In 1844 , reacting against the Tractarian movement , some Anglican clergymen , chiefly in the diocese of Exeter , founded the ‘ Free Church of England ’; one of their centres was Ilfracombe . They fraternized with the Huntingdonians , whom indeed they closely resembled; Price [who had been for three years president of the Huntingdon connexion ], went over to them, and became their minister at Ilfracombe ; later on, he became their ‘ President ’ — they had then no bishops . In America , however, where several Anglican bishops had formed the ‘ Reformed Episcopal Church ,’ the ‘ Free Church ’ too retained episcopacy. In 1868 it was agreed that Price , though not consecrated, should be entitled ‘ bishop ’; but in 1876 bishop Cridge of British Columbia came over, and Price was formally consecrated. He had not forgotten Wales : his name will be found among the subscribers to the History of Brecknockshire by Edwin Poole (q.v.) , and he gathered a church at Cardiff , which however did not flourish. He d. at Ilfracombe , early in Jan. 1896 , aged 92.
Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor
Published date: 1959