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PHILLIPS , DAVID ( 1812 - 1904 ; DWB , 757-8).

B. 14 Dec. 1812 .

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PHILLIPS , DAVID ( 1812 - 1904 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister, poet and editor ;

b. in 1812 at Bancyfelin, Carms. , son of the Rev. Joshua Phillips ( 1785 - 1868 ) and grandson of John Phillips ( 1750 - 1842 ) of Meidrym , who was also a well-known Methodist preacher . As a young man he went to live at Maes-teg, Glam. , where he was postmaster . He began to preach in 1839 and was, in some sense, the pastor of Tabor chapel . He was ordained in the Association at Aberafan , 1854 . In 1873 he went to live in Swansea , where he d. 5 June 1904 , and was buried in Crug-glas cemetery . A volume of his devotional poems was published under the title Y Dyn Crist Iesu . He and Thomas Levi (q.v.) were joint editors of a children's magazine , Yr Oenig , 1853-6 . Many of his writings are to be found in the various Calvinistic Methodist periodicals.

Sources:

  • Y Drysorfa , 1842 , 128, 1905, 16;
  • Y Geninen (Gŵyl Dewi), 1905 , 10;
  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1905 , 204;
  • J. Evans , Biographical Dictionary of Ministers and Preachers of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Body … to the close of the year 1850 (1907) , 242;
  • T. M. Jones , Llenyddiaeth fy Ngwlad (1893) , 153;
  • J.M. Jones , Hanes Eglwys Tabor, Maesteg , 21.

Author:

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

Published date: 2001