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WATKIN , EVAN ( fl . circa 1801 — circa 1845 ), schoolmaster and writer ;

member of the Watkin family of Moelcerni , near Aberystwyth . He was a pupil at Ystradmeurig school , but does not appear to have proceeded to Oxford . In Jan. 1821 he was in London , seeking a post in a school; it is known that he taught at schools in Twickenham , London , Totteridge ( Hertfordshire ), Cheltenham , Aberystwyth , Worcester , Cheltenham ( Charlton ), Bath ( Belvedere ), and again at Cheltenham . He wrote (1) A new translation of Homer's Iliad, with notes, by Blank Blank, Esq. ( London , published by A. Robertson and Co. Printed by J. Cox , Aberystwyth , 1825 ); (2) A Key to the Greek Language ( London , A. Robertson and Co. ); (3) Greek Delectus for the Use of Schools ; (4) Greek Grammar . He relinquished teaching in 1840 and edited , for John Cox (q.v.) , Aberystwyth , The Demetian Mirror, or Aberystwith Reporter , of which twelve parts appeared.

Sources:

  • Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society , ii, 232, 270;
  • NLW MSS 3295-6.

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959