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POWELL , EVAN ( 1721 - 1785 ), of Llanfrynach near Brecon , a carpenter who wrote verse .

A poem of his, ‘ Fel ar y môr o wydr ,’ was included among the hymns contained in Williams of Pantycelyn 's Ffarwel Weledig (etc.), 1766 . It was separately reprinted (in ballad format) several times — two examples are noted on p. 34 of the Cardiff Catalogue . Powell d. 5 June 1785 , ‘aged 64,’ and was buried at Builth .


  • NLW MS 9270;
  • information from the Rev. Gomer M. Roberts .


Dr Moelwyn Idwal Williams, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959