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EVANS , HENRY TOBIT ( 1844 - 1908 ), schoolmaster, journalist, and author .

Born at Fron-felen-ganol , Penbryn, Cards. Educated at the Bangor Normal College , he was headmaster of Llechryd British school for seven years. He became a journalist and politician , and acted as local correspondent to the London Kelt .

He learned to print from a press which he set up at his home ( Neuadd Llanarth, Cards. ), and ran his own weekly newspaperY Brython Cymreig , 1892-1902 . He was editor of the Carmarthen Journal from June 1898 at latest, to 1904 . He was honorary secretary of the Cardiganshire Liberal Unionist Association , and a visiting magistrate for Carmarthen gaol . He was referee for the orthography of the Ordnance Survey maps of Pembrokeshire , Carmarthenshire , and Cardiganshire . He wrote Y Berw Gwyddelig , 1889 , but is better known for Rebecca and her Daughters , 1910 which utilized the collections of Alcwyn C. Evans . He was a Quaker . He d. at Trewylan, Cards. , 9 May 1908 , at the age of 64.

Sources:

  • The Welsh Gazette , 14 May 1908 ;
  • Carmarthen Journal , 15 May 1908 .

Author:

Rev. Thomas Tegryn Davies, ( -1974), Aberporth

Published date: 1959