Elis Wyn became well known as a poet and a literary adjudicator ; he also edited Yr Haul from 1885 until 1895 . He won prizes for poems at eisteddfodau held at Rhuddlan 1850 , Ffestiniog 1854 , Llanelly 1856 , Ruthin 1857 , Rhymney 1859 , Caernarvon 1877 , Llangurig 1882 , but lost to his old schoolmaster , Eben Fardd , on the subject of the ‘ Battle of Bosworth Field ’ at the Llangollen eisteddfod of 1858 . He adjudicated at the national eisteddfod from c. 1874 onwards. He published Hanes y Cymry , 1853 ; Awdl y Sabboth , c. 1856 ; Awdl Maes Bosworth , 1858 ; Awdl Farwnad Ab Ithel , c. 1878 ; Buddugoliaeth y Groes , 1880 ; Wreck of the London , 1865 ; Massacre of the Monks of Bangor Iscoed , 1876 ; Ordination Sermon , 1893 , etc. He translated bishop How 's commentary on the Four Gospels into Welsh and was responsible for two editions of Hymnau yr Eglwys .
He m., 26 Dec. 1854 , at Llanbeblig , Esther May Roberts , schoolmistress at Llwyn-y-gell , Ffestiniog. Besides a daughter, he and his wife had three sons who entered the Church.
Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959