Rather confusingly Denbighshire is a 'new' county, which was formed from part of the 'preserved' county of Clwyd which incorporated several of the 'historic' counties wholly or in part. Here we deal with the 'historic' county of Denbighshire (one of thirteen of such Welsh counties), whose borders are not the same as the 'new' county of the same name. I will not deal with this subject further as I do not fully understand it- or particularly want to  - anyway.
Chirk/Y Waun  Denbigh /Denbych  Gresford  Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd  Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant   Marchwiel    Ruabon   Wrexham - St Giles  Wrexham R C Cathedral
Chirk / Y Waun - St Mary

Sir Thomas Myddelton (1666) and his second wife Mary (Napier) (1674)

Left  and above: Sir Richard Myddelton, 3rd Bt (1716) and his wife Frances (Whitmore) (1698) and son William, 4th Bt (1717) who died without issue and was added to the monument. Daughter Frances (1693) is shown as a chrysom child. Above and right:  Elizabeth Myddelton (Wilbraham) First wife of Sir Thomas Myddelton (grandson of Thomas Myddelton & Mary Napier)  
'The resting place of all that was mortal of Arthur William 2nd Baron Trevor 1923 and of Rosamond Petrie his second wife 1942. Also of their only child Mary Rosamond (Moyra) 1904 aged 5 to whose dear memory this was built.'

Other Monuments
Arthur William, 2nd Lord Trevor (1923) Lt Col 1st Life Guards, Hon Col Commandant, Denbighshire Volenteer Regt. in the Great War. White tablet with inset bas relief portrait and bas relief arms.
Hillyar George Edwin HillTrevor (1914) Lt Scots Guards. KIA Givenchy, La Bassée, France at 1. White tablet with 3 medals and a certificate inset. I am afraid I cannot read the latter from the photograph I have and cannot identify the medals; information would be most welcome. His burial site is unknown but he is commemorated at th Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.

 Denbigh / Dinbych - St Marcella
This is the parish church of Denbigh but is at Llanfarchell (Whitchurch), 1 ¼ miles from the centre.  

Sir John Salusbury (or Llewenni) (1578) & Dame Jane (Middleton) Alabaster by Donbins

Above and right: Sir Humphrey Llwyd (1568) ' a great cartographer, librarian, author, translator, physician and musician, known as the Father of Modern Geography' He piloted through Parliament the Act for the 1588 translation of the Bible into Welsh 

 Heaton & Shaw monuments. The left one is by S & T Franceys, Liverpool and the middle one (Richard Heaton 1791) by Westmacott the Elder
Sir Richard Myddleton (1575) & Jane (Dryhurst) (1565) He was governor of Denbigh Castle. Their children kneel behind their parents: Richard, Hugh, Ffoulke, Thomas, Robert, William, Simon, Charles, Pyrs, Barbara Cecely, Ales, Lucy, Grace, Margaret, Elin and Jane.

Gresford - St Giles

Early 14th century
fragment of tomb slab: shield with a lion and the words '...GRIFRI AB YNYR...'
Below centre: 'Here lieth Christopher Parkins sometime curate of this church who died in the year of our Lord God 1843 and Anne Arabella Boscowen wife of the above named Christopher Parkins who died in the year of Our Lord 1843' By J.G & L.A.B Waller of London. Medieval looking Victorian brass.
Above and right: 14th century slab inscribed 'HIC JACET GRONW AP IORWERTH AP DDCUIS AP DS ABSOLWAT' It shows a spear, and a sword held by a mailed hand whihc are behind a shield with three stars on a bend.

Above right:  Effigy in the dress of a 14th century judge, possibly Sir David Hanmer, judge of the King's Bench 1383-1387.

Above:  Sir Richard Trevor & Catherine Erected in his lifetime 1638. Catherine (1602)  has her own monument with their daughters also represented, right. Above: Sir John Trevor (1589) The builder of Trevallyn Hall. The inscription on the central panel is in Welsh

Rev Henry Newcombe (1805) and his first wife Anne (1768) who
 died aged 29 in childbirth. Also his second wife Elizabeth (1783) and eldest son Henry (1794) By Westmacott
John Madocks (1794) Signed: Rogerson fecit London. Details of the bust are shown below.  William Egerton (1827) and three grandsons who died in WWI: Robert Randle (1914), Philip Graham (1918) & Brian Raleigh (1918) By Chantrey 1829. Details of the bust are shown below. John Williams (1848) By William Theed. The figure represents Resignation
  John Parry (1797) Signed R Westmacott Junr  
Does anyone know if there is a memorial in the church to the Gresford Disaster of 1934 when 266 underground mine workers were killed by the explosion and subsequent fire? I believe there is a painting in the church remembering those who were killed, but I do not have a photograph. I'd be most grateful for any information or photographs please.

Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd - St Peter


Left top left: Edward Lloyd (1852) signed John Gibson, Rome.  Left top right: Peter Ellis Eyton MP (1878)
Left bottom: 14th century stone; taken from the old church 1981
Above left: Ursula Lloyd (1793); her eldest son, John KC JP and Margaret (1810), his widow. By S & F Franceys
Above right:
Rev William Williams Edwards (1829) Rector. He married Jennet, daughter of Edward, whose surname he
assumed. Also:  Jennet Williams Edwards (1859)

Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant - St Dogfan

Above top:  Fragment of a 14th century stone effigy of a woman, similar to that at Pennant Melangell, which is shown on the far right
Above bottom:
William Morgan (1601) He translated the Bible into Welsh whilst rector here in 1558
 The Cwgan Stone with inscription 'CO (CORG) OM FILIU(S) EDELSTAN' Stone at
Pennant Melangel

Marchwiel - St Marcellus

Left: Anne Jemima York  (1770 age 16) By William Tyler
Above: Philip Yorke (1804)  By Sir Richard Westmacott
Both children of Simon Yorke

Ruabon - St Mary

Left: 'Pray for the souls of John ap Elis Eyton, knight, who died September 28 1526 and Elizabeth Calveley his wife who died in 1524' Alabaster. He fought for Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth and was rewarded by Henry as king with estates here.

Above left:
'Here lies Hwyl...' c 1320. Monument brought in from the church yard. Note the heraldry on the shield.

Above right:
 'Here lies Iorwerth ab Awr ab Ieuaf' ' c 1330. Again from church yard. and agin  note the heraldry.

Left: Henry Wynn (1719) 'in the attitude of a fanatical preacher' . There is also a monument to him in the Temple Church. By Robert Wynne of Ruthin Statuary. Described as 'a massacre of marble'. It does look rather silly but I'm sure they felt it looked something else at the time.
Above: Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (1718) 3rd baronet. Killed by a fall while hunting.  By J M Rysbrack costing £465
Lady Henrietta Wynn (Somerset) (1769) Third daughter of Charles Noel, Duke of Beaufort, she died aged 21. By Joseph Nollekens. Hope and Anchor.

Wrexham - St Giles

Above and right: Hugh Bellot DD (1596) Bishop of Bangor 1586-95 and Chester 1596. He left instructions that his body be buried in the parish of his death. He is said to have respected celibacy so much he never allowed a woman in his house. The effigy appears to be buried partially on the wall.
 Mary Ellen Peel  (Palmer)(1863) and their first born Archibald Mrs Mary Myddleton (1716) & Frances Whitmore (1718) By Louis F Roubiliac 1751-2. The lady appears to be rising from her coffin but one leg is still inside. Rev Thomas Myddelton (1754) and Arabella (1756) 'Near them lye three of their children who all dyed as infants' By Louis F Roubiliac.
Wrexham - R. C. Cathedral

Ellen Thompson (1854) She died of cholera and was the wife of Richard Thompson, collier and iron master; he was also founder of this church and erected this monument to his wife.
The wall brass is part of the monument. A beautiful effigy in the medieval style'

With many thanks to Jean McCreanor for the above photographs and information
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