Margaret Ellen Roberts c 1877 - 11th April 1897. Maggie was the eldest of Charles and Margaret Goodman Roberts. She is buried with her parents at Llangoed Chapel's cemetery. Hers was the last 'gwylnos' or vigil held in Penmon.
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MARGARET ELLEN ROBERTS
1877 - 1897
||Goodman Roberts & Catherine Jones|
Thomas Goodman Roberts & Ellinor
Joseph Jones & Margaret Jones
||Charles Goodman Roberts & Margaret Jones|
Cae Merddyn, Penmon
reproduced here by kind permission of illustrator
Kim Selene Davies
great great niece of Margaret Ellen Roberts
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|Maggie was born in Liverpool in 1877. She appears on the 1881 census of Caim, near Cae Merddyn aged 4, with her parents, Charles Goodman Roberts, then a domestic gardener aged 27 and Maggie G Roberts aged 25. She had one brother at the time, Joseph Thomas Goodman Roberts aged 1, born in Beaumaris.|
Maggie, seated right with sister Katie and brothers
Owen John, Charles and Jabez
Maggie's eldest brother, Joseph Thomas Goodman Roberts, who fought in The Boer War
Maggie would have helped with the upbringing of her brother and other siblings Jabez, Charles Katie and Owen John. She was living elsewhere during the 1891 census, but her ill health at an early age probably brought her home to Cae Merddyn. She was sick and weak with tuberculosis and was dying.
One evening, her mother was by her bedside and Maggie's young face suddenly lit up.
"Be weli di Maggie fach?" (What can you see Maggie fach?)
"Mi welai Iesu Grist yn Ei holl ogonaint!" (I see Jesus Christ in all His glory).
Maggie died shortly after, at the early age of 20, on the 11th April 1897.
The last 'gwylnos' or vigil to be held on Penmon was for Maggie, the night before she died Cae Merddyn.
She was buried in Llangoed Chapel's cemetery on the 15th April 1897. Her parents were later buried with her.
Yr Arglwydd yw fy mugail ni fydd eisiau arnaf"
Er serchog goffadwriaeth am
CHARLES a MAGGIE ROBERTS
Cae Merddyn, Penmon
yr hon a hunodd yn yr Iesu, Ebrill 11 1897
yn 20 mlwydd oed.
Hefyd CHARLES ROBERTS
a fu farw Ebrill 24 1935 yn 83 mlwydd oed.
a fu farw Mai 15 1935 yn 79 mlwydd oed
"Wele'r llwybr heddyw'n glir
Tua Channan hyfryd dir;
Y mae'r faner fawr yn mlaen,
F' holl elynion cwympo'n wnan';
Iesu gollodd ddwyfol waed,
Minnau gafodd wir iachad."
"Yr Arglwydd yw fy mugail, ni bydd eisiau arnaf".