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PARRY , JOHN ( 1835 - 1897 ), leader of the Anti-tithe movement from 1886 onwards;

b. at Llanarmon-yn-Iâl , 24 July 1835 , son of the Rev. Hugh Parry . He was carpenter , shepherd , estate agent , writer , and poet , and owner of an exceptionally rich and varied library (now in N.L.W. ). He was the author of the supplement [in the 1893 ed. of] Hanes y Merthyron (by Thomas Jones of Denbigh ) ( 1756 - 1820 ) (q.v.) , of an article on ‘ Helynt y Degwm ’ ( Y Traethodydd , 1887 ), etc. A member of the first Denbighshire county council , he was an eloquent speaker and wise leader; he addressed many meetings in Wales and England on land reform. He d. 3 June 1897 .

Sources:

  • Baner ac Amserau Cymru , 9 June 1897 ;
  • Y Goleuad , 16 June 1897 ;
  • Notable Welshmen (1700–1900) , 1908 ;
  • Y Winllan , Oct. 1922 ;
  • T. Gwynn Jones , Cofiant Thomas Gee , Denbigh, 1913 (index).

Author:

David Thomas, O.B.E., M.A., (1880-1967), Bangor

Published date: 1959