son of John Edwards and his wife Elinora (?). He was christened in 1692 in the parish church of Manafon, Montgomeryshire, 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.
Published date: 1959
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