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MORGAN , REES ( 1764 - 1847 ), Calvinistic Methodist preacher ;

b. at Capel-hir , Talley, Carms. , son of Morgan Rees who was a member of the Methodist society at Glanyrafon-ddu Ganol . His spiritual regeneration took place under the ministry of William Lloyd of Caeo ( 1741 - 1808 ) (q.v.) who, thereafter, was his firm friend. He began to exhort c. 1784-5 , and from that time on spent the whole of his long life in the field, travelling over the whole of Wales . He worked in close association with Daniel Rowland , Williams of Pantycelyn , and other leaders of the Methodist revival . He d. 6 April 1847 and was buried in Talley churchyard. He should not be confused with Rhys Morgan of Glancledan-fawr , Llanwrtyd , who was a Methodist exhorter in the earliest days of the revival.


  • Y Drysorfa , 1847 , 297-301;
  • G. M. Roberts , Y Pêr Ganiedydd [Pantycelyn]. Cyfrol 1 Trem ar ei fywyd; Cyfrol 2: Arweiniad i'w waith (Aberystwyth, 1949, 1958) , 180;
  • Methodistiaeth Cymru (1851–6) , iii, 328.


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

Published date: 1959