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13 - 24 of 43 for "islwyn"

  • PASK, ALUN EDWARD ISLWYN (1937 - 1995), rugby player and teacher
  • EVANS, THOMAS (Telynog; 1840 - 1865), poet chapel in Cwm-bach, where he was a member. He composed freely both in the free and the strict metres, gaining many successes at local eisteddfodau under the adjudication of poets of such eminence as Islwyn and Cynddelw. At the time of his premature death from consumption at the age of twenty-five he was regarded as one of the most promising poets of Wales. Among his best-known works are the lyrics
  • REES, EVAN (Dyfed; 1850 - 1923), Calvinistic Methodist minister, poet, and archdruid of Wales year during the last forty years of his life, and was archdruid for twenty-one years. He travelled extensively in Europe, South Africa, parts of Asia, and North America, and became renowned as a lecturer. He was editor of Y Drysorfa, 1918-23. He published Caniadau Dyfedfab, Gwaith Barddonol Dyfed, Gwlad yr Addewid a Iesu o Nazareth, Oriau gydag Islwyn. He died 19 March 1923. Jonathan Rees was his
  • LLOYD, DAVID MYRDDIN (1909 - 1981), librarian and Welsh scholar cherddi Islwyn Lloyd (Abertawe, 1977). Islwyn Lloyd (1916-1974) was a cultured school teacher and like his brother he was a staunch nationalist though his pacifism was severely shaken by the wars that followed World War II. See the honest and balanced introduction to the book and also the appreciation of Islwyn Lloyd by J. Gwyn Griffiths in Y Goleuad 4 September 1974. He was assistant secretary of the
  • DAVIES, WILLIAM (Gwilym Teilo; 1831 - 1892), man of letters, poet, and historian Cylchgrawn. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the eisteddfod and enjoyed the friendship of Islwyn and Dewi Wyn o Esyllt. He took part in many of the literary and poetic contests and won a number of important prizes. His chief work is his essay on Welsh literature ('Llenyddiaeth y Cymru'), which won him a £60 prize at the national eisteddfod held at Caernarvon in 1862. This was intended to be a sequel to
  • REES, SARAH JANE (Cranogwen; 1839 - 1916), schoolmistress, poet, editor, temperance advocate of the winning poem being 'Y Fodrwy Briodasol'; at this contest she beat Islwyn and Ceiriog. She also became a public speaker, lecturer, and preacher; in 1878 she began to edit Y Frythones, a Welsh journal devoted to the interests of women which continued to appear until 1891. In 1901 she founded the Women's Temperance Movement which is still known as 'Undeb Dirwestol Merched y De.' She died 27
  • JONES, DAVID JAMES (Gwenallt; 1899 - 1968), poet, critic and scholar historian of the 19th c. In addition to numerous articles on individual poets he published Detholiad o ryddiaith Gymraeg R.J. Derfel (1945), Bywyd a Gwaith Islwyn (1948), Y Storm: dwy gerdd gan Islwyn (1954). Nevertheless, his greatest contribution was as a poet and writer. He was among the first members of Yr Academi Gymraeg and the first edition of its periodical Taliesin to 1964 (vol.9). His father had
  • THOMAS, WILLIAM (Gwilym Marles; 1834 - 1879), Unitarian minister, social reformer, writer, and schoolmaster Glasgow he settled down as Unitarian minister of Bwlch-y-fadfa and Llwynrhydowen, where he remained from 1860 until his death. From November 1857 to February 1858 he was private tutor to Islwyn; in 1855 he had written a novel for Seren Gomer. In 1859 he published his little book, Prydyddiaeth, and he edited and wrote a great deal for his periodical, Yr Athraw, during the short period of its existence
  • PRICE, THOMAS WALTER (Cuhelyn; 1829 - 1869), journalist and poet Gwron stated that Y Drych favoured the slave trade). On 10 January 1857 Cuhelyn started Y Bardd Newydd Wythnosol (New York) to which many Welsh writers were correspondents - Eben Fardd, Thomas Stephens (Merthyr Tydfil), Talhaiarn, Cynddelw, Llawdden, Dewi Wyn o Esyllt, Islwyn, Aneurin Fardd, Nathan Dyfed, Nefydd, Eiddil Ifor, Gwilym Teilo, etc. An account of the life of Dafydd ap Gwilym and some of
  • HUGHES, JOHN (1814 - 1889), engineer and pioneer of iron-works in Russia the centre of the great industrial district of the Don Basin. In 1889 John Hughes died, and his work was carried on by his four sons, the second son, Arthur, supervising the works at Hughesoffka; it may be noted that he was married to Augusta James of Llanover by the poet-preacher, William Thomas (Islwyn, 1832 - 1878). In 1917, however, the Soviet Government took possession of industrial companies
  • EVANS, JOHN (1779 - 1847), cleric, afterwards Calvinistic Methodist minister to preach. In 1798 he went to Carmarthen Presbyterian College, but the length of his stay there is not known. Some time c. 1808 he married a widow who lived at Llwynffottun, Llanegwad, in the vale of Towy. He was ordained deacon c. 1809 by bishop Watson of Llandaff and officiated for short periods as curate at Mynydd-islwyn, Newport, Monmouth, Bridgend, and Laleston, but, having roused antagonism
  • SAMUEL, WYNNE ISLWYN (1912 - 1989), local government officer, Plaid Cymru activist and organiser