EDWARDS, JOHN (1692? - 1774), parish clerk and poet
Name: John Edwards
Date of birth: 1692?
Date of death: 1774
Spouse: Catherine Edwards (née Evans)
Parent: Elinora? Edwards
Parent: John Edwards
Occupation: parish clerk and poet
Area of activity: Poetry; Public and Social Service, Civil Administration; Religion
Author: Enid Pierce Roberts
son of John Edwards and his wife Elinora (?). He was christened in 1692 in the parish church of Manafon, Mont., and there in 1730 he married Catherine, daughter of Evan Evans, Cwm-yr-annel, Carno. He was parish clerk of Manafon for fifty years. He wrote englynion and carols, some of his work being published in Evan Davies (Philomath, fl. 1720-50) of Manafon's almanac, 1738, and some in the almanacs produced by Gwilym Howell of Llanidloes, 1766-75. He was buried in Manafon churchyard, 14 January 1774.
- Dr Enid Pierce Roberts, Bangor
Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen... from the earliest times to the present (1908);
- Hamer and Howell William Lloyd History of the Parish of Llangurig (London 1875), 99;
- R. Williams, Montgomeryshire Worthies (1894), 55;
- Manafon church registers.
Published date: 1959
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