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  • WILLIAMS, WALDO GORONWY (1904 - 1971), poet and pacifist Waldo Williams was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire on 30 September 1904, the third of five children of John Edwal Williams (1863-1934) and Angharad Williams (née Jones, 1875-1932). His father was headmaster of Prendergast School in Haverfordwest and English was the language spoken within the family. Following periods of nervous illness which left a lasting impression on his young son, in
  • WILLIAMS, ERNEST LLWYD (1906 - 1960), minister (B), poet and writer Born 12 December 1906 at y Lan, near Efail-wen, Carmarthenshire. He was educated at Brynconyn primary school, Llandysilio (where John Idwal Williams, father of his lifelong friend Waldo Williams, was headmaster) and at the county school in Narberth where he later began his career as an apprentice to a chemist. He was baptized in 1923 at Rhydwilym, and the traditions of that ancient church and the
  • JAMES, EDWARD (1839 - 1904), Congregational minister Born at Llanfachraeth, Anglesey, 12 June 1839, the eldest child of John and Margaret James, and brother of O. Waldo James. He became a member at Bodedern in 1853, and started to preach at Tabernacle, Holyhead, in 1858, under the ministry of William Griffith. In 1859, at the request of his intimate friend William Ambrose (Emrys), Portmadoc, he moved to Gorseddau, near Penmorfa, to conduct
  • JAMES, OWEN WALDO (1845 - 1910), Baptist minister health broke down and he moved to Pen-coed, near Bridgend, where he died 18 July 1910. He was a frequent competitor at eisteddfodau, and his name ' Waldo ' is said to have originated as a pseudonym. He was responsible for a South Wales edition of Yr Herald Gymraeg, and published Adnodau Dyrys y Testament Newydd, 1887; Blinder Diweddaraf yr Eglwysi … Anerchiad …, 1883; and Esboniad y Bobl: Yr Efengylyn
  • PAGE, LESLIE ALUN (1920 - 1990), Minister (Cong.) Presbyterian Church at Banc-y-felin. Alun Page read widely and meditated in both English and Welsh literature. He was impressed by T. S. Eliot, Waldo and Gwenallt and often quoted from them. He spoke of the greatness of R. T. Jenkins as a writer, and praised D. J. Williams and his 'square mile.' Karl Barth was another influence and he was not unfamiliar with the thoughts of Freud and Marx. He was indebted to
  • WILLIAMS, DAVID JOHN (1885 - 1970), writer to his two autobiographical volumes, Hen dy ffarm (1953) and Yn chwech ar hugain oed (1959). Hen dy ffarm [transl. Waldo Williams, The old farmhouse (1961)] is his masterpiece, the story of cultivating the land of Pen-rhiw, creating a garden and orchard and then leaving because the hard work of winning the land brought ill-health and tensions within the family, preventing its continuation. Like
  • GRIFFITHS, JOHN GWYNEDD (1911 - 2004), scholar, poet and Welsh nationalist ('Poems from Latin', 1962) and Cerddi Groeg Clasurol ('Classical Greek Poems', 1989), and also published a Welsh translation of Aristotle's Poetics (1978; new printing, 2001). He was a friend of Waldo Williams and D. J. Williams: a collection which he made of Waldo's poems provided a basis for the publication of Dail Pren ('Tree Leaves', 1956); he was editor of a volume in D. J.'s honour (1965), of a
  • LEWIS, BENJAMIN WALDO (1877 - 1953), Baptist minister Born 7 September 1877 at Holyhead, Anglesey, the son of John (according to family tradition, but David according to the biographies) Lewis, (born 29 August 1829) from Bridell, and Anne Lewis (née Williams, in February 1848 or 1849) from Fishguard. They married at Newport, Monmouth on 31 January 1871. His father was, according to tradition, of the lineage of a brother of Titus Lewis while his wife
  • DAVIES, ANEIRIN TALFAN (1909 - 1980), poet, literary critic, broadcaster and publisher , Watford, where he prepared the first issue of Heddiw, a small magazine established by Aneirin and his brother Alun, and edited by Aneirin and Dafydd Jenkins. Heddiw ran for six years, 1936-1942, and published work by some of the foremost poets of the twentieth century, such as Gwenallt, R. Williams Parry and Waldo Williams. On 1 June 1936 he married Mary Anne Evans (1912-1971), a teacher from Barry, and
  • MORGAN, DYFNALLT (1917 - 1994), poet, literary critic and translator in the Writers of Wales series (1972), which helped introduce his work to a new audience; an important and pioneering study of T. H. Parry Williams's early works, Rhyw Hanner Ieuenctid (1971); and a particularly well-informed lecture on the major themes in the poetry of Waldo Williams, which penetrates under the surface of his poems to the Christian and humanitarian beliefs which lie at their heart
  • LLYWELYN-WILLIAMS, ALUN (1913 - 1988), poet and literary critic family home; and on his retirement, Cwm Bychan, 11 Ffordd Ffriddoedd (1979-88). Pont y Caniedydd came out in 1956, an annus mirabilis for modern Welsh poetry considering that Waldo Williams's Dail Pren and Euros Bowen's Cerddi were published in the same year. With his rhythmic control and careful attention to craftsmanship, Alun Llywelyn-Williams is considered one of the greatest masters of vers libre
  • WILLIAMS, Sir ROGER (1540? - 1595), soldier and author There were three persons bearing this name who must be distinguished one from another - (1) Sir Roger Williams (1604? - 1683), founder of the colony of Rhode Island, U.S.A.; he used to be claimed as a Welshman, afterwards as a Cornishman, but now it can be fairly confidently stated that he was the son of a James Williams, ' citizen and merchant taylor of London,' and his wife Alice; (2) Roger

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