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LEWIS , RICHARD ( 1817 - 1865 ), pharmacist and author ;

b. 21 June 1817 at a homestead called Yr Ysgol in the parish of Llandegfan , Anglesey , the son of Thomas and Rebecca Lewis . In 1831 he was apprenticed as a draper and grocer at Bangor . After spending some time in various cities, including four years ( 1840-4 ) in London , he settled at Bodedern , Anglesey , in 1844 , as a druggist . He contributed many articles to Y Traethodydd on the antiquities of Anglesey , and had a volume of verse published under the title Y Rhosyn . He d. 2 March 1865 .

Sources:

  • R. Môn Williams , Enwogion Môn / Anglesey worthies (1770) ;
  • R. Hughes , Enwogion Môn, 1850–1912 (1913) ;
  • Y Drysorfa , March 1867.

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959