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JEREMY , WALTER DAVID ( 1825 - 1893 ), barrister-at-law ;

b. at Cwmbedw , Pencarreg, Carms. , 5 May 1825 , eldest son of John Jeremy (q.v.) . He attended the Presbyterian College , Carmarthen ( 1841-5 ), and the University of Glasgow ( 1845-8 ), where he graduated M.A. ( 1848 ) with honours in classics and philosophy. After spending some time as a private tutor he became minister of the Unitarian chapel at Northampton ( 1851-2 ). He then came to the conclusion that he was better fitted for the law [and entered Gray's Inn in 1856 ]; in 1887 he became a Bencher . He shunned publicity, but his knowledge of the law was of the greatest value to Welsh Nonconformity, particularly owing to his interest in Carmarthen College , the Independent College at Bala , and Dr. Williams's School , Dolgelley . He was a member of Dr. Williams's Trust and of the Presbyterian Board . He published Digest of the Proceedings in Chancery of the Dr. Williams's Trust and A History of the Presbyterian Fund and Dr. Williams's Trust . He d. 18 Sept. 1893 .

Sources:

  • The Inquirer , 30 Sept. 1893 ;
  • Oriel Coleg Caerfyrddin , 1909 , 60;
  • The Unitarian Students at the Presbyterian College, Carmarthen…1796–1901 , 1901 , 44;
  • NLW MS 10327.

Author:

Rev. John David Jones, B.D., (1898-1959), Carmarthen

Published date: 1959