WILLIAMS, THOMAS (Twm Pedrog; 1774 - 1814), poet

Name: Thomas Williams
Pseudonym: Twm Pedrog
Date of birth: 1774
Date of death: 1814
Parent: Catherine Williams
Parent: Owen Williams
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

Born 25 May 1774, the son of Owen Williams, farmer and inn-keeper, the Sign, Llanbedrog, Caernarfonshire, and Catherine, his wife — and christened 3 June 1774. He spent some time at sea — one of his awdlau was written on board H.M.S. Amethyst, 1800 — but he returned and settled in his native county. Several poems by him were published at Tremadoc in Y Brython and there is a selection of awdlau, cywyddau, and englynion included by John Jones (Myrddin Fardd) in Cynfeirdd Lleyn, 1905. He died in May 1814, and was buried in the churchyard of Ceidio, Caernarfonshire


Published date: 1959

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