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JONES , HUGH (‘ Gwyndaf Ieuanc ’; fl. 1812 ), poet ,

reputedly b. at Pen-y-groes , a smallholding in the parish of Llanwnda, Caerns. He was a carpenter by trade, and a Calvinistic Methodist . He took an interest in poetry and mastered the strict metres. Unfortunately only a few of his works are extant. His awdl , ‘ Arwyrain Amaethyddiaeth ’, in praise of agriculture which was composed for Tremadog eisteddfod in 1812 , was published in Cell Callestr . Some of his compositions also appeared in the Welsh monthly periodicals. He is said to have moved towards the end of his life to live at Nantlle and d. there. It is not known whether he was buried there or at Llanwnda .

Sources:

  • W. Edwards (‘Wil Ysgeifiog’)’, Cell Callestr, neu gasgliad o ganiadau sef awdlau, cywyddau, englynion, carolau a cherddi ar amrywiol destynau , Trefriw, 1815 , 36;
  • J. Jones (‘Myrddin Fardd’) , Enwogion Sir Gaernarfon , 1922 .

Author:

Miss Ray Looker, (Mrs Ray Morgan), Cardiff / Rhymni

Published date: 2001