ROBERTS, EDWARD (Iorwerth Glan Aled; 1819 - 1867), poet and writer

Name: Edward Roberts
Pseudonym: Iorwerth Glan Aled
Date of birth: 1819
Date of death: 1867
Parent: Peter Roberts
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Poetry
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

Born 5 January 1819 at Llansannan, Denbighshire, son of Peter Roberts, Calvinistic Methodist minister. He was an apprentice in a shop at Abergele before he went to Bala C.M. College. He afterwards had a shop in Rhuddlan, whence he moved to Denbigh. He started to preach in the Baptist chapel at Denbigh and was ordained (29 September 1842) as minister of that congregation; he ministered afterwards at Liverpool and at Rhymney, Monmouth He wrote much to journals and newspapers and published several works (mainly booklets), such as Dyddanion, neu Hanesion Difyrus a Buddiol, 1838; Y Weithred o Fedyddio, 1849; Cerdd Allwyn, er Coffadwriaeth am E. Jones, 'Ieuan Gwynedd …,' 1853; Palestina, 1851; Y Llenor Diwylliedig, sef Llawlyfr yr Ysgrifenydd, yr Areithydd, a'r Bardd, 1862; Mel-Ddyferion Barddonawl, 1862 - for a fuller list see the short memoir (by his nephew, Edward Jones, Pwllheli) in Gwaith Barddonol Iorwerth Glan Aled (Liverpool, 1890). He was married twice. He died at Rhyl, 18 February 1867, and was buried at Llansannan.


Published date: 1959

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