Born at Bala, 30 June 1842; his father, a shopkeeper, was the son of Gilrhos farm, Llangower, Meironnydd, his mother an Englishwoman from near Wrexham. He went to serve in a shop at Chester in 1859, removed to Manchester in 1863, and there became a commercial traveller; but in 1884 he was crippled by arthritis, and was bedridden (at Caernarvon) for the rest of his life. He died 15 June 1895 and was buried at Llanbeblig, Caernarvon. Soon after his removal to Manchester he began writing for the Baner; afterwards he wrote for the Herald and then for the Genedl and for Cymru. His writing was very attractive; he excelled chiefly in reminiscences and ‘sketches.’ In 1894, he collected some of these in Adgofion Andronicus; others were republished in 1895 by R.D. Rowland (Anthropos) under the title Yn y Trên, with biographical notices upon which the present notice has been based.
Published date: 1959
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