Ystradgynlais History

The Gough Family Graves

Saint Cynog's Cemetery, Ystradgynlais

The Gough family had a connection to Saint Cynog's Church going back at least to the eighteenth century where relatives of the landowner served as Vicars of Ystradgynlais in the last two decades (1780 onwards). Text from the memorial high on the wall near the altar says (as best as it could be read from the ground):-

Also of the Revd Fleming Gough of Ynyscedwyn, brother of the above named () and Rector of the parish of Ystradgynlais for 35 years who died at Ynyscedwyn the 27th October 1835, aged 79

The "above named" is Richard Gough Aubrey, Esquire of Ynyscedwyn Manor who was nephew of Rev James Gough Aubrey. Richard Gough Aubrey died January 26th 1808 aged 55

The Gough and Aubrey memorial in Saint Cynog's Church, Ystradgynlais. View the complete list of Vicars of Ystradgynlais.

1780 James Gough Awbrey.
1790 Fleming Gough.
1835 Timothy Davies.

The above is a view of one of the Gough family graves in Saint Cynog's church cemetery, Ystradgynlais.

Ystradgynlais Family History Society sells CDs of the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials from Saint Cynog's Church, from 1686 up to the latter half of the twentieth century. All funds are used to fund future projects. See their website for further details on Ystradgynlais Genealogy www.ystradgynlaisfhs.co.uk

The Gough Graves in St. Cynog's Churchyard


The Gough family graves are located in Area B, row 9 of Saint Cynog's graveyard, located in the main area before the church, to the right of the path as you come through the lych gate.

Here lie the remains of
of Yniscedwin House
Son of the late Rev Fleming Gough
Who departed this life Dec 3 1886
Aged 86 Years
I know that my Redeemer giveth

Also of
Blanche Aubrey Gough
Daughter of the above
Richard Douglas Gough
Who departed this life Dec 14 1896
Aged 47 Years

In memory of
Alice Christiana Fleming Gough
Daughter of Richard Douglas Gough
Yniscedwin House
who died 26 Dec 1920
aged 76 years

also of
Fleming Richard Dansey Aubrey Gough
of Yniscedwin
31st October 1855 - 28th November 1933

Also of
Cecil Clare
Daughter of
John Carstairs Jones
of Gelli Cynan, Co Denbigh
Wife of the Above
26th February 1854 - 22nd Dec 1936

Sacred to the memory of
Frances Martha
Eldest Daughter of
R D Gough Esq and Constance his wife
Who departed this life April 24 1842
Aged 11 months
And lies interred in the family vault of the
Danseys at Little Hereford

Also of
Sybil Katherine
Third Daughter of
R D Gough and Constance his wife
Who departed this life the 6th day of May 1846
Aged 2 years & 2 months
And lies interred beneath
Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them
not for of such is the Kingdom of God

Here lie the remains of
the wife of the Rev Fleming Gough
Rector of this parish
She died April 17th 1823
Aged 68 Years
The righteous shall be in everlasting
And in the same grave are deposited
The mortal remains of the above named
Rev Fleming Gough
For 36 years Rector of this Parish
Who departed this life October 27th 1835
Aged 79
Time was I stood as thou dost now
And viewed the dead as thou dost me
Ere long you lie as low as I
And others stand and look on thee

Here lie the remains of
Anne Harriet Gough
of Briton Ferry
In the County of Glamorgan
She died February 12th A.D. 1821
Aged 67 Years

Sacred to the memory of
Youngest daughter of the late
Rev Fleming Gough
of Yniscedwin House
in the County of Brecknock
The niece of the above who died
At Clifton in the county of Gloucester
August 9th A.D. 1868
Aged 78 Years
Blessed are the Merciful for they shall
Obtain Mercy

Here at his own particular request
Are deposited the mortal remains of
R Gough Aubrey Esq
After most severe and
Protracted sufferings
Borne with fortitude truly exemplary
He died January the 20th 1808
Aged 55

The Gough Family

Additional information on the Gough family can be found on the following webpages:-

Gough Family History
Ynyscedwyn House
William Gough (junior)
Reverend Fleming Gough