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BULMER , JOHN ( 1784 - 1857 ), Independent minister .

Born Yorkshire ; educated at Rotherham under Dr. Edward Williams ; became in 1813 pastor of Albany Meeting , Haverfordwest , where he remained till 1840 . The rest of his life was spent in the ministry at Rugeley , Bristol , Newbury , and (after an interval) at Langmore and Ruxton near Ross . He died 26 Nov. 1857 .

While at Haverfordwest , Bulmer published some ten volumes of verse, sermons, and other religious matter. Among them may be noted The Vicar of Llandovery , 1821 , 1830 , an English version of the works of Rhys Prichard ; Memoirs of the Life of Howell Harris , 1824 ; and Memoirs of Benjamin Evans (one of his predecessors at Albany ), 1826 .

Sources:

  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , iii, 11;
  • Y Cymmrodor , xiii, 40;
  • Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society , i, 4, 116;
  • Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , i, 1, 9.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959