March 30, 1807, Hen­llan, Wales.

Y Groes bur­i­al ground, near Den­bigh, Wales.

John was the son of Aar­on and Jane Ro­berts. He is oft­en con­fused with an­oth­er Welsh mu­si­cian of the same name, John Ro­berts (1822–1877).

Some of Roberts’ hymn tunes were published in Peroriaeth Hyfryd, by John Parry of Chester, 1837. Others appeared in Roberts’ Caniadau y Cyssegr (Hymns of the Sanctuary) (Denbigh, Wales: 1839), and still others in a posthumous Memoriam, published by his sons.

  1. St. De­nio