THOMAS, ARTHUR SIMON (Anellydd; 1865 - 1935), cleric and writer

Name: Arthur Simon Thomas
Pseudonym: Anellydd
Date of birth: 1865
Date of death: 1935
Parent: D. Simon Thomas
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born 5 September 1865 at Crug-y-bar, Caeo, the son of D. Simon Thomas. He graduated (1897) at S. David's College, and was ordained in 1894 and 1895. He was a curate at Llanwynno, Llandilo, Llangors, and S. Nicholas (Pembroke town), before being appointed to the livings of S. Michael's (Pembroke town), 1907-10; Maesmynus and other near-by parishes, 1910-21; S. Nicholas and Granston in Pembrokeshire, 1921-8; and Trefilan, 1928. He died 3 March 1935. He was an extremely industrious writer and a great supporter of the eisteddfod; he wrote for Y Geninen, Y Traethodydd, Yr Haul, and Y Llenor; he was assistant editor of Y Llan and joint editor of Yr Haul; he wrote (and translated) many hymns in both English and Welsh, including English versions of the hymns of Ann Griffiths.


Published date: 1959

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