Dictionary of Welsh Biography


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EVANS , EVAN ( 1758 - 1828 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

b. in 1758 , he lived at Y Ffos , Llanwrtyd , Brecknock . His parents were Baptists , but he joined the Methodists in 1775 and was baptized at Llangeitho by Daniel Rowland . He began to preach in 1778 , but was never in the front rank of preachers . He was the means of getting land on which to build many chapels in Brecknock . He was selected by his county to be ordained, as representing it, at the first Methodist ordination service at Llandilo , 1811 . He d. 22 Aug. 1828 and was buried at Llanwrtyd .

Sources:

  • Methodistiaeth Cymru , 1851–6 , iii, 332;
  • J. Evans , Biographical Dictionary of Ministers and Preachers of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Body…to the close of the year 1850 , 1907 , 70;
  • J.M. Jones , Ordeiniad 1811 ymysg y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1911 , 150.

Author:

Rev. Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 1959