Born 17 March 1824 at Pencraig, Llangoedmor, Cardiganshire, the son of Evan and Mary James. The family moved to Cardigan when he was about 13 years of age. He worked for a while as a farm labourer at Heol-cwm, Verwick, Cardiganshire. He joined the Baptist denomination, and served the chapel of Groes-goch, Pembrokeshire, as unordained minister, 1851-2. He was ordained, and became minister of Pontestyll, near Brecon, 1853-6. He also served pastorates at Cwm-bach, Aberdare, 1856-8; Neath, 1858-61; and Glyn-neath, 1861-70. He died 21 June 1870. Amongst his works are Marwnad Joel Jones; Coffadwriaeth y Cyfiawn neu sylwedd pregeth … ar farw Dafydd Jones o Gaerdydd a Stephen Edwards o Rymni; Cofiant … James Davies, gweinidog y Bedyddwyr yn yn Cincinatti, Ohio; Deigryn ar ol Cyfaill … John Jones, Merthyr. He also collected and edited an anthology of verse, Bwrdd y Beirdd, yn cynnwys Detholion Prydyddol o waith Prif Feirdd yr Oes, and edited a booklet on Christmas Evans called Christmasia neu rai o nodweddiadau … Christmas Evans, gan Bleddyn (D. Owen, Brutus).
Published date: 1959
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