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
Area of activity: History and Culture; Literature and Writing
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

It was a manuscript transcribed by him (now NLW MS 686B ) that E. Stanton Roberts edited and published under the title Llysieulyfr Meddyginiaethol a briodolir i William Salesbury (Liverpool, 1916). Evan Thomas also owned Cwrtmawr MS 1D , NLW MS 642B and (a fact not then known to E. Stanton Roberts) NLW MS 4581B . 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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