DAVIES, THOMAS (TEGWYN1851-1924), tailor, book-collector and writer

Name: Thomas Davies
Pseudonym: TEGWYN
Date of birth: 1851
Date of death: 1924
Spouse: Elisabeth Davies (née Breese)
Child: L.A. Breese Davies
Child: John Breese Davies
Parent: Elizabeth Davies
Parent: Hugh Davies
Gender: Male
Occupation: tailor, book-collector and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born 11 November 1851, at Ty Gwyn, Abercywarch; his parents were Hugh and Elizabeth Davies. His wife, Elizabeth, was of the Breese family of Llanbryn-mair, and his son John Breese Davies was a specialist in cerdd dant.

He was a tailor by trade, and among the houses at which (according to the old-time practice) he worked was the rectory of Llan-ym-Mawddwy in the days of D. Silvan Evans, who greatly fostered his love of literature. He became a book-collector and a writer, contributing frequently to such periodicals as Yr Eurgrawn, Y Traethodydd, and Cymru (O.M.E.); and in 1893 he published a book, Dinas Mawddwy a'i Hamgylchoedd. He died at Dinas Mawddwy 10 December 1924.


Published date: 1959

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