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EVANS , MORGAN ( Cynllo Maesyfed or Cynllo Maelienydd ; 1777? - 1843 ), cleric and poet ;

b. in the parish of Llanrhystyd, Cards. [possibly at Rhyd-las , the son of David and Mary Evans (?)]. He received his education at Ystrad Meurig school and was curate of Llanddeiniol, Cards. , from 23 Sept. 1804 until 22 Sept. 1805 , when he became vicar of Brawdy and Hays-castle, Pembs. On 4 Aug. 1807 he was appointed vicar of Llangunllo, Rads. , and from 15 June 1825 onwards he held the livings of Llanddewi'r Cwm and Builth besides. He d. at Builth early in 1843 . He was the author of An Elegy on the Death of the Rev. John Jenkins, M.A., late vicar of Kerry ( Ludlow , 1830 ), and The Cambrian Muse habited in English Costume ( Llandovery , 1840 ). Another work attributed to him is Awen-Gerdd Debygawl a Dynwaredawl, ar destun-ymadrodd Teetotalaidd ( Llanymddyvri , 1839 ).

Sources:

  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 , National Eisteddfod Association, 1908 , 133;
  • Yr Haul , 1843 , 67;
  • NLW MSS 1889, 1918;
  • [information supplied by Mr. E. T. Price , Llanrhystyd].

Author:

Miss Rhiannon Francis Roberts, M.A., (1923-90), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959