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WILLIAMS , JOHN ( 1825 - 1904 ), cleric and author ;

a Montgomeryshire man. Ordained in 1868 by the bishop of Llandaff , he was curate at Tredegar, Mon. , 1868-76 , spending the succeeding five years in London , where he acted as missionary among London Welsh people; he also appears to have worked in the parish of S. Stephen's , Spitalfields . In 1881 he returned to Wales as curate of Newcastle , Glamorgan , becoming, in 1883 , rector of Penegoes, Mont. He wrote Cymry Llundain ( Caernarvon , c. 1867 ), A Defence of the Welsh People against the Misrepresentations of their English Critics ( Caernarvon , 1869? ), The Early British Church ( London , 1877 ), Notes and Narratives of … Missionary and Ministerial Labours ( Machynlleth , 1885 ). He d. at the end of Sept. or early in Oct. 1904 .

Sources:

  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present , 1908 ;
  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 1904 , 415.

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959