Llanbister: Dosbarth '91
Ysgol Cantal, Llanbister
Archifau Sir Powys
Mr a Mrs Roberts
Ganwyd ail blentyn i David a Kate Roberts yn 1891, er cafodd hyn effaith niweidiol
ar iechyd Kate. Roedd yn absennol ar sawl achlysur yn ystod y flwyddyn, a ganwyd
y baban ar Dachwedd 8fed:
"Nov 9th No
sewing. Child born on 8th, and Mrs Roberts is therefore unable to be present.
Nov 10th My wife
is very ill this morning. Closed the school in the morning to go for the
Nov 16-20th School
closed for the week owing to master's wife's illness.
Nov 23rd Re-opened
this morning. Several scholars absent and reported ill. No sewing taken,
Mrs Roberts being too weak to be present.
Dec 3rd Masters wife
very ill again. School closed in the afternoon."
Roedd yn ddigon da i ail
gydio yn ei dyletswyddau dysgu ar Ragfyr 10fed, er roedd yn sâl unwaith
eto erbyn Rhagfyr 21ain.
Wnaeth yr arolygwyr ysgol
sylwi ar ei habsenoldeb. Roedd adroddiad gan Mr Roberts yn y llyfr log:
"He also states that
in his visit to the school without notice Mrs Roberts was absent. I am to
state that if she is to be reckoned as part of the staff for the purposes
of Article 105 a qualified substitute should be provided in her absence"
Ym mis Chwefror 1894 wnaeth
Mr a Mrs Roberts a'r plant adael Cantal Llanbister pan gynigwyd swydd i
Mr Roberts yn Ysgol Penmorfa, Sir Gaernarfon.
Wnaeth yr ysgol elwa wrth
i'r ffioedd ysgol ddod i ben, yn debyg iawn i lawer o ysgolion eraill.
Mae'n ymddangos fod Cantal Llanbister yn ddibynnol iawn ar arian oddi wrth
y plwyf neu gan 'elusennau'.
"Aug 31st The
Board having decided to accept the Fee Grant (under the E.E. Act 1891)
no fees are charged and henceforth this school will be a free school with
exception of books.
Sept 3rd All the
school fees in arrear (10/6) have today been paid in. The School Fees
Book shows a deficiency of £2.0.7 owing to the great number of children
who had an allowance from the Charities, and the sum received being only
£2 per annum."
Roedd yn rhaid prynu llyfrau o hyd ar yr adeg yma, er i Cantal Llanbister geisio
dod o hyd i ffordd arall o wneud hyn:
27th Received books from John Heywood, Manchester. Two dozen assorted books
have been purchased for the first class. These are to form a nucleus of
Lending Library. Other volumes will again be added."