EDWARDS, ROBERT (Robin Ddu o Feirion; 1775 - 1805), poet and antiquary

Name: Robert Edwards
Pseudonym: Robin Ddu o Feirion
Date of birth: 1775
Date of death: 1805
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet and antiquary
Area of activity: History and Culture; Literature and Writing; Poetry; Scholarship and Languages
Author: Elwyn Evans

a native of Trawsfynydd, Mer. Examples of his work are to be found in Corff y Gainc, 1810, namely his englyn, ‘Cyffes y Bardd’ and ‘Cywydd Marwnad Rowland Huw, bardd o'r Graienyn gerllaw'r Bala, 1802.’ [= Rolant Huw ] Seren Gomer for the year 1835, 275, contains his stanzas ‘Gofal Duw.’ Memorial stanzas to him by Gutyn Peris (GRIFFITH WILLIAMS, 1769 - 1838) are contained in Corff y Gainc, and on his gravestone there are twelve stanzas by the same author. He is referred to on his gravestone as ‘a diligent researcher,’ and he is known to have been a collector of manuscripts. He died 18 February 1805 and was buried at Trawsfynydd on the 21st.


Published date: 1959

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