In 1837 he m. Elizabeth Hughes , daughter of David Hughes , Llangollen . He obtained employment under the railway company in the Huddersfield district and was later promoted stationmaster , serving for three years in that capacity at Oldham and sixteen at Stalybridge . It was during his stay at Stalybridge that he became one of the chief members of the Cymreigyddion society at Manchester . It was during this period also that he became friendly with Ceiriog — see Saunders Lewis , Ceiriog ( 1929 ), 21-31.
About 1860 he resigned and settled at Llandudno in order to become secretary of the National Eisteddfod Association — the Association's first paid secretary — a position he had to relinquish five years later (two years according to one source) for reasons of health. Although he has only one publication to his credit, namely a book entitled Y Barddoniadur , published in 1855 , he wrote a large number of articles to periodicals and to the press. A keen eisteddfodwr , he competed in many of the chief eisteddfodau of his day, and was often in demand as an adjudicator .
He d. at Llandudno 26 Aug. 1869 , and was buried in Glanwydden cemetery.
Margaret Beatrice Davies, M.B.E., Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959