He was president of the Welsh Baptist Union in 1927 ; president of the East Glamorgan Baptist Association , 1819 , and co-editor of Y Bedyddiwr Bach , 1882 , and Yr Heuwr , 1890 ; he was also secretary of the South Wales Temperance Association for thirty years until 1920 . He is probably best remembered, however, for his eisteddfod essays and publications, more especially his collections of place-names and biographies , such as Cofiant y Parch. Nathaniel Thomas, Caerdydd , 1900 ; The Place-Names of Wales , 1887 , 1912 ; Glamorganshire place-names , 1901 , Enwogion Cymreig, 1700-1900 , 1907 ; Cofiant y Parch. J. Rhys Morgan, D.D. (Lleurwg) , 1908 ( part-author with D. B. Richards ); Y Gwir Anrhydeddus D. Lloyd George, A.S. , 1910 , and The Life and Work of the Rev. Thomas Thomas, D.D. , 1925 .
He was m. twice, on the second occasion, in 1888 , to a daughter of D. Williams , minister at Salem , Mydrim , and two sons and three daughters were b. to him.
Benjamin George Owens, M.A., Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959