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GRIFFITHS , EVAN ( 1778 - 1839 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister ,

one of the eight ordained in North Wales in 1811 ; b. at Rhos-fawr near Meifod, Mont. , 12 March 1778 , son of Edward Griffiths and his wife Margaret ( Evans ) — another of their sons was Thomas Griffiths , husband of the hymnist Ann Griffiths [q.v.] . The mother and her children removed to Ceunant , Meifod , where Evan began preaching in 1802 . He d. 6 Sept. 1839 . There is a memoir of him, by John Hughes of Pontrobert , 1840 .

Sources:

  • Y Gwyddoniadur Cymreig , 1889-96 (2nd ed.);
  • Edward Griffith , Hanes Methodistiaeth Trefaldwyn Isaf , 1914 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959