Born at the beginning of 1842 at Aberangell, Meironnydd, he was a farm worker at 10, but became a quarryman at 17; even in youth he interested himself keenly in the history and literature of the region where Merioneth meets Montgomeryshire. Having begun to preach in 1865, he went to Bala College in 1868, and in 1873 was ordained pastor of Llangynog; in November 1875 he removed to Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, and thence in 1879 to Trefriw, where he remained till his death. Though he became (1914) moderator of the North Wales C.M. Association, he is best remembered as a most diligent writer and editor. For more than thirty years he was co-editor (with John Morgan Jones, 1838 - 1921) of Y Lladmerydd. He edited the works of Tafolog (Richard Davies, 1830 - 1904), wrote the biography of Joseph Thomas of Carno, a short 'Life' of Dafydd Dafis of Cywarch (1794 - 1861, a highly original preacher), a number of small religious books, and a certain amount of verse. He died 10 January 1919, aged 77.
Published date: 1959
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