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JENKINS , LLEWELYN ( 1810 - 1878 ), printer and publisher ;

b. in 1810 , he was the fourth son of John Jenkins ( 1779 - 1853 ) (q.v.) of Hengoed, Glam. In his young days he worked in his father's printing office , first at Merthyr Tydfil , and then at Maesycymer, Mon. With his brother John he took over the business in 1831 , moving to Cardiff , and took sole charge on his brother's departure to become a missionary in 1834 . He was especially active in the printing and publishing of Baptist periodicals , amongst them Greal y Bedyddwyr , Ystorfa y Bedyddwyr , Y Bedyddiwr . He was also responsible for compiling a Baptist handbook in 1843 and 1844 . The business was sold in June 1844 , and he retired to live at Bryngwyn , Pontnewydd . He was joint author of Cofiant Thomas Morris … Casnewydd ar Wysg , 1847 , and of a biography of his father, Hanes … John Jenkins … Hengoed , 1859 . In 1861 appeared his history of the Baptist church at Hengoed , called Hengoediana … Hanes Eglwys y Bedyddwyr yn Hengoed … hyd 1860 . He was a very active figure in Baptist circles as a preacher and administrator , serving as secretary of the Baptist Building Fund in Wales for many years, and being president of the Welsh Baptist Union in 1876 . He d. 19 Sept. 1878 .

Sources:

  • Ifano Jones , A history of printing and printers in Wales to 1810, and of successive and related printers to 1923 , 1925 ;
  • Hanes buchedd a gweithiau awdurol y diweddar John Jenkins D. D., Hengoed , 1859 ;
  • NLW MS 9261;
  • Cardiff Free Libraries, Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department , 1898 ;
  • The Baptist Union of Wales Handbook and Diary , 1879 .

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959