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From: Gerry <>
Subject: [Dyfed] Berry family of Camrose and later Merthyr Tydfil
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 18:03:42 +0000
Today's "Times" of London has an obituary of Lord Hartwell (formerly Michael
Berry), a life peer.
extract: "The Berry family's was a remarkable history of entrepeneurialism.
Born into a modest home in Merthyr Tydfil, Bill Berry [William Ewart Berry,
Michael's father] the future Lord Cmrose, came to London to start at the
bottom of periodical journalism. By the 1920s he and his brother [John]
Gomer Berry (who became Lord Kelmsley) had built up an empire of magazines
and regional and national newspapers."
Bits inside  indicate my additions.
There was actually another brother - Henry Seymour Berry who became Baron
Buckland. The three were sons of John Mathias Berry (born 2 May 1847) and
Mary Anne Rowe, who married 24 May 1870.
John Berry was the son of J(ohn?) Berry and Rebecca Mathias, who married 14
Rebecca (born 1816) was a daughter of Henry Mathias, farmer, of Wolfsdale in
the parish of Camrose.
If anyone is interested in the families called Mathias from Camrose, I have
some information. I am descended from Philip Mathias, another farmer, of