It was the Rev. J. Dyfnallt Owen (see below) whilst a minister in Trawsfynydd between 1898-1901 , who first encouraged him to take an interest in the history of his native district . He was to spend the remainder of his life conscientiously collecting material and researching into the subject. He wrote occasionally to Welsh newspapers like Y Cymro , Y Dydd , Y Rhedegydd , Y Seren , Yr Herald Cymraeg a'r Genedl , etc. He was regarded as the authority on the history of Trawsfynydd and vicinity. All his MSS., in accordance with his wishes, are lodged in the National Library of Wales — N.L.W. 17,843 — 932 (there is a selection of them on microfilm in the Merioneth Record Office ). Morris Davies (or ‘ Moi Plas ’ as he was known locally), was a cultured, likeable and humorous person.
He was twice m.: (1) in 1919 to Kate Lewis , Cwm Cynfal , Ffestiniog (d. 1929 ), and four daughters were born to them; (2) in 1931 to Lizzie Jones , Tanygrisiau (d. 1968 ). He d. in Blaenau Ffestiniog , 16 Apr. 1961 , and was buried in Salem cemetery , Trawsfynydd .
Arwyn Lloyd Hughes, Llandaf
Published date: 2001