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DAVIES , THOMAS ( fl. 1700 ), poet .

He is referred to as ‘ Thomas Davies from Montgomeryshire ’ (‘o Sir Drefaldwyn ’), but nothing more is known about him. Some of his poems are to be found in 18th cent. anthologies. A copy of his best-known poem ‘ Histori dduwiol sef Cerdd y Crys Gwaedlyd ar “loath to depart” ,’ is to be found in N.L.W. MS. 700 (16) and also in Cwrtmawr MS. 222 (22b) .

Sources:

  • R. Williams , Montgomeryshire Worthies , second ed., 1894 .

Author:

Elwyn Evans, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959