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John Ystymllun

EDM (Early Day Motion) 562: tabled on 21 October 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House remembers the life and legacy of John Ystumllyn, the first recorded black person in North Wales following his abduction as a child from western Africa in the 18th century; also remembers his marriage to Margaret Gruffydd as the first recorded mixed marriage in Wales; celebrates the launch of a dedicated rose in his honour by Harkness Roses and We Too Built Britain; notes that this is the first rose to be dedicated to an ethnic minority person in the UK; encourages gardeners everywhere to plant the John Ystumllyn rose as a symbol of friendship and love, kindness and community; and further celebrates this fresh approach in sharing John Ystumllyn’s story to a global audience as part of Black History Month.