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CARTER , HUGH ( 1784 - 1855 ), Welsh Wesleyan Methodist minister .

Born 15 June 1784 . He began to preach in 1802 , entered the ministry in 1805 , and ‘travelled’ in Wales until 1816 , when he was transferred to the English work. He became a supernumerary in 1854 and d. at Northwich , 8 Sept. 1855 .

He was the first Welsh missionary to be stationed in Manchester ; he was largely instrumental in erecting the first Welsh Wesleyan Methodist chapel in London ; and his letters in Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd , 1829 , are valuable sources for the early history of the denomination, for the first Wesleyan Methodist society at Denbigh met in the house of his father, Henry Carter .

Sources:

  • A. H. Williams , Welsh Wesleyan Methodism, 1800-1858 its origins, growth and secessions , 1935 ;
  • Hugh Jones , Hanes Wesleyaeth Gymreig , 1911–3 , i, 341-2;
  • The Minutes of the Annual Conference Methodist Church , xiii, 194;
  • Thomas Morgan , Enwogion Cymreig (1700-1900) , 1907.

Author:

Albert Hughes Williams, M.A., (1907-96), Cardiff

Published date: 1959