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MORGAN , EVAN ( 1809 - 1853 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author ;

b. in 1809 , son of Evan Morgan , an elder in the old Zion chapel at Cardiff . He and his brother, Thomas Morgan ( 1816 - 1858 ), were monumental masons . He began to preach in 1830 , at the same time as Edward Matthews (q.v.) who was a great friend of the family. In 1841 he was ordained at the Llangeitho association ; he had already, in 1836 , m. Mary Morgan of Clun-hir , Pontardulais . He spent the whole of his life in Cardiff , and there was some pastoral connexion between him and Zion chapel . He published Tŵr y Praidd (two lectures) in 1851 , and Boanerges: neu, Hanes Bywyd Morgan Howells (q.v.) , in 1853 . He was a sick man when he began to write , and his death ended a promising literary career. He d. 10 Aug. 1853 . His widow m. Richard Lumley (q.v.) . Edward Matthews published a memorial sermon to him in 1853 and a similar sermon (in Y Diacon ) upon Thomas Morgan in 1859 .

Sources:

  • Y Drysorfa , 1835 (182), 1853 (316), 1858 (414);
  • Y Cylchgrawn , 1852 (21), 1853 (287);
  • W. Evans , Cofiant y parchedig William Evans, Tonyrefail, yn cynwys ei gynghorion gweinidogaethol, areithiau dirwestol, Ilythyrau, a nifeer o bregethau, gan ei wyr , 1892 , 148;
  • J. J. Morgan , Cofiant y Parchedig Edward Matthews o Eweni gyda dyfyniadau o'i ysgrifeniadau, a dwy bregeth , Denbigh, 1893 , 307-18;
  • T. Bowen , Dinas Caerdydd a'i Methodistiaeth Calfinaidd (Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru) , Cardiff, 1927 , 17-22;
  • Yr Haul , i, 546.

Author:

Reverend Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 1959