John Davies m., in 1890 , Margaret , daughter of John Thomas , Glantroiddyn , Caeo, Carms. , and had one son and one daughter. He was a member of the Anglican Church . He d. at Aberystwyth , 23 June 1939 , and was buried in Aberystwyth cemetery.
He was the author of Rhestr o Lyfrau Argraffedig yng Nghaerfyrddin gan John Ross rhwng y blynyddoedd 1763 a 1807 ( Caerfyrddin , 1916 ). In collaboration with Mrs. Lucy E. Lloyd Theakston he compiled and edited Some Pedigrees of the Lloyds of Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach Wen, Llan Llyr, and Waun Ifor ( Oxford , 1912 ). He also arranged for publication the contents of Rhestr Eisteddfodau hyd y Flwyddyn 1901 gyda nodiadau ar amryw ohonynt ( Llandyssul , 1914 ), material which D. M. Richards of Aberdare had accumulated over many years but had been unable to arrange and publish before his death in 1913 . In 1927 he issued a reprint (fifty copies, printed at Aberystwyth by John Jones ) of Myfyrdod ar Einioes ac Angeu ( Caerfyrddin , 1798 ), the translation by David Davis , Castell Hywel , of Gray 's Elegy .
A number of his manuscripts are preserved in the National Library . They include an authorindex to Cymru (O.M.E.) ( N.L.W. MS. 6042 ); an essay (successful at the National Eisteddfod, Aberystwyth , 1916 ) on ‘ Llenorion Sir Aberteifi: braslun o'u hanes a rhestr gyflawn o'u gweithiau cyhoeddedig rhwng 1600 a 1900 ’ ( N.L.W. MS. 8705 ); essays entitled ‘ Ymchwiliad Hynafiaethol a Thraddodiadol am Ellen Wyn o Ddyffrynllynod ynghyd a Theuly y Wyniaid Plwyf Llandyssul ,’ 1900 , and ‘ Hen Feirdd Plwyf Llandyssul ,’ 1906 ( N.L.W. MS. 8710 ); ‘ Casgliad o Enwau Lleoedd yn y Gymydogaeth [Llandysul] ynghyd a'u hystyron ,’ 1908 ( N.L.W. MS. 8710 ); transcripts of the parish registers of Lampeter , Cellan , Llanddewi-brefi , and Llanddewi Abergwesin ( N.L.W. MSS. 704-7 ); a collection of pseudonyms not included in the appendix to Cardiff Free Libraries: Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department , 1898 ( N.L.W. MS. 8714 ); and numerous pedigrees and genealogical notes.
Gildas Tibbott M.A., (1900-79), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959