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HUMPHREYS , DAVID ( 1813 - 1866 ), minister (CM) ;

b. 13 Oct. 1813 , son of Edward and Elizabeth Humphreys , Glyndu , Llangynog, Monts. He began preaching with the Calvinistic Methodists in 1840 , and was ord. 1848 ; he attended Bala College for a short while. He was a pleasant person and a commendable preacher . He m. a sister of Humphrey Evans , an elder at Llanrhaeadr — ym — Mochnant , where he spent the rest of his life. A skilful carpenter , he made a success of his business. The lands for building the British school and Bethesda chapel at Llanrhaeadr were donated by him. His family had poetic talent and his brother, ‘ Iorwerth Cynog ’, was an excellent poet . Although David Humphreys wrote much verse, only a temperance hymn, ‘ Babel gwympa ’, was published. He d. 25 Jul. 1866 .

Author:

Evan David Jones, F.S.A., (1903-87), Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001