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Dafydd Jones o Gaeo

Gan Gomer Morgan Roberts, Gwasg Aberystwyth 1948

Indexed by Gareth Hicks Nov 2001

Introduction

Dafydd Jones  (1711-1777) was born at Cwmgogerddan, Caeo and died at Hafod, Llanwrda. He was a farmer and cattle drover. The latter occupation took him frequently to England, and it was probably this, rather than his early education, that fitted him to become one of the greatest translators into Welsh of the century.

He associated himself with the Independent church at Crug-y-bar, his hymns struck a more joyful note than those of Morgan Rhys. He translated the Psalms of Dr Isaac Watts, and also his Hymns ; his Salmau Dafydd appeared in 1753 and the hymns in 1775 titled Hymnau a Chaniadau Ysprydol. Apart from his unrivalled translations, he produced a considerable number of original hymns which were issued in parts bearing the title Difyrrwch i'r Pereinion, the first part appeared in 1763. Some of these hymns still hold their rank as the most popular in the language.

[Summarised from The History of Carmarthenshire by Sir John E Lloyd, 1939]


Contents

  • Rhagair
  • Trem Ar Ei Fywyd
  • Ei Gefndir Crefyddol
  • Ei Gefndir Llenyddol
  • Cyfieithydd Isaac watts
  • Cyfieithydd Isaac Watts [parhad]
  • Yr Emynydd
  • Ei Ganeuon
  • Atodiad ; Llyfryddiaeth
  • Nodiadau
  • Mynegai


Photographs

  • Yr Hafod Dafolog (Cartref Dafydd Jones), 16
  • Cwm Gogerddan, 16
  • Capel Crug Y Bar, 24
  • Isaac Watts DD, 39
  • Difyrrwch I'r Pererinjon, 1763, 68


Names

---, Dafydd Gorlech, 32 ---, Ieuan Deulwyn, 32
---, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Bwlchtinbyd, 32 ---, Rowland Fychan, 33
---, Wilym Lleyn, 82 Abney, Thomas [Syr], 40
Addison, ---, 52 Baddy, Thomas [Rev], Dinbich, 34
Blake, Lynghesydd, 40 Bloome, Milbourne [Rev], Abergwili/Pant Teg/Pentre Ty-gwyn, 1766, 46, 47
Cennick, John, Methodist, 71 Charles, Thomas, Bala, 1806, 61, 62
Dafydd, John a Morgan, Bedw Gleision/Caeo, 1747?, 36, 38 Daniel, John, Caerfyrddin, 1779, 82
Daniel, Thomas, Carmarthen, 1766, 46 David, Gwenllian, Llanfynydd, 23
David, John, Llansawel, 36 Davies, Evan, Rochford, 1761, 16, 59
Davies, Evan, Ty'r clai, 31 Davies, J H, 82
Davies, John deceased[Rev], Trelech, 1766, 46, 47 Davies, Morris, Bangor?, 1871, 51, 61, 62, 65, 73
Davies, Owen [Rev], Crofft-y-cyff/Trelech, 58 Davies, Richard [Rev], Llansadwrn, 1747?, 36
Davies, Thomas [Rev], Llan-y-bri, 16, 59 Davies, Thomas [Rev], Llan y bri/ Crugybar, 1766, 46, 47
Davies, Timothy [Rev], Cae'r Onnen, 1766, 46, 47, 58, 59 Davies, William [Rev], Llanymddyfri, 17
Davies, William Lloyd[Syr], Llyfrgell Genedlaethol, Rhagair Doddridge, Philip Dr, 64
Eddowes, J, Mwythig, 1783, 49 Efan, Rhys, printer, 43
Emwnt, Dafydd Sion, Crug-y-bar, 25 Evans, David [Rev], Eglwys y Graig/Castell Newydd Emlyn, 1766, 46, 47
Evans, E , Aberhonddu, 81 Evans, Evan, 1766, 46
Evans, John, Caerfyrddin, 1802, 49 Evans, John, surveyor of HM custom on salt, 1766, 46
Evans, Samuel, Llanycrwys, 1766, 46 Evans, Samuel [Rev], Aberduar/Llanwenog/England, 1766, 46, 47
Evans, William, Caerfyrddin, 22 Evans, William [Rev], Cwmllynfell/Llangywk, 1766, 46, 47
Francis, Abel [Rev?], 35 Francis, Enoch [Rev?], Castell Newydd Emlyn, 35, 81
Francis, Enoch [Rev], Baptists, 1739, 22, 23 Griffiths, Ann, 73
Griffiths, David [Rev], Vaenor, 1766, 46 Griffiths, John [Rev], Glan-dw'r, 46
Griffiths, John [Rev], Caernarfon, 48 Griffiths, Morris [Rev], Llangybi/Arfon/Trefgarn/Rhosycaerau/Pembrokeshire, 1766, 46
Griffiths,---Mrs, Llanyrafon-ddu, 31 Gronow, Daniel [Rev], Mynydd bach/Abertawe/ Ciliau, 1766, 46, 47, 58, 59
Harries, John [Rev], Cilgannwr/Crug-y-bar, 1724, 23, 24 Harris, Howel, Methodists, 1740, 23, 24, 25, 35, 36
Harris, Morgan, Brynarau Duon, 22 Harry, Miles [Rev], Pen-y-garn/Mynwy, 47
Hughes, John, Aberhonddu, b 1776, 55, 56 Hughes, John, Pontrobert, 62
Humphreys, Benjamin, Felin-foel, 37 Ifan, Sarah, Crug-y-bar, 25
Jenkins, D E, 59 Job, J T, 74
John, Daniel, Tregaron, 11, 88 Jones, Ann, Dafydd's first wife, Abercarfan/Llanddewi Brefi, d 1748, 15, 16
Jones, D, Llanwrda, 63 Jones, Dafydd, Blaenos/Ban yr Eidion Du/Llanymddyfri, 1799, 15
Jones, David, Maes, 22 Jones, David [Rev?], Llanpumpsaint, 35
Jones, Edmwnd [Rev], Henllan Amgoed/Pont-y-pwl, 46, 65 Jones, Elizabeth/Neli/Pegi/Mary/Jemima/Ruhamah/Thobi, Dafydd's children, 16, 17
Jones, Evan, Ty'n-pant, 82 Jones, Evan [Rev], Lledrod, 25
Jones, Griffith, Llanddowror, 35 Jones, Griffith [Rev?], Llanddewi, 35
Jones, J, Llundain, 1826, 62 Jones, John, Caeo, c 1747?, 36, 38
Jones, Lewis [Rev?], 35 Jones, Maria, g/dau of Dafydd, 17
Jones, Nansi, Crug-y-Bar, 19, 25 Jones, Samuel, Dafydd's bro, d 1784, 11, 19
Jones, T [Rev], Capel Als/Llanelli, 17 Jones, William, Pontargothy, 31
Jones-Humphreys, T, 1903, 55 Kilsby Jones, Rhagair + various quotes
Lewis, David [Rev/Vicar], Llangatwg, 35 Lewis, George, Llanuwchllyn, 1807, 62
Lewis, Leyson[Vicar], Caeo , 11 Lewys, Dafydd [Rev], Henllan Amgoed, 34
Lloyd, David deceased [Rev], Brynberian/Pembrokeshire, 1766, 46, 47, 58 Lloyd, John [Rev?], 35
Llwyd, Dafydd, Brynllefrith, 76 Llwyd, Morgan, Gwynedd?, 1738, 33
Llwyd, William [Rev], Henllan Caeo, 1759, 25, 31 Manning, Bernard L, 40, 65
Morgan, John, Cynwyl Caeo, 1744, 35, 36 Owen, Dyfnallt [Rev], 22
Owen, James [Rev], 34 Owen, Robert (Eryron Gwyllt Walia), Llundain, 62
Owens, David [Rev?], 35 Parry, Tom Mr, 76
Perkins, ---[Rev], Llanbedr Pont Steffan, 26 Philips, Henry [Rev], Trelech/Pontypool, 1766, 46, 47
Phillips, Lewis [Rev], 35 Philps, Lewis [Rev], ---, 1766, 46
Pike, Samuel, 81 Popkin, John, Abertawe, 81
Powel, John [Rev?], 35 Powel, John [Rev], Henllan, 1766, 46
Price, Isaac [Rev], Troedrhiw Dalar, 21 Price, Isaac [Rev], Llanwrtyd, 1754, 21, 24, 26, 46, 66
Price, ---Miss, Dafydd's 2nd wife, Hafod Dafolog/Llanwrda, 1763, 16 Prys, Edmwnd, 33, 49, 50, 51
Pugh, John, 1766, 46 Pugh, Philip [Rev], Llwynpiod/Cilgwyn, 43
Rees, George, 1766, 46 Rees, John, shopkeeper, New Inn, 1766, 46
Rees, Josiah, Gelli Onnen, 49 Rees, Lewis, Mynydd-bach, 66
Rees, Thomas Dr, Rhagair + various quotes Rhydderch, Wiliam Ifan, Crug-y-bar, 25
Rhys, Morgan, Efail-fach/Cilycwm, 1716, 37, 38, 73 Richard, Edward, Ystrad Meurig, 33
Richard, John, Llansamlet, 36 Ross, I, Heol-Awst/Caerfyrddin, 63, 64
Rowland, Daniel [Rev], 1772, 31, 35, 53, 71 Sandeman, Robert, Alban, 80
Saunderson, R , Bala, 1807?, 62 Shankland, Thomas, 55, 80
Thomas, David, Panteu/Caerfyrddin, 1730?, 34 Thomas, David (Dafydd Ddu Eryri), Waun-fawr, 61
Thomas, David [Rev], Rhydwilim, 1766, 46, 47 Thomas, Evan, 1730?, 34
Thomas, Harri, Llanfynydd, 23 Thomas, Jenkin, Dre-wen, 81
Thomas, John, Rhaeadr Gwy, 18, 27, 37, 38, 73 Thomas, John, Drefach, 1766, 46
Thomas, Josua, Caeo, 22 Thomas, Nicolas, printer, Caerfyrddin, 1740, 35
Thomas, Rys, c 1764, 44 Thomas, Thomas Morgan and sons Joshua, Timothy, Zechariah, Esgair Ithri/Caeo, 37, 38
Tomas, Evan [Ieuan Bardd Du], 48 Watts, Isaac, Rhagair, 1674-1748, 33, 39, 40, 41, 49, 51, 52, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64
Wiliam, Dafydd, Llandeilo Fach, 73 Williams, Dafydd, Llanwtryd, 21
Williams, David, grandson of Dafydd,, Blaenmarlais, 17 Williams, David [Rev], Bwlch-y-rhiw, 1728, 22
Williams, Griffith John Mr, 73, 76 Williams, James, 36
Williams, John, Llwyn-y-berllan, 31 Williams, Peter [Rev], ---, 1759, 25, 49, 50
Williams, Stephen, MA, Rhagair Williams, Thomas [Rev], Capel Isaac, 59
Williams Pantycelyn, 1747, 21, 24, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 68, 73, 82

Places

Abercarfan, 15, 89 Abergorlech, 23
Abergorlech, 23 Abney Park, 40
Bunhill Fields, 41 Bwlch-y-rhiw, 22, 23, 81
Caeo, 24, 25 Capel Isaac/Mynydd bach, 22
Castell Nedd, 36 Cil-y-cwm, 24
Col,Y/Myddfai, 38 Creunant, 36
Croftycyff, 22, 23 Crug y Bar chapel, 11, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30
Cwm Gogerddan Uchaf/Isaf/Caeo, 11 Cynwyl Caeo, 22
Dulias river, 18 Gelynnos/Llanwrtyd, 21
Glanyrafon-ddu ganol, 36 Hafod, 36
Hafod Dafolog, 18 Llanbedr Pont Steffan, 26
Llanddeusant, 36 Llanfair-ar-y-bryn, 24
Llangeitho, 25 Llansawel, 11
Llansawel, 22, 24 Llanwrda, 18
Llanwrtyd, 25 Llanycrwys, 22
Llanymddyfri, 38 Mynydd Bach/Capel Isaac, 22, 23
Mynydd Llansadwrn, 11 Nant Cilgwyn, 11
Pencarreg, 22 Pewnffordd, ffair, 21
Pont yr Hafod, 18 Talyllychau, 22
Troedrhiw Dalar chapel/Llanfair ym Muallt, 21 Ty-hen/Caeo, 37