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.

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