Bryn Celli Ddu is plundered by grave robbers.
  • American-born East India merchant Elihu Yale returns to his family home at Plas Grono near Wrexham where he spends much of the rest of his life.

1700

Arts and literature[edit]

Books[edit]

1600

1603

1611

1613

  • Lewis Dwnn - Heraldic Visitations of the Three Counties of North Wales above Conway

1615

  • "R.A., Gent." (Robert Anton, Robert Aylett or Robert Armin?) - The Valiant Welshman, or the true Chronicle History of the Life and Valiant Deedes of Caradoc the Great, King of Cambria, now called Wales. As it hath beene sundry times acted by the Prince of Wales his Servants
  • Rhosier Smyth - Gorsedd y Byd

1618

1621

1630

1632

1645

1650

1651

1653

1654

  • Alexander Griffith
    • Strena Vavasoriensis; or, a New Year's Gift for the Welsh Itinerants. Or an Hue and Cry after Mr. Vavasor Powell, Metropolitan of the Itinerants, and one of the Executioners of the Gospel by Colour of the late Act for the Propagation thereof in Wales
    • True and Perfect Relation of the whole Transaction concerning the Petition of the Six Counties of South Wales, and the County of Monmouth

1655

  • Jeremy Taylor - Golden Grove; or a Manuall of daily prayers and letanies . .

1656

1657

1658

1660

Births[edit]

1601

1602

1603

  • date unknown Richard Jones, Anglican priest and writer (d. c.1655)

1604

1605

1607

1608

1610

1611

1613

1615

1617

1619

1620

1621

1627

c.1630

1634

1649

1655

1671

  • date unknown - Ellis Wynne, priest and author (d. 1734)

1674

1675

1677

1682

1683

1684

  • early - Griffith Jones, religious minister and educationalist (d. 1761)

1688

1693

1696

1700

Deaths[edit]

1601

1602

1603

1604

1606

1607

1609

1610

1611

1612

1613

1615

1617

  • date unknown - Henry Perry, linguistic scholar and priest

1618

1620

1621

1622

1626

1627

1629

1630

1631

1633

1634

1636

1641

1646

1649

1650

1656

1658

  • September/October - Lucy Walter, former mistress of King Charles II

1659

1660

1663

1664

1670

1674

1675

1676

1677

1679

1680

1681

1682

1683

1685

1686

1688

1689

1694

1695

1696

1697

1698

1700

References[edit]

  1. ^ W R Williams The Parliamentary History of the Principality of Wales
  2. ^ W R Williams Parliamentary History of the Principality of Wales
  3. ^ W R Williams The Parliamentary History of the Principality of Wales
  4. ^ Disney, Michael (4 January 2005). "Britain had its own big waves - 400 years ago". The Times. London. Retrieved 20 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "A Short Guide to Chastleton House", by Oliver Garnett, for The National Trust, 1997.
  6. ^ Mullaney, Steven The Place of Stager University of Michigan Press 1995 ISBN 978-0-472-08346-6 p. 163 [1]
  7. ^ Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire (1968) [1937]. "Llanwenllwfyo". An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. pp. 114–115. 
  8. ^ Historical Buildings – St Fagans: National History Museum – Kennixton Farmhouse. Accessed 27 September 2013
  9. ^ Robert Hood, C. Stuart Houston (1994). To the Arctic by Canoe, 1819-1821: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin. Google Books. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-7735-1222-1. Retrieved 28 September 2008. Port Nelson, on the north shore of the peninsula and only twelve miles from York Factory, preceded York as an H.B.C. post in 1682-83. It is at the mouth of the Nelson River, discovered by Sir Thomas Button in 1612 and named after Button's sailing master, who died on the voyage. 
  10. ^ Camden New Journal article, "Water a lot of history we have on tap" (11 December 2003)
  11. ^ West Monmouth School: history
  12. ^ W R Williams The Parliamentary History of the Principality of Wales
  13. ^ The History of the British Coal Industry: Vol. 1 - Before 1700; John Hatcher, 1993, p. 132
  14. ^ Fisher, Deborah (2010). Royal Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-7083-2214-7. 
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  16. ^ "Civil War". Wales History. BBC. 2014. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
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  18. ^ Jesse, John Heneage (1846). Memoirs of the Court of England, from the Revolution in 1688 to the death of George the Second. 3 (2nd ed.). London: R. Bentley. p. 151. 
  19. ^ Brown University
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  21. ^ Cordingly, David (1996). Under the Black Flag: The Romance and Reality of Life Among the Pirates. New York: Random House. pp. 48, 50. ISBN 978-0-8129-7722-6. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
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  23. ^ Jeaffreson, John Cordy (1867). A Book about Lawyers. G.W. Carleton. pp. 106–109. 
  24. ^ "17th Century Speaker's downfall". BBC News. 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  25. ^ "Monsterous Fish". Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  26. ^ "Colonel Morgan Morgan Reunion". colmorganmorganreunion.org. Descendants Of Morgan Morgan. 2009. 
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