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THOMAS , RICHARD ( 1871 - 1950 ), minister (CM) and writer ;

b. 8 Sept. 1871 at Llangefni, Angl. From Bala preparatory college he entered the University College , Bangor , where he graduated in 1901 . After pursuing the theology course at Bala he was ordained in 1904 , and was inducted minister of the Bontnewydd and Pen-y-graig churches in Arfon , where he remained for nearly 30 years. He was secretary of the board of governors of the Bontnewydd Home for orphans from 1904 to 1945 and was a governor until his death on 5 Apr. 1950 .

His publications include David Livingstone ( 1912 ), David Williams, y Piwritan ( 1928 ), and Cartre'r Plant ( 1951 ). He won a National Eisteddfod prize for translations of legal terms into Welsh , and was for many years editor of the Year-book and Diary of his denomination.

Sources:

  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1951 ;
  • Y Goleuad , 12 Apr. 1950 ;
  • information supplied by his son.

Author:

Reverend Richard Bryn Williams, M.A., (1902-81), Rhuthyn / Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001