Cardiff Records: Volume 3. Originally published by Cardiff Records Committee, Cardiff, 1901.
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In memory of Edward Vaughan, of this parish, gent.; ob. 2 June 1722, aet. 79 years. Also of Edmond, son of Edmond Vaughan, of this parish, gent.; ob. 9 October 1736, aet. 9 months. Also of Edmond, second son of Edmond Vaughan; ob. 6 February 1738, aet. 14 months. Also of Mary Vaughan; ob. 3 November 1767, aet. 23 years.
Ricardus Vaughan, armiger, qui obiit apud Cardiff, 12 Augusti, 1835, aet. sui 56. Et Sara, uxor eius, qui obiit apud Londinum, 5 Februarij 1876, ætatis sui 86. (fn. 1)
Mary, wife of Morgan Matthew, of the parish of Lecwydd; (fn. 2) ob. 1821, aet. 52. Also the said Morgan Matthew; ob. 9 February 1835, aet. 74.
In memory of Barnaby Robert Insole Esq. of Cardiff died at Penarth Oct. 23rd 1858, aged 30. Also Robert Ohier born May 7th 1838 died Feb. 5th 1850. Also Julia Antionette October 29th 1855 (fn. 3) died Dec. 4th 1852, children of the aforesaid Robert [sic] Barnaby Insole.
Gwyn ei fyd y neb y maddeuwyd ei drosedd ac y cuddiwyd ei bechod. (fn. 4) In memory of Florence wife of Thomas John in this parish; died Septr 6th 1811, aged 66 years. Also the above named Thomas Jones who departed this life July 22nd 1826, aged 83 years.
Anthony, son of William Mathews, Cogan Pill in the parish of Llandough, Gent; died May 1st 1750, aged 21 months. Elizabeth his wife, died May 9th 1750, aged 31. Eleanor their daughter, died Aug. 30th 1769, aged 25 years. Also the said William Mathew who died Novr 1st 1803, aged 91. "A Fyno Dduw fydd." (fn. 5)
These tombstones are all near the old churchyard cross. The present church is not orientated; the chancel faces south. The churchyard is full of fragments of tooled stone, the materials of the old church.
Against the west wall of the present church lies, with its foot to the south, a bier-shaped pre-Reformation gravestone, with chamfered edges. Long slender cross incised in outline, with floriated terminations to the limbs. (fn. 6)
"Dan gudd mae fym grudd mewn grô—ar waelod
Oer wely 'rwy heno.
Haul leued Ieuenctyd ca'n druain dro.
'N iach heddyw chwi ddewch iddo." (fn. 7)
Vault, inscription on top stone. "In Memory of Archibald Sinclair, of the Town of Cardiff, who was one of the Harbingers of His Majesty George the 3d & a justly celebrated & scientific Botanist. He died October the 7, 1795, aged 64 years." (fn. 8)
From Penarth churchyard there is a magnificent panorama, looking eastward. The town of Cardiff lies at the spectator's feet, spread out like a map, with the fairway into the rivers Taff and Ely, and the dark, round hills of Glamorgan and Gwent behind. To the south, the watery horizon is closed by the blue hills of Somersetshire, with the towns of Weston and Clevedon gleaming white on the distant English shore.