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THOMAS , NATHANIEL (b. 1730 ), editor ;

son of John Thomas of Glamorgan . He matriculated from Jesus College , Oxford , 11 April 1747 , at the age of 16, under the name Nathan Thomas . Foster ( Alumni Oxon. ) does not say whether he graduated, but Welsh biographers give him the degree of B.A. He became the editor and proprietor of the St. James's Chronicle , London . He also edited an abridgement of Ainsworth 's Latin dictionary in 1758 , and corrected another edition of the same work in 1761 . In 1768 he published an edition of Eutropius with translation and notes.


  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present (1908) ;
  • Y Brython ( 1862 );
  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol (1875) ;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru (1870) ;
  • British Museum. Catalogue of Printed Books (1882) .


John James Jones, M.A., (1892-1957), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959