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THOMAS , JOHN ( 1646? - 1695 ), cleric ,

son of Thomas Thomas , parson of Pennant-Melangell . He entered S. Alban's Hall , Oxford , in 1668 , ‘aged 22,’ and graduated in 1672 ; he was vicar of Llanbryn-mair ( 1681-9 ) and rector of Penegoes ( 1689-95 ); from 1691 to 1695 he was also a prebendary of S. Asaph cathedral . He wrote a reply to the case put forward by James Owen (q.v.) for the ordaining of Presbyterians , which was posthumously published, 1711 , by bishop George Hickes ; it is said that he was held in high regard by bishop Lloyd of S. Asaph and bishop Humphreys of Bangor (qq.v.). Thomas d. 4 Nov. 1695 , and was buried at Penegoes .

Sources:

  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Thomas , A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , i, 345-6;
  • the date of his death is given in U.C.N.W. Bangor Manuscript at University College North Wales Library, Bangor 6457.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959