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PARRY , RICHARD ( 1710 - 1763 ), poet, schoolmaster, and sexton , of Newborough , in Anglesey .

His published work includes ‘ Araith Wgan ar Gân ’ ( Brython , 1863 ), and also a number of other poems (one of them at least a translation from English ) which were published in the 18th cent. ; a list of these is given by Myrddin Fardd in Y Traethodydd , 1886 . A carol composed by him is found in N.L.W. MS. 1666 (209b) ; it is also probable that he is the Richard Parry whose poems are found in Bodewryd MS. 73 , N.L.W. MSS. 432, 559, 1238, 6882, 7892 , and Swansea MS. 2 . According to his tombstone (which has since disappeared) he d. on 5 Jan. 1763 , at the age of 53; he was buried in the churchyard of Llannerch-y-medd , south of the east end of the church.

Sources:

  • Y Brython (Tremadog), 1863 , 324;
  • Y Traethodydd , 1886 , 213-4, 276;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru , 1870 ;
  • Richard Parry (Gwalchmai) , Enwogion Môn , 1877 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959