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PHILLIPS , ELIZABETH ( fl. 1836 ), hymnwriter , of Penrhyn , Conway, Caerns.

She was the author of twenty-five hymns which were discovered by Richard Griffith ( Carneddog ) among the manuscripts of Robert Isaac Jones ( Alltud Eifion , q.v.) . Carneddog copied the hymns and they were published for the first time in Cymru (O.M.E.) , 1906 . A note on the manuscripts, in the hand of Alltud Eifion , stated that she was the mother of Dr. Thomas Hughes ( 1793 - 1837 ), a physician , of Plas-ward , Pwllheli , the father of Elizabeth , first wife of Alltud Eifion .

Sources:

  • Cymru (O.M.E.) , 1906;
  • Notable Welshmen (1700–1900) , 1908

Author:

Thomas Isfryn Jones, Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959