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ELLIS , ROBERT ( 1817 - 1893 ), musician ;

b. at Rhuddlan, Flints. When he was 17 years of age he went to Manchester , where afterwards he laboured to raise the standard of congregational singing among the Calvinistic Methodists . He composed in 1855 the hymn-tune ‘ Revel ,’ 8.7.3, which appeared in Llyfr Tonau Cynulleidfaol , 1859 ; a hymn-tune named ‘ Eliza ’ composed by him had been published in 1846 in Y Salmydd Cenedlaethol . He d. 27 July 1893 and was buried at Manchester .


  • Geiriadur Bywgraffiadol, yn cynnwys Byr-hanes y Cymry mwyaf adnabyddus fuont yn preswylio yn Manceinion (1896) .


Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn

Published date: 1959