POWELL, RICHARD (1769 - 1795), poet and schoolmaster, of Ysbyty Ifan, Denbighshire

Name: Richard Powell
Date of birth: 1769
Date of death: 1795
Parent: Jemimah Powell (née Parry)
Parent: Hugh Powell
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet and schoolmaster
Area of activity: Education; Eisteddfod; Poetry
Author: Elwyn Evans

Born in Llanegryn, Merioneth. He is probably the Richard (son of Hugh Powell, a weaver, and Jemimah Parry) whose christening [on a date which is now illegible] is recorded in the parish register.

In 1793, at the Bala eisteddfod of the Gwyneddigion Society he won the medal out of eleven competitors for his 'Awdyl ar Dymhorau y Vlwyzyn .' His 'Carol Plygain Ddydd Natolic' is to be found in a volume called Difrifol Ystyriaeth, published by John Daniel (Carmarthen, 1789). He was known also as a grammarian.

He died in October 1795 while crossing the mountains from Ffestiniog to Ysbyty Ifan.


Published date: 1959

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