THOMAS, ROBERT (died 1774), poet, and sexton

Name: Robert Thomas
Date of death: 1774
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet, and sexton
Area of activity: Poetry; Public and Social Service, Civil Administration; Religion
Author: David Jenkins

of Llanfair Talhaearn, Denbighshire. N.L.W. 6146, which is chiefly in his hand, contains one of his poems in free verse entitled ‘Cywydd y Dylluan’ (193-8), and a translation by him of a piece of Latin prose ‘Am y flwyddyn a'i rhannau’ concerning the Gregorian calendar (187 et seq.). The parish register of Llanfair Talhaearn for the years 1740-74 is also in his neat hand. Among his more notable friends were Siôn Powel, Dafydd Siôn Prys, and Evan Evans (Ieuan Brydydd Hir) He was buried at Llanfair Talhaearn on 18 December 1774; Dafydd Siôn Prys wrote an elegy upon him (Add. Morris Letters, p. 736).


Published date: 1959

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