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JENKINS , JABEZ EDMUND ( Creidiol ; 1840 - 1903 ), cleric and poet ;

b. at Gelli-groes , in the parish of Mynydd-islwyn, Mon. , 24 Dec. 1840 , he was christened 16 July 1858 by the minister of the Congregational chapel at Mynydd-islwyn . He was ordained deacon 25 Feb. 1872 , with a title to the curacy of Llanedy, Carms. , and priest 24 Feb. 1877 , with a title to Llanfihangel Cwm-du , Brecknock . On 17 April 1879 he was licensed to the curacy of Vaynor , Brecknock , and on 16 May 1883 became incumbent of that parish, where he remained until his death, 4 June 1903 . He was a keen eisteddfodwr , and, under the bardic name of Creidiol , composed a considerable amount of poetry . His Dyddanion Min yr Hwyr, sef Rhiangerdd Emma Prys , was published in 1862 , Egin Awen, yn cynnwys awdlau, cywyddau … , in 1867 , and Rhiangerdd — Gwenfron o'r Dyffryn in 1868 . In 1869 he edited an anthology of verse , Gardd y Beirdd; gan Ugain o Feirdd Cymru , and in 1897 his Vaynor, its History and Guide was published.

Sources:

  • S. Davids Diocesan Records at the National Library of Wales in N.L.W.;
  • Yr Haul , July 1903 ;
  • Cardiff Free Libraries, Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department , 1898 ;
  • South Wales Daily News , 5 June 1903 ;
  • W. Morgan , The Illustrated Vaynor handbook containing photographic views of Vaynor, Cefn Coed, Pontsarn and Morlais Castle, with the history and folk-lore of the parish , 1893 .

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959