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LEWIS , GEORGE ( c. 1640? - 1709? ), cleric and author .

It may be presumed that he was b. near Llanboidy, Carms. ; he was ordained deacon 2 June 1667 , and priest 21 Sept. in the same year. He was licensed as curate of S. Clears , and later served Llanboidy . He may be the George Lewis instituted as rector of Henllan Amgoed on 3 June 1668 ; in the same year, on 14 Sept. , he was instituted vicar of Abergwili . His successor came there in Sept. 1709 . A translation of An earnest exhortation to Householders , by Robert Nelson , attributed to him by Moses Williams , was published in London in 1704 .

Sources:

  • Moses Williams , Cofrestr o'r holl lyfrau printiedig gan mwyaf a gyfansoddwyd yn yr iaith Gymraeg, neu a gyfieithwyd iddi hyd y flwyddyn 1717 (London, 1717) … 1717 ;
  • W. Rowlands , Cambrian Bibliography (Llanidloes, 1869) ;
  • T. Parry , Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg (1944) , 205;
  • S. Davids diocesan registers in N.L.W.

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959