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EDWARDS , DAVID ( 1660 - 1716 ), Independent minister .

He lived at Abermeurig , in the vale of Ayron , and was a landed proprietor in the parishes of Nantcwnlle and Llanddewi-brefi . He was a friend and neighbour of John Jones , farmer , of Llwyn-rhys (see the article Jones of Llwyn-rhys ), the leading Independent in central Cardiganshire . Edwards was a competent scholar and was ordained assistant minister to David Jones ( c. 1630 - 1704? ) (q.v.) , at Caeronnen , Cellan , and other churches in the circuit, namely Crug-y-maen , Llwyn-rhys , and Cilgwyn . He d. 29 Sept. 1716 , aged 56, and in his will left books to the ministers , Philip Pugh (q.v.) and Jenkin Jones ( 1695 - 1725 -see under Jones of Llwyn-rhys ), who were at the time his colleagues in the circuit. His grand-daughter Elinor m. Daniel Rowland of Llangeitho (q.v.) .

Sources:

  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , iv, 86;
  • West Wales Historical Records , 1910–29 , ii, 150-60;
  • Y Cofiadur , xiv, 13-14;
  • Manuscript (the property of the Presbyterian Board) published by Alexander Gordon under the title Freedom after Ejection. A Review (1690–1692) of Presbyterian and Congregational Nonconformity in England and Wales, 1917 , f. 94;
  • [ T. Morgan , Enwogion Cymreig (1700-1900) , 1907 ].

Author:

Rev. Thomas Eirug Davies, M.A., B.D. (1892-1951), Lampeter

Published date: 1959