Correspondence: Mrs Yale of Gorphwysfa, Bath and Rev. R. Owen of Bryneglwys

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CORRESPONDENCE: Mrs Yale of Gorphwysfa, Bath and Rev. R. Owen of Bryneglwys. Mrs Yale wants to erect a memorial tablet to her husband in the chapel attached to Bryneglwys church but there is a problem about the ownership of the chapel and who should give her permission to erect the tablet. Mr Corbet Yale claimed that the chapel belonged to him by hereditary right but Mrs Yale denied this and as the vicar was unwilling to become involved in a family squable Mrs Yale appealed to Archdeacon Crawley and sent him a copy made in 1845 from Bryneglwys church book of an agreement made in 1693 between Humphrey Yale and the parishioners of Bryneglwys. By this agreement they shared the cost of the upkeep of the chapel and Mr Yale was granted exlcusive right to the front three pews only. This apparently settled the argument as Mrs Yale was able to put up the tablet without admitting that Wm. Corbet Yale had a proprietary right to the WHOLE chapel. Rev. Owen was satisfied too as he received an unexpected cheque from Mrs Yale even though the Tablet was not put up in the church and therefore h rightly had no claim to take fees.

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