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JENKINS , ISAAC ( 1812 - 1877 ), Wesleyan minister ;

b. 25 Feb. 1812 in the Rheidol valley, Cards. , son of Edward Jenkins of Ystumtuen . He was educated at the local schools; became a schoolmaster in various places in Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire ; and after being accepted for the ministry went to the Hoxton Theological College for further education ( 1834-6 ). He was a minister in the following circuits: Swansea 1836 , Cardiff 1838 , Llanidloes 1839 , Brecon 1842 , Merthyr 1843 , Carmarthen 1845 , S. Davids 1848 , Brecon 1851 , Ebbw Vale 1854 , Cardiff 1856 , Aberdare 1859 , Cowbridge 1862 , Swansea 1865 , Merthyr 1868 , and Cardiff 1871 . He was secretary of the Welsh province of South Wales , 1843-66 , and its chairman , 1866-74 . He m. Elizabeth , daughter of Hugh Hughes ( 1778 - 1855 ) (q.v.) . He retired in 1874 and d. at Merthyr Tydfil 25 Aug. 1877 . He edited Trysor i Blentyn , 1839-41 , Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd , 1839-41 , and again in conjunction with Thomas Jones , 1857-9 , and was one of the founders of Y Winllan , 1848 ; he was also the author of many articles in Yr Eurgrawn and of a number of books, mostly commentaries, and edited Bywyd a Gweinidogaeth Hugh Hughes , 1856 . In addition, he was one of the editors of Casgliad o Hymnau , 1845 .

Sources:

  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd (Dolgellau) , 1888 (49-54, et passim ), 1909 (401-6).

Author:

Reverend Griffith Thomas Roberts, M.A., (1887-1977), Tregarth, Bangor / Talsarnau

Published date: 1959