PARRY, RICHARD (1710 - 1763), poet, schoolmaster, and sexton, of Newborough, in Anglesey.

Name: Richard Parry
Date of birth: 1710
Date of death: 1763
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet, schoolmaster, and sexton
Place: Newborough
Area of activity: Education; Poetry; Public and Social Service, Civil Administration; Religion
Author: Ray Looker

His published work includes ' Araith Wgan ar Gân ' (Brython, 1863), and also a number of other poems (one of them at least a translation from English) which were published in the 18th century; a list of these is given by Myrddin Fardd in Y Traethodydd, 1886. A carol composed by him is found in N.L.W. MS. 1666 (209b); it is also probable that he is the Richard Parry whose poems are found in Bodewryd MS. 73, N.L.W. MSS. 432, 559, 1238, 6882, 7892, and Swansea MS. 2. According to his tombstone (which has since disappeared) he died on 5 January 1763, at the age of 53; he was buried in the churchyard of Llannerch-y-medd, south of the east end of the church.

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Published date: 1959

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