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REES , DANIEL ( 1793 - 1857 ), cleric and hymnwriter ;

b. 8 Feb. 1793 at Felin Newydd , Llangeler, Carms. , son of Ebenezer Rees . He was educated at Castellhywel school and Jesus College , Oxford . He was curate of Goetre, Mon. , 1818-23 , and in 1823 was appointed perpetual curate of Aberystruth . He d. 13 June 1857 . At the request of the bishop of Llandaff he published Casgliad o Psalmau a Hymnau ( W. Rees , Llandovery ) in 1831 , and A Selection of Psalms and Hymns ( Llandovery ) in 1832 . Both books were very popular in the Established Church , for the 6th imp. of the Welsh book appeared in 1860 and the 7th imp. of the English book in 1858 . There are a few translations and original hymns by Rees himself in both books.


  • D. E. Jones , Hanes Plwyfi Llangeler a Phenboyr traethawd buddugol yn Eisteddfod Drefach-a-Felindre, Awst 18, 1897, gyda chwanegiadau (Llandysul, 1899) , 314;
  • Bradney , A History of Monmouthshire i, 422, 477;
  • Cardiff Free Libraries: Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department (1898) .


Reverend Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 1959