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LEWIS , WILLIAM MORTIMER ( 1840 - 1880 ), Baptist college principal ;

b. July 1840 at Mydrim, Carms. He received his early education at the village school and under Alcwyn C. Evans (q.v.) at Carmarthen . When he was 13 years of age he was apprenticed to a draper in Carmarthen for five years, during which time he adopted Baptist principles. He entered Carmarthen Presbyterian College in 1860 , and after four years there, went to Glasgow University . In 1870 he entered Regent's Park College , but in Feb. 1871 was appointed tutor at the Baptist College at Pontypool . He was elected principal of that college in 1877 , but lost his health and d. in Switzerland 18 Oct. 1880 .


  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present (1908) ;
  • Y Greal sef Cylchgrawn Misol at wasanaeth y Bedyddwyr , March 1871, June 1877, Nov. 1880 ;
  • NLW MS 9264;
  • E. P. Jones , Oriel Coleg Caerfyrddin (1909) ;
  • The Baptist Magazine (1809–1904) , 1883 .


Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959