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JONES , DAVID (‘ Dewi Wyllt ’; 1836 - 1878? ), musician ;

b. in 1836 at Mallwyd, Mer. His father was a weaver who gave him a good education. ‘ Dewi Wylltplayed the organ in Mallwyd church and at the age of 23 published a collection of 142 tunes under the title Udgorn Seion , which included works by Ambrose Lloyd , Owain Alaw and Eos Llechid ( DWB , 584-5, 713-4, 146). The family moved from Mallwyd to Caernarfon c. 1859 . He was apprenticed as a medical practitioner to Dr. Jones , one of the doctors in the town, and he assisted a doctor at Ruthin before proceeding to Glasgow as a student. After passing his examination he established himself as a medical practitioner in Mold , where he lived until he d. c. 1878 .


  • Y Cerddor , July and Aug. 1893 .


Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn

Published date: 2001