Born at Brynhafod, Clynnog, Caernarfonshire, in 1788. Ebenezer Thomas (Eben Fardd) described him as ‘an excellent scholar, a bard, and a fine musician.’ About the year 1815 he went to Welshpool as schoolmaster and, later, to Newtown; he also preached with the Calvinistic Methodists and contributed to the various periodicals. In 1828 he published Y Caniedydd Crefyddol which contained an exposition of the art of congregational singing and a collection of hymn-tunes; this book was dedicated to John Jenkins (Ifor Ceri), incumbent of Kerry, Montgomeryshire. He died 8 October 1838, and was buried at Newtown.
Published date: 1959
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