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REES , GEORGE (d. 1795 ), Baptist minister .

He was baptized at Llangloffan 11 July 1741 , and it was there that he started to preach in 1745 and was ordained in 1758 , but he began to assist the cause at Rhydwilym on the fall of David Thomas in 1769 , and to administer ordinances there in 1771 . Eventually, in 1775 , he received dismission to become pastor of the church, which he served with exceptional success in spite of the fact that he lived as far away as Cilgwyn in the parish of Manordivy . He d. 17 June 1795 , aged 75; his wife Elizabeth d. 24 June 1798 , aged 77; both were buried at Cilfowyr . His will refers to two of his children, James Rees and Margaret Davies .

Sources:

  • Hanes y Bedyddwyr ymhlith y Cymry ( 1885 ed.), 347, 351;
  • H. Price , Hanes Eglwys Rhydwilym yr eglwys henaf ymhlith y Bedyddwyr yn Nghymru, ond un, sef Olchon, neu Gapelyffin, Swydd Frycheiniog , Haverfordwest, 1855 , 1855 , 52-3;
  • R. Edwards , Hanes Llangloffan , 1932 , 24;
  • Seren Gomer , 1818 , 353-4;
  • The Baptist Annual Register Including sketches of the state of religion among different denominations of good men at home and abroad , 1795 , 336-7;
  • his will, proved 27 June 1795

Author:

Benjamin George Owens, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959