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WILLIAMS, FOULK ROBERT (Eos Llyfnwy; 1774 - 1870), musician

Name: Foulk Robert Williams
Pseudonym: Eos Llyfnwy
Date of birth: 1774
Date of death: 1870
Spouse: Catherine Williams (née Williams)
Parent: Lowry Williams
Parent: Robert Williams
Gender: Male
Occupation: musician
Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts
Author: Robert David Griffith

b. at Hendreforion-bach, Llanllyfni, Caerns. (and christened 6 Oct. 1774), the son of Robert William, weaver, and Lowry his wife. Owing to his gift as a singer he came to be called ‘Ffowc bach y canwr’; later he was known as Foulk Roberts. When he was 17 he received music lessons for a period of three months from John Williams (Ioan Rhagfyr), these lessons being paid for by some gentleman. For many years he visited certain districts in Anglesey and Caernarvonshire to teach congregational singing. The National Library of Wales has a 1,158-page manuscript called ‘Llyfr Cerddoriaeth o Gerddi Sion …, compiled c. 1834 by Foulk Roberts; this manuscript contains anthems, hymn-tunes, carols, old airs, etc., the compiler and collector being designated as ‘Foulk Roberts (Eos Llyfnwy), Llanrug.’ After his marriage he moved to Clegir, in the upper part of the parish of Llan-rug, and it was there that he d. 11 Dec. 1870; he was buried in Llan-rug churchyard.

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Published date: 1959

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ROBERTS, FOULK (‘Eos Llyfnwy’ under WILLIAMS, FOULK ROBERT).

He was baptised at Llanllyfni, 6 Dec. 1782; an elder brother of the same name was buried on 16 July 1780. He m. his cousin, Catherine Williams, at Llanberis on 6 Aug. 1800.

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    • Information from Huw Roberts, Pwllheli.

    Published date: 1997

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