He produced over thirty publications, mostly school textbooks and editions of the English classics, some of which were widely used. He was greatly interested in aspects of Welsh history , on which he wrote numerous papers , notably ‘ A Welsh Education Commission (1846) , Cymm. , 1913 ; ‘ The Quakers in Pemrokeshire ’, W. Wales Hist. Records , 1923 and 1927 ; ‘ The Descent of the French on Pembrokeshire ’, Ibid. , 1929 , (amplified and published separately in 1930 ); ‘ A Sequel to the French Invasion of Pembrokeshire , Cymm. , 1932 . He wrote many notes on matters of local historical interest in the Pembrokeshire weekly newspapers. In 1919 the University of Wales conferred on him the honorary degree of M.A.
He m. in 1876 Mary Wiedhofft of London (d. 1925 ), and they had five children. He d. on 14 Dec. 1944 at Lampeter Velfrey in Pembrokeshire .
Emeritus Professor David Williams, D.Litt., (1900-78), Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001