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DAVIES , MORGAN ( Meirig Glan Mawddach ; d. 1857 ), sexton of Llanelltyd, Mer., and minor poet .

Many poems by him, written during the first half of the 19th cent. mainly in the form of englynion , are preserved in N.L.W. MS. 672 — the copies in this manuscript may be in his autograph. They deal with local events and persons in his part of the county of Merioneth ; for a list of them see Jnl. of the Merioneth Hist. and Record Soc. , i. He greeted, in verse, the appearance of Diliau Meirion ( Dolgelley , 1853 ), which contains the poems of his friend Morris Davies ( Meurig Ebrill , 1780 - 1861 ) ; his name appears also in the list of subscribers to that volume. He was acquainted with Robert Davies ( Bardd Nantglyn , 1769 - 1835 ) and Edward Davies ( Iolo Trefaldwyn , 1819 - 1887 ) ; poems to him by both of them appearing in N.L.W. MS. 672 . He was buried at Llanelltyd , 23 Sept. 1857 .

Sources:

  • NLW MS 672;
  • Llanelltyd Parish Register.

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959