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Interesting to note Belarius's quote about Cadwal, from Shakespeare's play Cymbeline:
'Look, here he (Cadwal) comes,
And brings the dire occasion in his arms
Of what we blame him for.'
on google earth, at the top left, click the "fly to" tab, and copy/paste into there. btw, these> 51 29'51.05"N
0 8'45.43"W < co-ords are good
Cydweli (Kidwelly) is another example - land that belonged to a man called Cadwal. Previously Cydweli was not only the name of a town, but also of an area that stretched from the outskirts of Llanelli to Pensarn near Carmarthen.
In 1814 settlers Silas Thorla and Robert McKee noticed that deer were licking a spot on the ground, and figured that it might lead to a underground pool of salt brine. They drilled a well, lined with hollowed-out logs, looking for salt -- not oil. Oil, frankly, wasn't of much use to settlers in 1814. But livestock needed salt, and people needed it to preserve meat over the long winter months.
Thorla and Mckee drilled their well and did indeed find salt brine. But it was fouled with oil. The two men soaked the oil off of the surface of the brine with blankets, wringing it out as a nuisance. They later learned to wring it into bottles, which they sold as a digestive elixir named Seneca Oil (yum). By the time that oil really became valuable in America, Thorla and McKee were long dead.
This, then, by accident, is what the local chamber of commerce nowadays calls "the first oil well in America."