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EVANS , BENJAMIN ( 1816 - 1886 ), Baptist minister and author ;

b. at Dre-fach, Carms. , 2 Nov. 1816 , but his parents removed to Tredegar . He was at Pontypool Baptist College ( 1839-42 ), and afterwards ministered at Hirwaun ( 1842-57 ), at Aberdare ( 1857-61 ), and at Neath ( 1861-86 ). He wrote much in periodicals , and from 1860 till 1869 was joint editor of the Baptist monthly Y Gwyliedydd . He d. 4 Nov. 1886 .

Sources:

  • Y Gwyddoniadur Cymreig , 1889-96 (2nd ed.), x, 574;
  • T. M. Jones , Llenyddiaeth fy Ngwlad , 1893 , 105.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959