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RHYS , IFAN THOMAS ( fl. mid-18th cent. ), poet ;

b. at Llwyndafydd , in the parish of Llandysilio, Cards. , son of Thomas Rees James . Moving from Llwyndafydd he settled at Llanarth in the same county, and became a shoemaker . He composed an elegy on the death of Jenkin Jones ( 1700? - 1742 ) (q.v.) , of Llwyn-rhydowen . This was published in Hymnau … o waith y Diweddar Barchedig Mr. Jenkin Jones , 1768 . His poem, called Y Maen Tramguydd , was published (in a 2nd ed.), in 1799 , and a collection of his work was issued by W. H. Griffiths in 1842 in Diliau'r Awen .

Sources:

  • Griffith Jones , Enwogion Sir Aberteifi , 1868 ;
  • D. J. Davies , Hanes, Hynafiaethau, ac Achyddiaeth Llanarth, Henfynyw, Llanllwchaiarn, a Llandyssilio-gogo , 1875 ;
  • Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru , ii, 473-4;
  • Notable Welshmen (1700–1900) , 1908 ;
  • memoir in Diliau'r Awen, sef, Crynodeb o Waith Awenyddol…Evan Thomas Rhys…ac eraill , 1842 ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852 ;
  • Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig, 1651–1850 . [1893?] ;
  • The Letters of Lewis, Richard, William, and John Morris, of Anglesey, (Morrisiaid Môn) 1728-1765 , 1907–9 , ii, 392.

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959