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ANWYL , LEWIS ( 1705? - 1776 ), cleric and author .

Born at Llandecwyn, Mer. , son of William Anwyl , rector of Llanfrothen ( 1709-13 ) and of Ffestiniog and Maentwrog ( 1713-29 ). In 1723 he became a member of All Souls College , Oxford , and graduated in 1726 . He was appointed curate-in-charge of Ysbyty Ifan in 1740 , moving to the living of Abergele in 1742 . He published at least four works: ( a ) Y Nefawl Ganllaw, Neu'r Union Ffordd i Fynwes Abraham … Argraphwyd yn y Mwythig, gan R. Lathrop, Tros Dafydd Jones , 1740 ; ( b ) Myfyrdodau Wythnosawl …; ( c ) Cyngor yr Athraw i Rieni … ; ( b ) and ( c ) are bound with ( a ); ( d ) Cristianowgrwydd Catholig, neu Draethawd bŷrr tuagat Leihau gwrth ddadlau Ymhlith Cristianogion … yn enwedig ymhlith y plwyfolion hynny, lle y mae'r Methodistiaid neu Hoffwyr Crefydd y Goleuni newydd yn cael cynhwysiad … Wedi ei gyfieithu o'r ail Argraphiad .

The National Library of Wales has the MSS. of three other translations by Lewis Anwyl : ( e ) ‘ Addysg y Cristion … Gwedi eu cyfieithu or Saesoneg gan Lewis Anwyl, Vicar Abergele ’; it has a preface dated 26 Aug. 1766 and includes proposals for printing and publishing this work by subscription; ( f ) ‘ Traethawd Ystoriawl o'r Holl Fibl … ’ The preface is dated Abergele , 15 April 1767 ; it is a translation of J. Hammond 's Historical Narrative of the Whole Bible ; and ( g ) a translation of John Mabletoft 's preface to his book entitled The Principles and the Duties of the Christian Religion ( 1710 ). He d. at Abergele and was buried in the parish church 27 Feb. 1776 .

Sources:

  • NLW MSS 4573-5;
  • The National Library of Wales Journal , iv, 96;
  • G. J. Williams , Llythyrau at Ddafydd Jones o Drefriw . National Library of Wales Journal, Appendix, vol. 3. no. 2., 1943 , 43;
  • Thomas , A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959