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PRICE , WILLIAM ( 1597 - 1646 ), cleric ;

a native of Denbighshire . He matriculated from Christ Church , Oxford , on 16 Oct. 1616 , at the age of 19 ( M.A. 21 June 1619 , B.D. 14 June 1628 ). On 26 Sept. 1621 he was elected the first reader in moral philosophy in the lecture founded by Thomas White at Oxford ; he held this office till 1630 . On the death of Thomas White in April 1624 , Price delivered his funeral oration which was published as Oratio funebris habita Oxoniae 22 April 1624 in laudem Doctoris White … Price joined with others to make a protest to the king against the appointment of bishop Laud as chancellor of Oxford in 1630 . On 10 Feb. 1631/2 he was instituted to the rectory of Dolgelley, Mer. He m. Margaret , daughter of Robert Vaughan (q.v.) of Hengwrt , the eminent antiquary . Price d. at Dolgelley , and was buried [ 25 Oct. ] in his church.


  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography gives other references;
  • T. P. Ellis , The Story of Two Parishes, Dolgelley and Llanelltyd (Newtown, 1928) , 94;
  • episcopal register, The Records of the Church in Wales at the National Library of Wales (in N.L.W.).


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

Published date: 1959