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MORGAN , RICHARD HUMPHREYS ( 1850 - 1899 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister and writer .

Born at Lluesty , Dyffryn Ardudwy , 14 Aug. 1850 , son of Edward Morgan ( 1817 - 1871 ) . He was educated at Holt Academy ; a school in Hastings ; Bala C.M. College (entering 1865 ); and Edinburgh University (where he graduated M.A. ), and New College . He became pastor of Caersalem , Barmouth , and was ordained 5 Sept. 1877 . In 1888 he accepted the pastorate of the English cause at Menai Bridge , but resigned from pastoral work in 1892 when he was appointed to collect an additional fund for the Bala College . He was secretary to the Bala College committee from 1886 to 1899 . He went to live at Bangor , where he d. 31 March 1899 ; he was buried at Towyn, Mer.

He m., 23 Oct. 1879 Barbara Elizabeth , daughter of Griffith Jones , Gwyddelfynydd , near Towyn , and granddaughter of Richard Jones ( 1772? - 1833 ) of Wern . He wrote on literary and political subjects to Y Traethodydd , Y Geninen , Y Drysorfa , and other publications; he was a widely-read man and a trenchant controversialist, taking a prominent part in the disestablishment debates . From June 1889 until April 1891 he was with O. M. Edwards , co-editor of the monthly Cymru Fydd . He adapted Pitman 's system of shorthand to Welsh in Phonographia ( 1876 , 2nd edition 1878).

Sources:

  • Y Traethodydd , July 1899 ;
  • Y Geninen (Gwyl Dewi), 1900 ;
  • family records.

Author:

Edward Morgan Humphreys, O.B.E., M.A., (1882-1955), Caernarfon

Published date: 1959