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LEWIS , JOHN ( fl. 1759-1773 ), Quaker and author , Haverfordwest .

John Lewis was the author of Brief Observations on the History of Modern Enthusiasm , 1759 . He translated into Welsh J. Crooksworth 's Principles of Truth , under the title Egwyddorion o'r Gwirionedd ( Carmarthen 1773 ). He exercised considerable influence upon the Welsh Quakers of his day in Pembrokeshire .

Sources:

  • T. M. Rees , A history of the Quakers in Wales and their emigration to North America , 1925 ;
  • [ Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , June 1936, 6].

Author:

Rev. Thomas Mardy Rees, (1871-1953), Neath

Published date: 1959