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ROBERTS , JOHN PRICE ( 1854 - 1905 ), Wesleyan minister and author ;

b. 7 Feb. 1854 at Penmachno , son of William and Catherine Roberts . He became a lay-preacher in 1872 , and (after serving in a shop at Manchester ) was accepted for the ministry in 1876 , going on to Richmond College . He began his ministry at Caernarvon (he was ordained at Liverpool in 1881 ), and served twelve circuits in all; he d. at Tre-garth , 8 Nov. 1905 . He was a frequent contributor to Yr Eurgrawn , and something of a poet — his elegy on Joseph Thomas (q.v.) won esteem. He published ( 1903 ) a ( Welsh ) biography of Hugh Price Hughes (q.v.) , and was one of the authors of the biography of John Evans ( 1840 - 1897 ) (q.v.) of Eglwys-bach .

Sources:

  • Y Geninen , March 1906 , 49-52.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959