Born 1624-5, according to some of the sources below. Little is known of his life. He was a native of the parish of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire. His wife, Margaret, died in 1699. There were three children: Mary, who became well known as a penillion -singer, Anne, and David. Some of the poet's work was published in Thomas Jones, Carolau a Dyriau Duwiol, 1696, David Jones, Blodau-Gerdd Cymry, 1759, P. Fadog, ii, 259, and Y Gwyliedydd, 1836, 250. For manuscript sources of poems, see Cat. of Add. to B.M. MSS. 1841-5, and J. H. Davies, Cat. of MSS. in N.L.W. See also NLW MS 558B , NLW MS 566B , NLW MS 593E , NLW MS 653B , NLW MS 783B , NLW MS 832E , NLW MS 1244D , NLW MS 1580B , NLW MS 1710B , NLW MS 1797D , NLW MS 3487E , NLW MS 7191B , NLW MS 11991A , Bodewryd MS 73D , and Swansea MS. 2 in N.L.W. He died in May 1726, and was buried 16 May 1726 at Trefeglwys.
Published date: 1959
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