HARRI, EDWARD (1752? - 1837), poet and weaver

Name: Edward Harri
Date of birth: 1752?
Date of death: 1837
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet and weaver
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Poetry
Author: Watkin William Price

Born in Penderyn, Brecknock, but moved early in life to Cefn-Coed-y-Cymer. At the time of his death, 20 August 1837, at the age of eighty-five, he had been a member of Hen-Dŷ-Cwrdd Unitarian church, Cefn-Coed-y-Cymer, for 60 years. He had been married for 50 years; four children survived him. At one period the church paid him ' Charity to Edward Harri 1/- '. The following item also appears in the church books - ' July 22, 1827, Edward Harri, weaver, and his wife have been restored and partook of the Lord's Supper.' He composed several poems, but only two appear to have survived: ' Galargan ar ol ei wraig ' and ' Cynghorion idd ei ŵyr.' He was a brother of William Harri, of Garw-dyle, Penderyn.


Published date: 1959

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