JAMES, ANGHARAD (fl. 1680?-1730?), poet

Name: Angharad James
Spouse: William Prichard
Child: Dafydd Wiliam Prichard
Child: Margaret Prichard
Child: Catherine Prichard
Child: Gwen Prichard
Parent: Angharad Davies (née Humphreys)
Parent: James Davies
Gender: Female
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

She lived at Y Parlwr, Penanmaen, Dolwyddelan. Some particulars concerning her are given by Owen Thomas in the first chapter of Cofiant John Jones, Tal-y-Sarn; he says that she was the daughter of James Davies and Angharad Humphreys, Gelli Ffrydau, Llandwrog, Caernarfonshire, that she received a good education, in the course of which she learned Latin, was proficient as a harpist, was a poet, and that when she was 20 years of age she married William Prichard who was then aged 60.

John Jones of Tal-y-sarn (1796 - 1857) was her great-grandson through her eldest daughter Catherine, and her great-great-grandson through her youngest daughter Gwen. One of her poems takes the form of a dialogue between her and her sister Margared as to the choice of a husband, the one advocating the choosing of a young man and the other an older one.

Examples of her work are preserved in the manuscripts listed below.


Published date: 1959

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