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MORRIS , WILLIAM ( 1783 - 1861 ; DWB , 667).

He is described as William Morris , ‘ Minister of the Gospel ’, Clydau , in his bond dated 22 Aug. 1822 to marry Lettice Morris , Llansteffan .

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MORRIS , WILLIAM ( 1783 - 1861 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

b. in Church Street , Kilgerran, Pembs. , in 1783 , son of Thomas and Margaret Morris . THOMAS MORRIS ( 1761 - 1831 ) was the superintendent of the C.M. society which met in his house and, when he was getting on for middle age, began to preach in west Wales , while continuing to follow his trade as a country boot-maker . He d. 17 Oct. 1831 . His son was also a boot-maker ; he joined the society as a young man and began to preach c. 1801 . In 1812 he was licensed as a dissenting minister ; and he was ordained at the Llangeitho Association in 1815 . About 1835-6 he moved to S. Davids , where he d. 8 Dec. 1861 , and was buried in the cathedral churchyard. He travelled a great deal throughout Wales and was held in high esteem by his contemporaries who regarded him as an ardent and lucid preacher . In 1873 a stout volume of his sermons was published under the editorship of George Williams .

Sources:

  • Y Drysorfa 1862 , 33, 70-3;
  • Methodistiaeth Cymru , 1851–6 , ii, 325;
  • Y Gwyddoniadur Cymreig , 1889-96 , vii, 587;
  • Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , ix, 58;
  • the family vault at Kilgerran.

Author:

Rev. Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 2001