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DAVIES , MORRIS ( Meurig Ebrill ; 1780 - 1861 ), poet ;

b. at Dolgelley , he was apprenticed to a carpenter and eventually worked at his trade in some of the larger houses of the neighbourhood, e.g. Nannau , Hengwrt , Dolserau , and Caerynwch . When he was about 13 years of age he came to know Thomas Edwards ( Twm o'r Nant , 1739 - 1810 , q.v.) , who was then at Bala . He wrote numerous poems on a variety of subjects, many of them dealing with local occurrences; they include englynion and about a dozen carols. His first publication, Diliau Meirion , appeared in 1853 , followed next year by a second part; this latter has a preface by Griffith Griffiths ( Gutyn Ebrill ). His third published work, which appeared in 1855 , bears the title Hanes Teithiau a Helyntion Meurig Ebrill gyda ‘Diliau Meirion’ o Ddolgellau i Gaerlleon-Gawr, Birkenhead, Llynlleifiad, a Manceinion, a'i ddychweliad yn ol drwy siroedd a threfydd Gogledd Cymru yn 1854-55 . He d. 26 Sept. 1861 .


  • Articles in Y Dydd , 1868 .


Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 1959