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WILLIAMS , THOMAS LLOYD ( 1830 - 1910 ), Welsh-American writer ;

b. 25 Nov. 1830 at Brongaled , Dyffryn Ardudwy, Mer. He came under the influence of the Rev. Richard Humphreys (q.v.) and the Rev. Edward Morgan (q.v.) . He served in a shop for a while before he emigrated to Racine , Wisconsin , U.S.A. , in 1850 ; there he opened a shop and worked in a woollen factory . He contributed to Y Drych and other journals. He published A brief history of the early Welsh settlers of Racine and of the first Welsh C.M. Church from its organisation in 1842 , 1891 , and Cymry Racine, Wisconsin; Nodweddion y Genedl Gymreig , 1904 . In 1856 he wrote an essay ‘ Cymwysterau Gwladwr Da yn y Talaethau Unedig .’ He d. 24 Nov. 1910 .

Sources:

  • Y Drych newyddiadur cenedlaethol Cymry America , 22 March 1856, 12 Aug. 1909, 9 Dec. 1910 .

Author:

Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 1959