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GRIFFITHS , WILLIAM ( 1777 - 1825 ), Independent minister and teacher ;

b. at Glandŵr, Pembs. , the second son of John Griffiths ( 1731 - 1811 ) (q.v.) . He was educated at the school of ‘one Mr. Foyle ,’ at his father's school, and at Haverfordwest . He was admitted to the Wrexham Academy , 2 Feb. 1795 , and was an assistant there in his last year. He was ordained as joint minister with his father, 23 May 1803(?) . He achieved some degree of prominence as a preacher in English and in Welsh . He was seriously ill in 1809 , and again in 1824 , and d. 5 Jan. 1825 . He was very fond of writing and translating hymns , several of which are found in Y Caniedydd Cynulleidfaol Newydd .

Sources:

  • Hanes … y Parch. John Griffiths, Glandwr, ynghyd ag eiddo y Parch. W. Griffiths, ei fab , 1826 , iii, 45-7, 51, 52-4;
  • Y Diwygiwr , 1808 ;
  • NLW MS 10327 ( Walter J. Evans ).

Author:

Rev. John Dyfnallt Owen, M.A., (1873-1956), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959