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1866 CONWY VALLEY WELSH WOOL SAMPLER with alphabetical and religious content, by thirteen year old Hannah Roberts of 'Gwern Rhisgl', Llanrwst, Conwy Valley, 71 x 65cms (including frame)
Provenance: private collection Hampshire, purchased by vendor in Llanrwst, north Wales in 1970s
Auctioneer's Note: Gwern-y-Rhisgl appears as a group of houses in the circa 1900 OS Map of the Llanrwst area but not in modern map. In the 1881 census the Roberts family were recorded as living at 1 Gwern Rhisgl - with father Lewis Roberts, a general labourer and wife Elizabeth Roberts, both 49 years old, together with sons Rowland, Williams and James Roberts who was a 62 year old widower. The 1861 census records Hannah Roberts as being daughter of James and Margaret Roberts, when the house was listed as Gwern Rhisk. It is believed therefore that the dwelling was split into smaller houses between 1866 and 1881.
Condition Report: discolouration especially to left of sampler, old frame
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