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EDWARDS , EDWARD ( 1741 - 1820 ), cleric and antiquary ,

son of Samuel Edwards of Mold . He matriculated from All Souls , Oxford , in Oct. 1758 , ‘aged 17,’ and graduated in 1762 Foster gives no indication of the M.A. which is given him in other works of reference. Even before graduating he had been licensed ( 21 Dec. 1760 ) curate at Wrexham , and in 1777 he became also vicar of Cilcain, Flints. From 1782 till his death he was vicar of Llanarmon-yn-Iâl — retaining, however, his curacy at Wrexham , where he had m. a widow who lived there. In 1801 he brought out an enlarged (two-volume) edition of Browne Willis 's Survey of … St. Asaph . He d. 7 Aug. 1820 .

Sources:

  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Thomas , A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , ii, 85, 371.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959