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He composed poems to the aristocracy of the surrounding countryside, in the old Welsh tradition, and also more popular verse such as carols for Christmastide. Selections from his works were published in Carolau a Dyriau Duwiol , 1696 , in Blodeu Gerdd Cymry , 1759 and in Gwaith Owen Gruffydd , ed. by O. M. Edwards , 1904 . A considerable amount of his work is to be found in manuscript in the British Museum and the National Library of Wales . In his old age he was afflicted with blindness and his verse was written down by his friends from his dictation.
He was buried at Llanystumdwy 6 Dec. 1730 . William Elias composed an elegy upon him.
Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959