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KENWARD , JAMES ( Elfynydd ; fl. 1868 ), writer and poet

who lived at Smethwick , near Birmingham , in 1868 . His published works include A Poem of English Sympathy with Wales which was written for the national eisteddfod of 1858 at Llangollen ; a collection, entitled, For Cambria: themes in Verse and Prose ; and The Life and Writings of John Williams ( Ab Ithel , q.v. ), which was originally published in the Cambrian Journal .

Sources:

  • James Kenward , A Poem of English Sympathy with Wales, written for the great National Eisteddfod of 1858; and Llangollen, a poem on the same occasion , Birmingham, 1858 , 1858 ;
  • id., For Cambria Themes in Verse and Prose, A.D. 1854-1868; with other pieces , London, 1868 , 1868 ;
  • id., Ab Ithel an account of the life and writings of the Rev. John Williams ab Ithel, M.A., B.B.D., late Rector of Llanymowddwy, Merioneth , Denbigh, 1871 , 1871 ;
  • Cambrian Journal , six volumes, 1854–64 , 1862 , 1863 , 1864 ;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959