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JAMES , ISAAC ( 1766 - 1840 ), Calvinistic Methodist preacher ;

b. in Cards. , either in the parish of Lledrod or in that of Llanilar ; his father, Richard James (on whom see Meth. Cym. ii, 56-7), was a shoemaker . Married at 17, the son moved to Pen-y-garn , and there began to preach . His sermons and prayers, full of striking remarks, were greatly appreciated by such men as Ebenezer Richard , Evan Harris , and Richard Jones of Wern (qq.v.); and Henry Rees (q.v.) averred that he was ‘ a great preacher , though few thought so. ’ He d., aged 74, 14 April 1840 , and was buried at Llanfihangel-genau'r-glyn .


  • John Evans , Byr-gofiant am naw a deugain o Weinidogion Ymadawedig sir Aberteifi (1894-1913) , 52-9.


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

Published date: 1959