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RICHARD(S) , JOHN ( 1720 - 1764 ), Calvinistic Methodist exhorter, and poet ;

b. in 1720 at Bryniog Uchaf , Llanrwst , came under the influence of Methodism c. 1740 , began to exhort c. 1749 , and d. in 1764 . For his work, see Y Traethodydd , 1886 (278) and 1887 (122), and Owen Williams , Llyfryddiaeth Sir Ddinbych , 146; [but the hymns attributed to him in Llyfryddiaeth y Cymry , 411, and in Owen Williams 's list (above) are not his; they belong to John Richard(s) of Llansamlet ( fl. 1743-84 ) (q.v. in Appendix) .]

Sources:

  • Methodistiaeth Cymru (1851–6) , i, 139-42;
  • [correction by the Rev. Gomer M. Roberts ].

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959