He was an ardent Welshman , and became a well-known figure on the eisteddfod platform . He was bitterly opposed to the appointment of non-Welsh-speaking bishops and incumbents to sees and livings in Wales . Whilst in England he became an active member of the ‘ Association of Welsh Clergy in the West Riding of the County of York ,’ a society which was greatly concerned with the question of non- Welsh -speaking incumbents. The 1856 meeting of the Association was held at Marsden Vicarage, where David James was incumbent.
Amongst his published works are The Patriarchal Religion of Britain; or a Complete Manual of Ancient British Druidism , 1836 ; a lecture on The Doctrine of the Trinity , 1839 ; a pamphlet on The Pope's Supremacy Disproved and the Apostolic Origin and National Independence of the British Church Demonstrated , 1849 ; a lecture on Purgatory , 1851 ; a sermon Peter without a Primacy and the Pope a Usurper , 1851 ; a lecture The Siege of Derry , 1851 ; The Apostolic Origin and Scriptural Character of the Rite of Confirmation (2nd ed. 1851 ). Thomas James ( Llallawg ) was a brother, and H. A. James was his son.
Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959