DAVIES, WILLIAM (1874 - 1949), local historian

Name: William Davies
Date of birth: 1874
Date of death: 1949
Spouse: Mary Matilda Davies (née Roberts)
Child: Mairwen Davies
Child: Gwilym Prys Prys-Davies
Gender: Male
Occupation: local historian
Area of activity: History and Culture; Literature and Writing; Scholarship and Languages
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

Born 6 June 1874, at Plas Corniog, Llanegryn, Meironnydd. Invalided early in life he was for ten years confined to bed from about the age of 13. When his health improved he was apprenticed as a tailor in Barmouth and Llanegryn. In 1907 he was appointed clerk to Llanegryn parish council and rate collector. In 1921 he kept a hotel in Oswestry, but returned to Llanegryn in 1928. He died 19 June 1949.

He contributed much to Cymru , Yr Haul , Lleufer , Y Ford Gron , Heddiw , Y Dysgedydd, and Bathafarn . He also helped J. Bodfan Anwyl in the preparation of the fifth edition of Spurrell's dictionary. His chief work was Hanes plwyf Llanegryn, published in 1948.

He married Mary Matilda Roberts (1888-1974), and they had one daughter, Mairwen (1922-2004), and one son, Gwilym Prys Davies (1923-2017).


Published date: 2001

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