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DAVIES , HUGH TUDWAL ( 1847 - 1915 ), farmer and poet ;

b. at Mynachdy , Clynnog, Caerns. — he was a nephew of Robert Hughes , Uwchlaw'r Ffynnon ( 1811 - 1892 ) (q.v.) . At the age of 18 the family moved to Yr Orsedd Fawr , Llangybi ; in 1872 he settled in Brynllaeth , Llŷn . He m, a daughter of Capt. John Hughes , Gellidara . He wrote many englynion and a few cywyddau ; he won prizes at eisteddfodau held at Pwllheli , 1875 , and Caernarvon , 1880 and 1894 . His later years were spent at Llwyn'rhudol , Aber-erch . He d. in April 1915 at Gellidara and was buried at Penrhos , near Pwllheli .

Sources:

  • NLW MS 2126, 13701.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959