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ANWYL , EDWARD ( 1786 - 1857 ), Wesleyan minister .

Born 1786 (baptized 12 April ) at Tyn-y-llan , Llanegryn, Mer. He was educated at the old grammar school at Llanegryn , but left school, about 1798 , to work on the land. In 1806 he joined the Wesleyans (who had been preaching at Llanegryn from 1804 ); he began preaching in 1808 , and was ordained in the same year. From that date till his superannuation in 1854 , he served twenty-one successive circuits, and was chairman of his district for sixteen years continuously. He was regarded as one of the most courageous and successful ministers of his denomination. He d. at Holywell , 23 Jan. 1857 .


  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd (Dolgellau) , 1858 .


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959