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PRICHARD , THOMAS ( 1764 - 1843 ), author ;

a native of Monmouthshire , b. in 1764 , he lived for a considerable period of his life at Ross, Herefs. , where, too, he died. He was an elder in the Society of Friends , and in 1813 he published Remarks suggested by the perusal of a Portraiture of Primitive Quakerism by William Penn . He is said to have been ‘ eminent in goodness and in greatness ,’ and to have been more conversant with the history of the early Quakers than any other Quaker of his time. He d., aged 78 years, on 21 Aug. 1843 .

Sources:

  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 1876 , 110;
  • T. M. Rees , A history of the Quakers in Wales and their emigration to North America , 1925 , 237-9;
  • Annual Monitor , 1844 , 84.

Author:

Hywel David Emanuel, M.A., (1921-70), Aberystwyth

Corrections and additions:

PRICHARD , THOMAS ( 1764 - 1843 ; DWB , 796).

He had a son, JAMES COWLES PRICHARD ( 1786 - 1848 ), physician , philologist and anthropologist ; see D. Lleufer Thomas in D.N.B. , and G. Penrhyn Jones in Y Genhinen , summer 1963 .

Author:

Published date: 1959