Son of William and Gwenllian Bevan, born at Llangynwyd, Glamorganshire. Coming from a poor family, he was not taught any specific trade and began working as a casual farm labourer. When he was about 22-24 years of age he moved to Ystradfellte, Brecknock, where he married Ann, daughter of Thomas David Ifan, butcher. He moved subsequently to Pont Neath Vaughan, where he died October 1866.
Under the bardic name of Ianto'r Castell he became well known in local circles as a composer of Welsh verse chiefly of a humorous and satirical nature. His subjects were mainly local and topical. A collection of his verse can be seen in NLW MS 1127D .
Published date: 1959
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