THOMAS, EVAN (died 1781), of Cwmhwylfod, Sarnau, near Bala, transcriber and owner of manuscripts

Name: Evan Thomas
Date of death: 1781
Gender: Male
Occupation: transcriber and owner of manuscripts
Home: Cwmhwylfod
Place: SarnauBala
Area of activity: History and Culture; Literature and Writing
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

It was a manuscript transcribed by him (now N.L.W. MS. 686) that E. Stanton Roberts edited and published under the title Llysieulyfr Meddyginiaethol a briodolir i William Salesbury (Liverpool, 1916). Evan Thomas also owned Cwrt Mawr MS. l, N.L.W. MS. 642 and (a fact not then known to E. Stanton Roberts) N.L.W. MS. 4581. The latter is a copy made by Roger Morris, Coed y Talwrn, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, of the Welsh herbal attributed to Salesbury, his friend and contemporary. He is probably the ‘Evan Thomas of Penmaen Township,’ whose death, on 12 January 1781, is recorded in the Llanfor parish register.


Published date: 1959

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