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PIERCE , THOMAS MORDAF ( 1867? - 1919 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister, and author ;

b. 23 Dec. 1867 (?) , in the parish of Aber-erch, Caerns. He began to preach in 1886 , went to Clynnog school in 1887 , and to Bala College in 1888 . He ministered at Llanfairfechan ( 1891 ), Llanidloes ( 1895 ), and Dolgelley ( 1910 ). He was twice married. He d. 13 May 1919 at Dolgelley . Mordaf Pierce published ( Llanidloes , 1908 ; 2nd ed., 1909 ) a biography of Humphrey Gwalchmai (q.v.) , Calvinistic Methodist minister , and a study of the life and work of William Owen Pughe (q.v.) ( Caernarvon , 1914 ). In addition he collected material relating to the general life (including religious life) of Llanidloes and Dolgelley , the lives of members of the Mills ( Llanidloes ) family, etc. — for examples see N.L.W. MSS. 6173, 6175-9, 6183-9 .

Sources:

  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1920 ;
  • The Montgomeryshire Express , 20 May 1939;
  • Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales , 1940 ff , ii.

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959