He wrote a considerable amount of poetry , including many of the Psalms and portions of the Canticles in metre, and books in English and Welsh , which include the famous classic, Llyfr y Tri Aderyn . His extant works were issued in two volumes by the University of Wales , the first in 1899 and the second in 1908 . Later discoveries, amounting to another volume (in N.L.W. ), await publication. He fore-ran the Quakers in Wales , interpreting their teachings even in his earliest writings. He also translated, from the English , some of the works of Jacob Boehme , the German mystic , disseminating his tenets among the Welsh . He took a prominent part in the political affairs of the Commonwealth period . His intense dislike of Cromwell 's acceptance of the title ‘ Lord Protector ’ being known, his name was included or the protest known as A Word for God , but he definitely denies having any part in this document. In 1656 , he was approved by the ‘ Triers ’ as a minister settled in Wrexham , and the Trustees for Maintenance are requested to pay him £100 per annum.
He d. in June 1659 and his remains were buried at the Rhos-ddu Dissenting burial-ground , Wrexham , where a monument was unveiled in 1912 .
Rev. Dr. Evan Lewis Evans, D.Th., (1898-1978), Pontardulais / Swansea
Published date: 1959