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PENRY , JOHN ( 1854 - 1883 ), missionary under the L.M.S. ;

son of John and Margaret Penry , and b. 7 April 1854 at Tir-mawr , Llandeilo , he became a church member at Tabernacle , Llandeilo and later at Providence , Llangadog, Carms. , where, after a sojourn in England , he attended a preparatory school. He studied also at the Lancashire College , and was appointed by the L.M.S. for the central Africa mission. Ordained at Llandeilo on 11 April 1882 , he arrived at Zanzibar and proceeded as far as Urambo . Returning owing to ill-health, he died on his way to the coast, at Kisokwi , 21 April 1883 .


  • G. Penar Griffith , Cenhadon Cymreig ;
  • E. Lewis Evans , Cymru a'r Gymdeithas Genhadol, sef hanes ei Chychwyn (1945) .


Reverend Dr Evan Lewis Evans, D.Th., (1898-1978), Pontardulais / Swansea

Published date: 1959