JONES, HUGH (Erfyl; 1789 - 1858) author, editor and translator

Name: Hugh Jones
Pseudonym: Erfyl
Date of birth: 1789
Date of death: 1858
Parent: Elizabeth Jones (née Jones)
Parent: Evan Jones
Gender: Male
Occupation: author, editor and translator
Area of activity: Literature and Writing
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Caerbachau, Llanerfyl, Montgomeryshire, son of Evan and Elizabeth Jones - on his father's side he was nephew of Hugh Jones (1749 - 1825) of Maesglasau; [his maternal grandfather was Evan Jones (' Telynor Waun Oer '), a harpist of some repute]. As he was a cripple, he was educated with a view to becoming a schoolmaster; he wrote well, and won a prize at the Beaumaris eisteddfod of 1832 for a treatise on Welsh syntax. [ N.L.W. MS. 1805 contains letters, and MS. 1899 poetry, by him. From c. 1821 at latest] he was overseer of Welsh printing at Chester, for Edward (1798 - 1854) and John Parry (1775 - 1846). He was editor of Y Gwladgarwr, 1835-40, and was one of the translators of the Beibl Darluniadol (1844-7) edited by Ieuan Glan Geirionydd. He died 25 May 1858, aged 69, and was buried at Llanerfyl.


Published date: 1959

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