EVANS, HUGH (Hywel Eryri; 1767 - 1841?), poet
Name: Hugh Evans
Pseudonym: Hywel Eryri
Date of birth: 1767
Date of death: 1841?
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Poetry
Author: Robert (Bob) Owen
Born in the parish of Llanfair-mathafarn-eithaf, Anglesey. A weaver by trade, he lived in Aber-erch, Chwilog, Plas Madog in the parish of Clynnog, and Pen-y-groes, Caernarfonshire. He wrote a cywydd on the subject of ‘Cariad’ for a Bangor eisteddfod held c. 1790 and another in 1802 on ‘Drylliad y llong Minerva, Ionawr 21, 1802.’ Much of his work appeared in the North Wales Chronicle and in Welsh periodicals: three or four ballads by him were printed separately. He died at Pen-y-groes some time after May 1840.
- Robert (Bob) Owen, (1885 - 1962)
- J. H. Davies (ed.), A Bibliography of Welsh Ballads printed in the 18th century (1908-11), 103, 118;
- Robert Evans, Ardal y cewri enwogion plwyf Llangybi, a'r cylch ynghydag enwau lleoedd, eu hystyr a'u traddodiadau;
Y Traethodydd, 1851, 388;
Y Geninen, 1905, 215;
- W. R. Ambrose, Hynafiaethau, cofiannau, a hanes presennol Nant Nantlle y traethawd buddugol yn Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Pen-y-groes, Llun y Pasg, 1871 (1872), 42;
Blodau Arfon (1842-1869);
Y Brython, 1860 (134, 165), 1861 (153);
- manuscripts in the writer's possession.
- Wikidata: Q20733191
Published date: 1959
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