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BROMLEY , HUMPHREY ( fl. 1796-1826 ), Unitarian preacher .

He was probably the first Unitarian preacher in North Wales . He was the son of Humphrey (a gardener ) and Jane Bromley , of Tre-brys , Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Denbs. , and was b. 17 May 1796 . Like his father, he was a gardener , but besides this he kept a school in a loft near Pont Maes Mochnant , having ‘at least 50 pupils.’ Originally an Anglican , he became a Unitarian preacher , supported financially by a local shopkeeper named Lloyd . In 1825 and 1826 he preached at the annual meetings of the South Wales Unitarian Association . He emigrated to the United States and d. there, at an unknown date.

Sources:

  • Monthly Repository , 1825 (425), 1826 (498);
  • information in a letter from the late Rev. O. Eilian Owen ;
  • Llanrhaeadr parish register .

Authors:

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

Dr Enid Pierce Roberts, M.A., D.Litt., Bangor

Published date: 1959