REES, THOMAS (‘Twm Carnábwth’; 1806? - 1876), pugilist
Name: Thomas Rees
Pseudonym: Twm Carnábwth
Date of birth: 1806?
Date of death: 1876
Area of activity: Sports and Leisure Pursuits
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins
Born at Carnábwth, Mynachlog-ddu, Pembrokeshire. He was one of the ‘Rebecca rioters,’ but his part in that affair has been greatly exaggerated. He won great fame as a pugilist, but in 1847, in a fight (when drunk) with a man named Gabriel Davies, he lost one eye. This sobered him, and he became a member of Bethel Baptist church at Mynachlog-ddu. He lived in a house called ‘Trial,’ and was found dead there 17 November 1876; his tombstone in Bethel graveyard records that he was 70 years old.
- Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, (1881 - 1969), Bangor
- H. Tobit Evans, Rebecca and her Daughters. Being a history of the agrarian disturbances in Wales known as "The Rebecca Riots." (Cardiff 1910), 9-13;
- [and see now David Williams, The Rebecca Riots a Study in Agrarian Discontent (Cardiff 1955) (Cardiff, 1955)]
- Wikipedia Article: Thomas Rees
- Wikidata: Q7793451
Published date: 1959
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