, he was apprenticed to a
and eventually worked at his trade in some of the larger houses of the neighbourhood, e.g.
. When he was about 13 years of age he came to know
Twm o'r Nant
, who was then at
. He wrote numerous poems on a variety of subjects, many of them dealing with local occurrences; they include
and about a dozen carols. His first publication,
, appeared in
, followed next
year by a second part; this latter has a preface by
). His third published work, which appeared in
, bears the title
Hanes Teithiau a Helyntion Meurig Ebrill gyda ‘Diliau Meirion’ o Ddolgellau i Gaerlleon-Gawr, Birkenhead, Llynlleifiad, a Manceinion, a'i ddychweliad yn ol drwy siroedd a threfydd Gogledd Cymru yn 1854-55
. He d.
26 Sept. 1861
Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor