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DAVIES , WILLIAM ( 1874 - 1949 ), local historian ;

b. 6 Jun. 1874 , at Plas Corniog , Llanegryn, Mer. Invalided early in life he was for ten years confined to bed from about the age of 13. When his health improved he was apprenticed as a tailor in Barmouth and Llanegryn . In 1907 he was appointed clerk to Llanegryn parish council and rate collector . In 1921 he kept a hotel in Oswestry , but returned to Llanegryn in 1928 . He d. 19 Jun. 1949 .

He contributed much to Cymru , Yr Haul , Lleufer , Y Ford Gron , Heddiw , Y Dysgedydd , and Bathafarn . He also helped J. Bodfan Anwyl (see above) in the preparation of the fifth edition of Spurrell's dictionary . His chief work was Hanes plwyf Llanegryn , published in 1948 .


  • Personal knowledge.


Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001