Born, according to Ioan Pedr in NLW MS 2629C , in Llanycil parish, Meironnydd. In his interlude, 'Gaulove,' Siôn describes himself as 'a sad creature, without brother or sister, stubborn, and always poor'; and a ballad of his (Bibliog. of Welsh Ballads no. 73), together with his interlude 'Einion' and a marwnad (NLW MS 2629C ), testifies that he was transported for seven years to America - for stealing half-a-crown, says Ioan Pedr. His interludes appear to have been written after his return; they are: (1) 'Einion a Gwenllian' (NLW MS 552B ), written c. 1756 - the suggestion that it was written jointly with Huw Jones may be dismissed; (2) 'Gaulove a Clarinda' between 1756 and 1762 (Cwrtmawr MS 39B ); (3) Y Brenin Dafydd a Gwraig Urias, published at Chester c. 1765, written jointly with Huw Jones. The scenes are lively and the satire keen, and the author stands high in the second class of 18th century interludists. He should not be confused with the John Cadwaladr, whose ballads Sir O. M. Edwards printed in Beirdd y Berwyn.
Published date: 1959
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