Methodist exhorter and Independent minister
a native of
He first comes to our notice as a
teacher in the circulating schools
. He m.,
, daughter of
, and was given a house on the
property in which to hold meetings — it was there, in all probability, that the early society of the district used to meet.
, where some
Associations were held.
in the split between him and the other revivalists, but later on abandoned him. He was ordained
according to the rites of the
, and converted the society into an
. He continued to minister to the congregation at
— the name by which the church is known today — for about eighteen years but, for reasons which are no longer clear, was not its minister during the last thirty years of his life; he is accused by
of intemperance. He d.
1 Aug. 1802
at the age of 90, and was buried in the
Godre'r Rhos burial ground
Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru
, ii, 164-7;
Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes y Methodistiaid
, xxix, 25, 71.
Reverend Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St
Dogmael's / Llandybïe