BEADLES, ELISHA (1670 - 1734), Quaker and writer

Name: Elisha Beadles
Date of birth: 1670
Date of death: 1734
Spouse: Anne Beadles (née Handley)
Parent: Elizabeth Beadles (née Jenkins)
Parent: John Beadles
Gender: Male
Occupation: Quaker and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Thomas Mardy Rees

Son of John Beadles of Kempston, Beds., and Elizabeth, heiress of Walter Jenkins of Pant, a Quaker. He married Anne Handley in 1699. He translated into Welsh the treatise by his grandfather, Walter Jenkins, entitled, ' The law given forth out of Zion, etc. ', the translation being printed at Shrewsbury c. 1715, under the title Y gyfraith a roddwyd allan o Sion wedi ei gyfieithu i'r Gymraeg er lleshad i bawb.

Beadles also wrote a preface to Theodor Eccleston's replies to Thomas Andrews, vicar of Llanover, who had written about Quakers to a Pontypool parishioner. He sent an account of the beginnings of Quakerism in South Wales to the Meeting for Sufferings in London, dated 21 August 1720. He died in 1734.


Published date: 1959

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