THOMAS, JOHN (Eos Gwynedd; 1742 - 1818), poet

Name: John Thomas
Pseudonym: Eos Gwynedd
Date of birth: 1742
Date of death: 1818
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Robert (Bob) Owen

Born at Bwlchmaenmelyn, a farmhouse in the parish of Cerrigydrudion, Denbighshire. He married a daughter of Cernioge Mawr in 1765. He settled in Pentrefoelas where he kept a shop and farmed. In 1817 he published Annerch Plant a Rhieni oddi ar farwolaeth William Thomas mab Lewis Thomas, Llanrwst. A selection of his works, edited by William Williams (Gwilym Caledfryn), was published in 1845 under the title of Eos Gwynedd. He wrote carols and hymns. He had a bardic controversy with Thomas Edwards (Twm o'r Nant) on the subject of baptism. He died 12 September 1818.


Published date: 1959

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