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PRICHARD , RICHARD ( 1811 - 1882 ), Wesleyan minister ;

b. at Bangor 31 March 1811 . He joined the Wesleyan society in 1823 , began to preach in 1827 , and was soon in demand as a preacher . He became a circuit assistant at Machynlleth ( 1829-31 ) and Llandysul ( 1831-2 ), was accepted as a candidate for the ministry in 1830 , and began to tour in 1832 . He was a minister in the following circuits: Cardiff ( 1832-3 ), Dolgelley ( 1834-5 , 1845-7 ), Caernarvon ( 1836 , 1866-8 ), Llanrwst and Abergele ( 1837-9 ), Llanfair-caereinion ( 1840-2 ), Mold ( 1843-4 , 1858-60 ), Llanfyllin ( 1848-50 ), Beaumaris ( 1851 ), Liverpool ( 1852-4 , 1863-5 ), Ruthin ( 1855-7 ), Coedpoeth ( 1861-2 ), Rhyl ( 1869-71 ), and Conway ( 1872 ). After his retirement in 1873 he made his home at Rhyl , where he d. 12 May 1882 . He was secretary of the North Wales provincial loan fund from the date of its inception ( 1855 ) until he retired. He was an effective preacher who was good at raising chapels and clearing their debts , and was also the author of a number of books which served the needs of the period. His Holwyddorydd Duwinyddol , 1857 was popular for many years. He edited Y Winllan .

Sources:

  • Memoir in Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd , Dolgellau , 1886-7 ;
  • list of his works in T. Jones-Humphreys , Methodistiaeth Wesleyaidd Cymreig sef trem ar ei sefydliad, ei gwaith, a'i llwyddiant yn ystod y ganrif gyntaf o'i hanes , Holywell, 1900 , 171 et sqq.

Author:

Rev. Griffith Thomas Roberts, M.A., (1887-1977), Tregarth, Bangor / Talsarnau

Published date: 1959