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date: 20 October 2019

Williams, Robert [pseud. Robert ap Gwilym Ddu]locked

  • J. E. Lloyd
  • , revised by D. Ben Rees


Williams, Robert [pseud. Robert ap Gwilym Ddu] (1766–1850), poet and hymn writer, only child of William Williams and Jane Parry, was born at Betws Fawr, a farm in the parish of Llanystumdwy, Caernarvonshire on 6 December 1766. He had some education locally but his mentors were the local poets of the area. His father was a substantial farmer and freeholder, and ...

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J. E. Lloyd & others, eds., (1959) [Eng. trans. of Y bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940, 2nd edn (1954)]; R. T. Jenkins, E. D. Jones, & B. F. Roberts, eds., (2001) [with suppl. to 1940]