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Although he became a man of wealth, he remained in close touch with the working classes, presiding and conducting and sometimes adjudicating at their eisteddfodau . Fond of composing Welsh poetry himself, he became a popular figure in the literary world of Wales , universally esteemed by all classes. He spent considerable sums of money in helping on the movement to establish the national eisteddfod alternately in North and South Wales , attending meetings at his own expense in both districts ( D. M. Richards , Rhestr Eisteddfodau , xxv-xxvii).
He was married in S. John's parish church , Aberdare , 3 Aug. 1837 , to Ann Morgan , a sister of William Morgan ( 1819 - 1878 , q.v.) and their early home at Ynyscynon , Aberdare , was the resort of poets and literary writers. Here their son, judge Gwilym Williams (q.v.) , was born.
Alaw Goch d. at Bridgend , 28 Feb. 1863 , and was buried in the Aberdare cemetery.
Watkin William Price, M.A., (1873-1967), Aberdare
Published date: 1959