Thomas, William [pseud. Islwyn]
- E. G. Millward
Thomas, William [pseud. Islwyn] (1832–1878), Welsh-language poet, was born on 3 April 1832 at Tŷ'r Agent, near Ynys-ddu, in the parish of Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, the ninth child and youngest son of Morgan Thomas (1776–1857) and his wife, Mary (1789–1866). His home language was English, and he enjoyed a comfortable upbringing. His father intended that he should become a surveyor, sending him to private schools and, finally, to ...