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Pedrog , who took his bardic name from his native parish, Llanbedrog , was at an early age in the front rank of Welsh poets. His eisteddfodic record is probably unequalled. At the Portmadoc eisteddfod , 1887 , he first came to notice by winning the chair for his awdl . In 1889 , he won the gold medal at Utica eisteddfod and he took the premier honour at the national eisteddfod at Swansea in 1891 , Llanelly 1895 , and Liverpool 1900 . For many years he was one of the chief adjudicators at the national eisteddfod . He was a prolific contributor to the Welsh press and had acted as poetry editor of the Cymro , Cronicl , Celt , and Tyst . Over a long period, up to the time of his death, he had regularly contributed a series of weekly articles to the Brython . He was archdruid from 1928 to 1932 . In 1917 the University of Wales , conferred on him the honorary degree of M.A He received two national testimonials , once in 1917 , when he received £500, and again in 1930 the Cymmrodorion Society collected £750 for him. His wife, Rose Ellen Williams , d. 21 June 1916 . Two sons and three daughters were born to them. He d. 9 July 1932 .
Idwal Lewis, Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959