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MEYLER , JAMES ( 1761 - 1825 ), minister (Congl.) ;

b. in 1761 at Penysgwarn , Llanwnda, Pembs. He was well educated in his youth, and served as a solicitor's secretary for a while. He became a member of Rhos-y-caerau church , where he began to preach . He went to Wrexham academy under Jenkin Lewis ( DWB , 554) , and after completing his course he received a call from his mother-church of Rhos-y-caerau and was ord. there on 20 Oct. 1795 . He took a leading part, with others, in establishing English causes in the English parts of Pembrokeshire . On account of his knowledge of the law, and his particular ability to plead the cause of the suffering, he was considered to be a wise leader both within and outside the church. He was a person of cultured mind, of mature and sound judgement, and a preacher who was greatly admired. He d. in 1825 aged 64.


  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , iii, 35;
  • Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru , ii, 263-4.


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

Published date: 2001