HUMPHREYS, GEORGE (1747? - 1813), sexton, poet

Name: George Humphreys
Date of birth: 1747?
Date of death: 1813
Child: George Humphreys
Gender: Male
Occupation: sexton, poet
Area of activity: Poetry; Public and Social Service, Civil Administration; Religion
Author: Edward Jones

and friend of Thomas Edwards (Twm o'r Nant). Harri Myllin writing in Cymru (O.M.E.), 1893, says that he was born at Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant and spent his entire life there. The entry of his christening has not been found, but he was certainly buried there, 10 June 1813, at the age of sixty-six. Cynddelw (Robert Ellis) had a high opinion of him as a poet. We have, in the handwriting of his son George Humphreys (NLW MS 6729B ), copies of his poems.


Published date: 1959

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