Born at Ynys-y-maerdy, Briton Ferry, Glamorganshire, daughter of David and Mary Rees. Her father was a deacon in Maes-yr-haf chapel, Neath. Religious meetings were held in her home and she began to write hymns.
She was persuaded by William Williams (Caledfryn) to publish a selection Hymnau ar Amryw Destunau (1839), reprinted 1840, 1841, 1842. Among the hundred or more which she wrote are those beginning ‘Caed modd i faddau beiau’ and ‘Dyma gariad, pwy a'i traetha.’
She married (1) Thomas Davies, sea captain, Neath, and (2) the Rev. Robert Owen (died 1857). She received a licence to keep a school.
She died 26 May 1875, and was buried at Briton Ferry.
Published date: 1959
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