He was a gifted and popular preacher and in 1934 published Gwerslyfr ar Efengyl Marc . In addition to his considerable contribution to the religious life in Wales , Daniel Williams was well known as a writer and a historian of standing. He published five children's books, Cario'r post a storïau eraill ( 1932 ), Dyrnaid o yd ( 1924 ), Llwyn y brain ( 1930 ), Pant y gloch ( 1932 ), and Plant y pentre ( 1925 ); he regularly contributed to antiquarian journals . He was a keen eisteddfod supporter and in 1927 won a chair for a poem at the Whitsun eisteddfod in Penybont-fawr, Monts. He also won the first prize on the principal essay , ‘ Teithi meddwl Ann Griffiths ’ at the 1932 Powys Regional Eisteddfod . He had considerable literary success at the National Eisteddfod and between 1939-47 won seven prizes for essays or articles on a wide variety of subjects. In 1952 he was invited to deliver the annual lecture at the Methodist Assembly held in Llandeilo .
In 1909 he m. Annie Bartley Griffith , granddaughter of the Archdruid ‘ Clwydfardd ’ ( David Griffith , 1800 - 1894 ) , at Ebenezer chapel , Llandudno and they had three sons and a daughter. He d. 17 Mar. 1968 at his home, Bronygarth , Wynn Avenue , Old Colwyn , and following a private service at Bethesda Chapel , Old Colwyn , his remains were cremated at Colwyn Bay Crematorium .
Richard E. Huws, MLib FLA, Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001