Born at Llwyndafydd, in the parish of Llandysilio, Cardiganshire, son of Thomas Rees James. Moving from Llwyndafydd he settled at Llanarth in the same county, and became a shoemaker. He composed an elegy on the death of Jenkin Jones (1700? - 1742), of Llwyn-rhydowen. This was published in Hymnau … o waith y Diweddar Barchedig Mr. Jenkin Jones, 1768. His poem, called Y Maen Tramguydd, was published (in a 2nd ed.), in 1799, and a collection of his work was issued by W. H. Griffiths in 1842 in Diliau'r Awen.
Published date: 1959
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