EVANS, HUGH (Hywel Eryri; 1767 - 1841?), poet

Name: Hugh Evans
Pseudonym: Hywel Eryri
Date of birth: 1767
Date of death: 1841?
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
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.


Published date: 1959

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