JONES, THOMAS (‘Gogrynwr’; 1822 - 1854), doctor and musician

Name: Thomas Jones
Pseudonym: Gogrynwr
Date of birth: 1822
Date of death: 1854
Gender: Male
Occupation: doctor and musician
Area of activity: Medicine; Music
Author: Robert David Griffith

Born at Bronant, Dolgellau, Merionethshire, 1822. His father was a druggist who gave him the best education and apprenticed him to a surgeon. After completing his educational course and performing his hospital work successfully, he spent some time in Liverpool, and subsequently at Wrexham and Corwen. When he was 32 years old he moved to Penstryt, Llandegla, and died there in 1854. He left a manuscript volume of music containing tunes and the cantata Gweddi Habacuc which he had submitted to the Porthmadog eisteddfod in 1851. His letters which appeared in Yr Amserau, 1851, criticising the adjudication made by ‘Tanymarian’ at Bethesda eisteddfod, led to much agitation in musical circles.


Published date: 2001

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