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PHILLIPS , EDWARD ( 1716 - c. 1776 ), cleric ;

son of Edward Phillips of Llanfaredd, Rads. He became a member of Jesus College , Oxford , 8 Nov. 1734 , ‘at 18 years of age’; B.A. 1738 . He was rector of Maesmynys , near Builth , 1740-76 . Although, in all probability, he was at first opposed to Methodism , he invited John Wesley to Brecknock in 1743 and from that time on supported Methodism — both Wesleyan and Calvinistic .

Sources:

  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • D. J. Odwyn Jones , Daniel Rowland, Llangeitho , Llandysul, 1938 , 46;
  • Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , iv, 39-40, 137, xxvi;
  • The Trevecka Letters, or the unpublished MSS. correspondence of Howell Harris and his contemporaries , 1932 , no. 12, 452, xxxii, 37, xxxiii, 8 et sqq. ;
  • The Trevecka Letters, or the unpublished MSS. correspondence of Howell Harris and his contemporaries , 1932 , 878, 879;
  • Baker , Charles Wesley as Revealed by his Letters , London, 1948 , 62 et sqq. ;
  • The journal of the Rev. John Wesley enlarged from original mss., with notes from unpublished diaries, annotations, maps, and illustrations , 1938 and The Journal of the Rev. Charles Wesley … The Early Journal, 1736-1739 , 1910 (indexes);
  • Maesmynys parish registers.

Author:

Rev. Griffith Thomas Roberts, M.A., (1887-1977), Tregarth, Bangor / Talsarnau

Published date: 1959