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MOSES(-EVANS) , DAVID LEWIS ( 1822 - 1893 ; DWB , 672).

He was known colloquially as Dafydd Moses but about 1860 he added the surname Evans after researching his family history, and this was the surname used by the 5 or 6 youngest of his 9 children, 4 sons and 5 daughters. His dau. Mary was the step-mother of J. Lloyd Thomas , headmaster of Llanfyllin grammar school , and the mother of Dafydd Arafnah Thomas , a minister . See T.J. Morgan 's article on the eisteddfod poets of Cwmaman and the Swansea valley in J.W.B.S. , 9, 162-85, for his role as a teacher of poets in the area and the comments of Watcyn Wyn ( Watkin Hezekiah Williams , DWB , 1076) and Gwydderig . [See also Huw Walters , Canu'r pwll a'r pulpud , 94-103]. Gwydderig ( Richard Williams , 1842 - 1917 , DWB , 1066-7) bequeathed his manuscripts to T. Moy Evans , one of D.L. Moses-Evans 's sons, headmaster of St. David's College school Lampeter before becoming a solicitor in Ammanford : he edited a volume of stories, Hirnos Gaeaf . Another s., John M(oy) Evans , was a prominent solicitor in Swansea , a town council member and chairman of the library committee and of the Royal Institution . He was president of the South Wales Unitarian assembly and edited series of articles in the Cambrian Daily Leader . Other sons were D.L. Moses-Evans , a solicitor in Ystalyfera , and E. Tudor Moses-Evans , vicar of Monkton, Pembs. and canon of St. David's .


John Lloyd Thomas, (1889-1974), Pontardawe

Corrections and additions:

MOSES , DANIEL LEWIS ( 1822 - 1893 ; DWB , 672).

For Daniel read David and see MOSES-EVANS , DAVID LEWIS below.


Published date: 2001