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PRICE , DAVID ( fl. 1700-1742 ), Independent minister, and schoolmaster .

Nothing is known about his early life but it is thought that he was educated at Roger Griffith 's (q.v.) Academy at Abergavenny . He was ordained minister of Maesyronnen church, Rads. , c. 1700 . He lived at Llwyn-llwyd , in the parish of Llaneigon , Brecknock , where he kept a grammar school Hugh Evans of Bristol and Howel Harris of Trevecka were among his pupils. In 1735 Carmarthen Academy was transferred to Llwynllwyd and Vavasor Griffiths (q.v.) , minister of the Independent church at Maes-gwyn , was appointed its principal . It is probable that the grammar school and the Academy were amalgamated and that the two teachers co-operated in carrying on the work. David Price d. in Aug. 1742 .

Sources:

  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , ii, 530;
  • Hanes y Bedyddwyr ymhlith y Cymry , 125;
  • R. Bennett , Blynyddoedd cyntaf Methodistiaeth , 1909 , 38;
  • Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , iv, 118;
  • G. D. Owen , Ysgolion a Cholegau yr Annibynwyr , 1939 , 27;
  • Y Cofiadur , 1923 , 28.

Author:

Reverend Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 1959