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Personalities in North Wales

John Evans, adventurer linked to Gwynedd, Wales

John Evans Led the first expeditions along the upper Missouri River in the late eighteenth century. Before Lewis and Clark crossed the continent for the first time in 1806, Evans had progressed furthest into Continental America (as far present-day North Dakota).

Jonathan Edwards, business man with a connection to Wales (Wrexham)

Jonathan Edwards Theologian, controversialist and principal of Jesus college, Oxford from 1686 to 1712. He became a fellow of Jesus college in 1662, vice-principal in 1668 and principal in 1686. He was also vice-chancellor of Oxford University from 1689 to 1691, the first principal of...

Lemmy Kilmister, the Motorhead from Anglesey, Wales

Lemmy Kilmister Lead singer and bass player for monster rockers Motorhead and a member of cult 70's group Hawkwind. Lemmy was diagnosed with cancer on Boxing Day, 26th December 2015 and died just days later on the 28th December 2015. Apprently he had been quite ill for a while...