OWEN, WILLIAM (Gwilym Alaw; 1762 - 1853), a farmer

Name: William Owen
Pseudonym: Gwilym Alaw;
Date of birth: 1762
Date of death: 1853
Gender: Male
Occupation: farmer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Nature and Agriculture; Poetry
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

who lived for a long time at Chwaen Wen, Llannerch-y-medd. He wrote to the periodicals, more especially to Goleuad Gwynedd and Goleuad Cymru, and in 1813 published a little book of verse Lloffion o Faes Boaz (this should not be confused with a booklet bearing the same title by Robert Thomas, 1796 - 1866); a stanza in this book has become a well-known hymn which appears in our modern hymnaries.


Published date: 1959

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