From Godin's River, Captain Bonneville and his followers came out upon the plain of the Three Butes, so called from three singular and isolated hills that rise from the midst.
Encamping at the west Bute, they found a place swept by the winds, so that it was bare of snow, and there was abundance of bunch grass.
, it is said, was a son of Poseidon: so Hesiod in the "Catalogue".
One was intended to represent the Earl of Bute
, who was supposed to have advised the king to tax America.
Close by the name of Sir Pitt Crawley, Baronet (the subject of the present memoir), are written that of his brother, the Reverend Bute
Crawley (the great Commoner was in disgrace when the reverend gentleman was born), rector of Crawley-cum-Snailby, and of various other male and female members of the Crawley family.
Sadly, now, a half-forgotten figure in our town's history, but in his time a giant to rank with any of the Butes or the coal and shipping tycoons.
So given the turbulent times he witnessed, little wonder that John Batchelor became a lifelong radical and enemy of the Butes, who ran Cardiff like a personal fiefdom.
For modern Cardiff, the most important castle residents were the Butes, who catapulted Cardiff into the industrial revolution and helped to consolidate an enduring historical legacy.
n September 10, 1947, the Fifth Marquess of Bute handed over the keys of Cardiff Castle to the Lord Mayor, Alderman George Ferguson, presenting it with its parkland to the people of Cardiff.
I learned about the influence the Butes had on certain designed landscapes.
The Butes were responsible for the renovation of Cardiff Castle and not only gave the city's residents Bute ParK, but also Sophia Gardens and Cathays ParK, one of the most impressive civic centres in the world.
Mr Williams added that the Butes
- one of the richest families in Europe - loved spending Christmas in Cardiff.