During the 17th and 18th century, as more priests lost their churches they turned to opening simple schools as an additional source of income.
This was also a time of religious revival and in LLangan, David Jones, one of Wales’ most famous preachers became its rector. There were other famous residents, including the architect John Pritchard who was responsible for the renovation of LLandaff Cathedral. As the needs for travelling increased, roads had to be improved and this led to the establishment of Turnpikes. One Of Treoes most famous families is the Mordecai family, but who were they and where did they come from? Treoes at this time remained a rural area and farming was still the main occupation.
This section is divided as follows:
First Schools – with the first school in the are being established at LLangan
David Jones – the Angel of LLangan, who drew crowds of hundreds to hear him preach
John Pritchard – the influential neo-gothic architect who built and renovated many famous building in South Wales
Turnpike Roads – the increase in travel and stagecoach led to new charges
The Mordecai Family – a brief history of this family who are closely associated with Treoes
Farming – the life and strife of the yeomen of Treoes.