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EVANS , GEORGE PRICHARD ( 1820 - 1874 ), Baptist minister and schoolmaster ;

b. 13 Nov. 1820 at Carmarthen , son of Richard Evans , seaman . He began to preach at Mount Pleasant , Swansea , and ministered to the congregation at Bethel , Strand , Swansea , before he went to Bristol College in Oct. 1842 . Early in 1844 he went to Jamaica as a missionary , but after the death of his wife and her baby he returned to Bristol in 1845 . From early 1846 until his death, 22 Nov. 1874 , he kept a grammar school at Swansea , at which many ministers (including several whose names appear in the present work) were educated. From 1863 till 1873 he was also pastor of the Baptist church at York Place , Swansea . He m. three times.

Sources:

  • Trafodion Cymdeithas Hanes Bedyddwyr Cymru , 1939 .

Author:

Rev. William Joseph Rhys, (1880-1967), Gelli, Rhondda / Treherbert

Published date: 1959