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MANUEL , DAVID ( 1624? - 1726 ), poet ,

b. 1624-5 , according to some of the sources below. Little is known of his life. He was a native of the parish of Trefeglwys, Mont. His wife, Margaret , d. in 1699 . There were three children: Mary , who became well known as a penillion -singer , Anne , and David . Some of the poet 's work was published in Thomas Jones , Carolau a Dyriau Duwiol , 1696 , David Jones , Blodau-Gerdd Cymry , 1759 , P. Fadog , ii, 259, and Y Gwyliedydd , 1836 , 250. For manuscript sources of poems, see Cat. of Add. to B.M. MSS. 1841-5 , and J. H. Davies , Cat. of MSS. in N.L.W. See also N.L.W. MSS. 558, 566, 593, 653, 783, 832, 1244, 1580, 1710, 1797, 3487, 7191, 11991 , Bodewryd MS. 73 , and Swansea MS. 2 in N.L.W. He d. in May 1726 , and was buried 16 May 1726 at Trefeglwys .

Sources:

  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present , 1908 ;
  • Notable Welshmen (1700–1900) , 1908 ;
  • Rowlands , A biographical dictionary of Eminent Welshmen whou flourished from 1700 to 1900 , 1907 ;
  • NLW MS 9266;
  • Y Geninen , Oct. 1884 ;
  • Y Brython , v, 209;
  • R. Williams , Montgomeryshire Worthies , second ed., 1894 ;
  • The Records of the Diocese of Bangor in the National Library of Wales. in N.L.W.

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959