DAVIES, STEPHEN (1790 - 1858), poet

Name: Stephen Davies
Date of birth: 1790
Date of death: 1858
Spouse: Catherine Davies (née Price)
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Poetry
Author: Emlyn Wynne Evans

of Dyserth, also known as ‘Stephan’; b. at Prestatyn, Flints., 8 November 1790. His parents moved to Dyserth while he was still young. In 1822 he married Catherine Price, of Moelfra, near Abergele; she died in 1835, and his elegy on her death is a pathetic and moving composition. His poetry, much of which was published in Welsh magazines, is of a high standard, and he was a successful eisteddfod competitor. Among his best-known compositions are ‘Hiraeth ar ol mabolaeth,’ awarded the prize at the Liverpool Gordovic eisteddfod, 1840, and ‘Ymddiddan rhwng y bardd ac Amser.’ He died 6 April 1858, and was buried at Galltmelyd (Meliden), near Prestatyn.


Published date: 1959

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