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MORRIS , JAMES ( 1853 - 1914 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister, and author ;

b. in 1853 at Gopa Fach , Pontardulais, Glam. , but when about fourteen he removed to Llanelly , where he began to preach . After a course at Trevecka College , he became pastor at Llansawel with Rhydcymerau, Carms. ( 1881-92 ), Pen-y-graig , Rhondda ( 1892-1907 ), and Llanstephan, Carms. ( 1907-14 ). He d. 8 Nov. 1914 , aged 61, and was buried at Tre-alaw , Rhondda . He was interested in the history of his connexion in Carmarthenshire , and produced four books on that subject: Cofiant Dafi Dafis, Rhydcymerau ( 1907 ), Cofiant Thomas Jones, Conwyl ( 1899 ), Efengylwyr Seion ( 1905 -biographical sketches), and Hanes Methodistiaeth Sir Gaerfyrddin ( 1911 ). They are somewhat uncritical, but interesting and very useful.

Sources:

  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1916.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959