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
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 NLW MS 1666B (209b); it is also probable that he is the Richard Parry whose poems are found in Bodewryd MS 73D , NLW MS 432B , NLW MS 559B , NLW MS 1238B: Barddoniaeth , NLW MS 6882D , NLW MS 7892B , 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.


Published date: 1959

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