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EVAN(S) , JAMES ( Carneinion ; 1814 - 1842 ), Trefgarn, Pembs. , Congregationalist lay preacher, and author

of Y Cristion Dyddorgar; neu, Lawlyfr i Broffeswyr Crefydd ( Llanelly , 1839 ); b. at Tre-aser-fach in the parish of Brawdy, Pembs. , 28 June 1814 , son of John and Martha Evans . He became completely blind when he was only 13 years old, but despite this handicap began to preach in 1832 . He travelled about considerably; N.L.W. MS. 3091 contains an account of a journey which he and Thomas Nicholas (q.v.) made from Trefgarn to Liverpool in 1838 . He d. 5 June 1842 and was buried at Brawdy two days later.

Sources:

  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 , National Eisteddfod Association, 1908 , 123-4;
  • NLW MS 3094.

Author:

Rhiannon Francis Roberts, M.A., (1923-90), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959