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PRICE , ISAAC ( 1735? - 1805 ), Congregational minister ;

b. at Gellicrugion , near Llanwrtyd , Brecknock , c. 1735 . He was brought up in a religious home where itinerant preachers stayed and received what education was available in the neighbourhood. He showed an early inclination for the pulpit and went to Joseph Simmons 's school at Neath . He began to preach at Troedrhiwdalar as assistant to the aged and ailing preacher Thomas Morgan . He was ordained at Troedrhiwdalar in 1758 . Possessed of a strong constitution, he was able to undertake preaching journeys constantly throughout Brecknock and Carmarthenshire as far as Crug-y-bar. He was invited to Crug-y-bar by Dafydd Jones ( 1711 - 1777 ) the hymnist , of Caeo , where he preached regularly once a month throughout the period of his ministry. He inherited the spirit of the Methodist revival ; he himself was a fervent and convincing preacher , who was highly regarded by Williams of Pantycelyn ; and he witnessed some powerful revivals at Troedrhiwdalar . He d. 26 Feb. 1805 .

Sources:

  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , iv, 363, 369;
  • Yr Adolygydd , i, 145-6.

Author:

Rev. John Dyfnallt Owen, M.A., (1873-1956), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959