1832 - Eben Fardd poetry commissioned

It was at the beginning of this year that the poetry which appears on the slate plaque at the front of Ty’n Llan was paid for. On January 20, 1832, Eben Fardd (Ebenezer Thomas, 1802-1863), the poet and schoolmaster from Clynnog), notes in his diary that he has received ten shillings and sixpence ‘’being a gratuity from Lord Newborough [the owner of the Glynllifon estate], for some Welsh and English lines I had composed at his Lordship’s request, to be put over the door of a public house at Llandwrog.” It is possible, of course, that these englynion were not used until the new building was constructed.