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BREEZE (or BREES ), EVAN ( 1798 - 1855 ), poet .

Born at Dôl Hywel in the parish of Llangadfan, Mont. , a grandson of William Jones ( 1726 - 1795 ) , of that place, who in his day was well-known as a scholar . During the greater part of his life he was a schoolmaster . He was also a local preacher with the Wesleyans .

His bardic name was Ieuan Cadfan. He published two volumes of poems — mainly carols and poems on religious themes. One of these volumes was Yr Odlydd Cysurus, cyfaill i'r trallodus yn cynnwys amrywiol ddyriau, cofiant am amrai anwylion…carolau…emynau , etc., 1839 , published by H. Jones , Llanrwst . He d. at Llanerfyl on 3 April 1855 and was buried there.


  • Montgomeryshire Worthies (1894) ;
  • Cardiff Free Libraries: Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department (1898);
  • Parish register.


Elwyn Evans, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959