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PRICE , DAVID ( Dewi Dinorwig ; 1804 - 1874 ), Congregational minister and writer ;

b. in 1804 in the parish of Llanddeiniolen, Caerns. He was ordained on 30 Oct. 1829 as minister of Capel Helyg ( Llangybi ) and its associate churches. After two years he became minister at Pen-y-bont-fawr, Mont. ; here he became prominent as a temperance lecturer . Nine years later he moved to Denbigh where he became known for his radical leanings; he published a work advocating exemption for Nonconformists from the necessity to pay Church rates. In 1857 he emigrated to the U.S.A. , where he ministered, successively, at Utica , Newark ( Ohio ), and Williamsburgh ( Ohio ). He contributed poems and articles to Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd under the pen-name of Dewi Dinorwig . He paid a visit to Wales in 1868 . He was the author of (1) Y Catechism Cyntaf ( Oswestry , 1840 ); (2) Darlith ar Ryddid Crefyddol … ( Llanrwst , 1844 ); (3) Dyddiau y Dreth ( Denbigh , 1855 ); (4) Yr Adeiladydd Teuluaidd … ( Denbigh , 1855 ). He d. in 1874 , and was buried at Forest Home , U.S.A.

Sources:

  • Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd sef cylchgrawn gwybodaeth fuddiol a dyddorawl i Gymry America / The American messenger , Utica, New York, 1840-1901 , 1857-74 , p. 374 in the volume for 1874 ;
  • Cofiant y Parch. David Griffith, Bethel, Arfon , 1879 , 1879 ;
  • Awdl Goffa William Morris, Slate Hill, Pa.

Author:

Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 1959