Memorial to Pryse Pryse's mother, Llangynfelyn Church (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).

Llangynfelyn 1 This really is the strangest of memorials. Whoever saw one that omitted the name of the deceased, any key dates, or indeed any other information pertinent to the life of the deceased? It's been suggested to me that perhaps Pryse Pryse simply wrote a note to the local monumental mason along the lines:

Dear Sir,

        Please provide a suitable memorial stone for the church wall inscribed in memory of my Mother,


                        Pryse Pryse.

and the craftsman took him at his word! On the other hand, could it just be that the person erecting the memorial considered himself more memorable than the deceased? Maybe I'm being unkind.