LEWYS, DAFYDD (died 1727), of Llanllawddog, Carmarthenshire, a cleric

Name: Dafydd Lewys
Date of death: 1727
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing; Religion
Author: Rhiannon Francis Roberts

Best known today as the publisher of Flores Poetarum Britannicorum, 1710, and as the author of Golwg ar y Byd, 1725. He became vicar of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Glamorganshire, 21 August 1718, and was buried there 21 April 1727.

He was at Llanllawddog in 1710; a person of that name was curate of Llanllawddog and Llanpumpsaint in 1715-6 and was ordained priest 1 November 1715. He was also the author of Bwyd Enaid 1723, a book of stanzas based on verses from the Bible, and was among those responsible for printing Gemmeu Doethineb by Rhys Prydderch, 1714, Llythyr at y Cyfryw o'r Byd …, 1716, and probably Pregeth a Bregethwyd … Mehefin y 7, 1716 … Gan … Gwilim Arglwydd Esgob Ely 1716. A hymn by him was included in a booklet printed by Nicholas Thomas, Carmarthen, 1740, and another of his compositions may be found in Blodeu-gerdd Cymry, 1759. NLW MS 4563B: David Lewis: Golwg ar y Byd mawr... contains the original manuscript of Golwg ar y Byd.


Published date: 1959

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