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ROBERTS , EVAN (d. 1650 ), early Puritan .

Some think he was the ‘one Roberts ’ who was suspended by the bishop of S. Davids in 1634 for ‘ inconformity .’ What is certain is that the Committee for Plundered Ministers appointed him in 1642 to preach , in English and in Welsh , in the parish of Llanbadarn-fawr, Cards. , and the adjoining parishes, on a stipend of £100 per annum, and that in 1646 he was instituted to that parish. In 1649 he published Sail Crefydd Gristnogol , a translation of Perkins 's Foundation of the Christian Religion . He d. in 1650 ; grants were made to his widow for the education of their children.

Sources:

  • T. Richards , A History of the Puritan Movement in Wales , 1920 (index);
  • Y Cofiadur , 1936 ;
  • Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society , iv, 262-5.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959