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REES , JAMES ( 1803 - 1880 ), printer and publisher ;

b. at Carmarthen , 1803 . After spending some years in London , he moved to Caernarvon about 1831 , where he was employed as foreman with William Potter and Co. After Potter retired, Rees succeeded him about the year 1840 . In addition to publishing the Caernarvon and Denbigh Herald , he started the Herald Cymraeg in 1854 as a penny newspaper (with James Evans as its editor ) and was responsible for both newspapers until 1871 , when they were taken over by John Evans , Caellenor , Caernarvon . An alderman and mayor on more than one occasion, he also acted as high bailiff of the County Court at Caernarvon . In politics he was a staunch Liberal . He d. 21 June 1880 at Castle Street , Caernarvon .

Sources:

  • Y Traethodydd , 1901 , 278;
  • Seren Cymru , July 1880 ;
  • Baner ac Amserau Cymru , 26 June 1880 ;
  • Y Goleuad , 26 June 1880 ;
  • Yr Herald Cymraeg (a'r Genedl) , 23 June 1880.

Author:

Dr Moelwyn Idwal Williams, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959