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PRITCHARD , ROBERT ( fl. 1730-1738 ), poet and master mariner .

Blodeu-gerdd Cymry contains a long religious poem by ‘ Robert Pritchard of Pentraeth , Anglesey , 1738 .’ He was probably the ‘ Robert Prichard Poet ,’ master of the small vessel, Blessing , which carried slates from Abercegin , near Bangor , from 1730 to 1733 , as recorded in the Penrhyn estate papers .

Sources:

  • Blodeu-Gerdd Cymry , 1759 , 1759 , 402;
  • Penrhyn Manuscripts at University College North Wales Library, Bangor (U.C.N.W.), no. 1642.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959