ADAMS, ROGER (died 1741), bookseller and printer at Chester

Name: Roger Adams
Date of death: 1741
Spouse: Elizabeth Adams (née Buckley)
Gender: Male
Occupation: bookseller and printer at Chester
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

Although he may not have been a Welshman, Roger Adams, who was admitted a freeman of Chester on 20 February 1713/4, merits a note as he was one of the earliest printers of Welsh books and ballads at Chester : his first book was (probably) Ystyriaethau o Gyflwr Dyn, 1724. In 1730 he had started to print Adams's Chester Weekly Courant, and in 1739 he printed John Reynolds, The Scripture Genealogy and Display of Herauldry. His widow, ELIZABETH ADAMS, who printed D. Jones, Cydymaith Diddan, in 1766, also printed a large number of ballads, particularly in 1752 and 1753.


Published date: 1959

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