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EDWARDS , THOMAS ( Gwynedd ; 1844 - 1924 ); cleric and eisteddfodwr ;

b. 8 April 1844 [at Glasinfryn , Pentir , Bangor ], son of Henry Edwards , schoolmaster , and Jane his wife, and chr. at Llandegai . He was educated at S. Bees , and was ordained deacon June 1867 by bishop Campbell of Bangor , and priest in 1868 . After serving curacies at Llandegfan 1867-72 , and Dwygyfylchi , 1872-6 , he was preferred to the livings of Llanfihangel-y-Pennant 1876 , Llanllyfni 1891 , and Aber near Bangor 1901 . He was a diocesan inspector of schools 1880-9 , and non-residentiary canon of Bangor cathedral 1908-24 . He d. 10 Dec. 1924 and was buried at Aber . He was a treasurer of the ‘ Gorsedd of the Bards ’ from 1902 till his death, and took a prominent part in the activities of the Freemasons .

Sources:

  • National eisteddfod programmes, 1902 , 1925 ;
  • Crockford's Clerical Directory , 1924 ;
  • Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald , 1832 ff , 12 and 19 Dec. 1924 ;
  • Yr Haul , Jan. 1925 ;
  • NLW MS 9256;
  • Bangor ordination papers, N.L.W.;
  • [ Bangor Manuscript at University College North Wales Library, Bangor 6451].

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959