On April 30th 1923 my Hen Nain (great-grandmother) Jane Williams completed the purchase of Murmur-y-Don, Harlech, Merionethshire, Wales for One Thousand Six Hundred and Thirty Three Pounds, Eleven Shillings and Sixpence.
We’ve still got the receipt — and the house.
She was living at Llanfrothen Rectory, Penrhyndeudraeth, Merionethshire at the time, where my Taid (grandfather), her son-in-law, the Revd Richard Llewellyn Headley, was Rector.
She was born Jane Prichard in Bethesda, Carnarvonshire, became Jane Jones on her first marriage, then Jane Williams after she was widowed. She bought the then 16 year old house when she was 59, and died there in 1954.
My Nain (grandmother), Maggie Headley, was her daughter.
Owners of the house since it was built in 1907:
Charles Edwin Moore, 1907 – 1916
Thomas Wilkes, 1916 – 1923
Jane Williams, 1923-1954
Maggie Headley, 1954 – 1971
Revd Victor Headley, 1971 – 1993
Gwyn Headley, 1993 to date