of Llanwynno, Glamorganshire. The few definite facts known of him, together with a mass of fable, will be found in the entertaining book Plwy Llanwynno, by William Glanffrwd Thomas. He is there said to have been born in 1700 at Llwyncelyn, on the southern edge of Llanwynno, above Hafod (near Pontypridd), but his family soon moved to the adjoining Nyth-brân. He died in 1737 — dropping dead after covering the twelve miles from Newport, Monmouth, to Bedwas church in fifty-three minutes. There is a memorial on his grave at Llanwynno.
Published date: 1959
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