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LEWIS , WILLIAM HOWELL ( 1793? - 1868 ), minister (Congl.) ;

b. at Carmarthen , 1793? , a relative of Sarah Lewis , the first wife of David Peter ( DWB , 750-1) . He began to preach in Lammas St. chapel , Carmarthen ; he entered Carmarthen College in 1814 , aged 21, and remained there until 1818 . He became a minister at Narberth, Pembs. , 1818-1821 , being concurrently assistant tutor at the college school ‘about two years or more’; at Glastonbury, Som. , 1821-47 ; and Usk, Mon. , 1847-50 . After retiring, he went to live in Bristol ; he was there from 1858 to 1865 . In 1863 he presented several of the MSS. of Philip Henry ( DWB , 346-7) to the Presbyterian College , Carmarthen , as well as a rare edition of Stephanus 's Greek Testament . He wrote Memoirs of the Life and Labours of the Reverend David Peter ; and d. in 1868 .

Sources:

  • Memoirs of the Life and Labours of the Reverend David Peter forty-three years Professor of Theology and Hebrew in the Presbyterian College, Carmarthen and forty-five years minister of the church at Lammas Street , London, 1846 ;
  • Hanes Eglwys Heol Awst, Caerfyrddin , 1926 ;
  • records of the Presbyterian Board.

Author:

Rev. John Dyfnallt Owen, M.A., (1873-1956), Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001