He was associated with such literary clerics as Walter Davies ( Gwallter Mechain ) , John Jenkins ( Ifor Ceri ) , and Thomas Richards , and was one of the promoters of the Cambrian Quarterly Magazine ( 1830-3 ). In 1831 he won a prize offered by the Cymmrodorion Society for an essay on The Causes which in Wales have produced Dissent from the Established Church . A second edition (expanded) appeared in 1832 , and a third in 1870 . In 1834 he published some translations of poems by Dafydd ap Gwilym .
Johnes took an active part by voice and pen in resisting the scheme ( c. 1838 ) to unite the sees of Bangor and S. Asaph and appropriate part of their revenue for the new diocese of Manchester which lasted from 1837 until 1846. In this his efforts were successful. He also interested himself in other aspects of the social life of Wales . Retiring in 1870 , he d. at Garthmyl , 23 July 1871 , and was buried at Berriw . See also A. C. Humphreys-Owen .
Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959