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EVANS , EDMUND ( 1791 - 1864 ), Wesleyan preacher ;

b. 9 July, 1791 at Aberdeunant , Llandecwyn, Mer. After lengthy consideration he became a member of the Wesleyan society in December 1815 , was made an elder in April 1816 and started to preach in February 1818 . He soon became a popular and influential preacher and was known as Utgorn Meirion (the clarion of Meirion). He refused an invitation to minister to the old cause of Cilgwyn ( 1837 ) choosing to remain a Wesleyan lay preacher . For some periods he was a stipended lay preacher on various circuits, collecting towards clearing the debt on chapels , and a peripatetic evangelist under the aegis of the North Wales regional meeting . He published articles in Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd and edited a volume of sermons , Dwfr y Bywyd ( c. 1855 ). He d. 9 October, 1864 .


  • NLW MS 3505;
  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd (Dolgellau) , 1870 , passim;
  • 1871 , passim;
  • Bathafarn cylchgrawn hanes yr Eglwys Fethodistaidd yng Nghymru , i, 40-52; iii, 59.


Reverend Griffith Thomas Roberts, M.A., (1887-1977), Tregarth, Bangor / Talsarnau

Published date: 2001