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CRADOCK , RICHARD ( fl. 1660-90 ), Nonconformist preacher, of the Independent persuasion .

He was reported by the Llandaff authorities in 1669 as teacher at the Newton Nottage conventicle in company with the Baptist Lewis Thomas , which seems to show Baptists and Independents arriving at a concordat under the stress of persecution; in 1672 he did not take out a licence to preach under the Declaration of Indulgence , but Watkin Cradock did so at his own house in Nottage , this Cradock , presumably, being son or brother to Richard . He had been teaching elder in the Cilfwnwr congregation (later Tirdoncyn ) since March 1666 ; this is supported by the report of the Glamorgan churches sent by Henry Maurice to Broadmead in 1675 , and by the entry in the Tirdoncyn register recording Cradock 's death on 6 July 1690 .


  • Lambeth MS 639 (187b);
  • Broadmead Records (1847, 1865) (ed. Underhill ), addenda B, 514;
  • The Carmarthen Antiquary , xv, 51.


Thomas Richards, D.Litt., (1878-1962), Bangor

Published date: 1959