BROMLEY, HUMPHREY (born 1796), Unitarian preacher

Name: Humphrey Bromley
Date of birth: 1796
Parent: Jane Bromley
Parent: Humphrey Bromley
Gender: Male
Occupation: Unitarian preacher
Area of activity: Religion
Authors: Robert Thomas Jenkins, Enid Pierce Roberts

He was probably the first Unitarian preacher in North Wales. He was the son of Humphrey (a gardener) and Jane Bromley, of Tre-brys, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Denbighshire, and was born 17 May 1796. Like his father, he was a gardener, but besides this he kept a school in a loft near Pont Maes Mochnant, having ‘at least 50 pupils.’ Originally an Anglican, he became a Unitarian preacher, supported financially by a local shopkeeper named Lloyd. In 1825 and 1826 he preached at the annual meetings of the South Wales Unitarian Association. He emigrated to the United States in 1833 and died there 13 December 1876 (Universalist Register, 1878, p. 86).


Published date: 1959

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