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WILLIAMS , EDWARD ( 1818 - 1880 ), Independent minister ;

b. 29 Dec. 1818 at Blaenavon, Mon. ; his father came from the Mynydd-bach district, Swansea ; his mother had French connections. He began to preach in 1843 , and received a call to minister to Dinas Mawddwy and its district; there he was ordained 27 April 1848 . He d. 8 April 1880 , and was buried in Dinas Mawddwy cemetery. He published Cofiant a Phregethau … D. Milton Davies ( Llanfyllin , 1871 ). He is best known as the secretary of Bala Independent College from 1869 to 1876 , the most troubled period in all its history.

Sources:

  • Josiah Jones , Cofiant y Parch. E. Williams, Dinas Mawddwy , Machynlleth, 1886 , 1886 ;
  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , i, 151, 429.

Author:

Reverend Richard Griffith Owen, M.A., (1890-1973), Bangor

Published date: 1959