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JONES , ARTHUR ( fl. 18th cent. ), poet, of Llangadwaladr, Denbs., and sexton of Ruabon (where he died) .

He was a supporter of the various eisteddfodau held in Powys during his lifetime; he won the second prize in the chief competition at the eisteddfod held at Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog in 1743 . A number of his poems (in free metre) remain in manuscript; some were also included in various poetry collections published in the 18th cent. At least one example in strict metre is to be found, namely two englynion addressed to Richard Lloyd , a doctor at Llanfyllin ( N.L.W. MS. 6729 ).

Sources:

  • Cwrtmawr Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 216, 222, 225, 229;
  • NLW MSS 436, 559, 645, 843, 1790, 4697, 4971, 6146, 6729;
  • J. H. Davies , A Bibliography of Welsh Ballads printed in the 18th century (1908-11) ;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru (1870)

Author:

Ray Looker, (Mrs Ray Morgan), Cardiff / Rhymni

Published date: 1959