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MORRIS , DAVID ( 1787 - 1858 ), Calvinistic Methodist preacher ,

publisher of Pantycelyn ’‘s works; b. in 1787 , son of John and Ann Morris of Melin Clun-hir , Llandybie, Carms. He was a dissolute young man until he was converted by the Independent Rhys Powel of Cross Inn . He joined the Methodists at Betws , but shortly afterwards changed over to Hendre chapel . He began to preach c. 1816 but was never ordained; it seems likely, however, that he was the means of converting Edward Matthews (q.v.) of Ewenni . He acquired the copyright of ‘ Pantycelyn 's’ works from the latter's family and between the years 1833 and 1854 published several editions of them. He d. 19 June 1858 , and was buried at Hendre .

Sources:

  • W. Jones , Cenadon Hedd nodiadau byrion am dri ar ddeg o weinidogion a phregethwyr yn mhlith y Trefnyddion Calfinaidd a fuant feirw o'r flwyddyn 1848 hyd y flwyddyn 1859 (Swansea, 1859) , 1859 , 50-5;
  • James Morris , Hanes Methodistiaeth Sir Gaerfyrddin (1911) , 88;
  • J. J. Morgan , Cofiant y Parchedig Edward Matthews o Eweni gyda dyfyniadau o'i ysgrifeniadau, a dwy bregeth (Denbigh, 1893) , 25;
  • G. M. Roberts , Methodistiaeth fy mro sef ymchwil i ddechreuad Methodistiaeth yn Nwyrain Myrddin (1938) , 52-4;
  • J. H. Davies , Rhestr o lyfrau gan y Parch William Williams Pantycelyn a argraffwyd rhwng 1744 a 1800 (Carmarthen, 1918) , viii.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959