b. 17 March 1824 at Pencraig, Llangoedmor, Cards., 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, Cards. He joined the Baptist denomination, and served the chapel of Groes-goch, Pembs., 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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