Born 24 April 1756 at Bwlchmelyn, Cenarth, Carmarthenshire. After working for some time on local farms he went to Conwil, where he was employed by Howell Howells, a tanner. At the age of 15 he became a weaver and worked at this craft in various factories at Conwil, Ffynnonhenry (where he was baptized), and Eglwyswrw. It was at Ffynnonhenry that he began to preach, in 1780. In 1782 he married and settled at Dolwen, Conwil. In June 1785 he and Nathaniel Williams were ordained ministers of Ffynnonhenry. For the next four years he took an energetic part in the Baptist mission in North Wales. In 1791 he was appointed minister of Felin-foel, Llanelly, where he died 16 April 1837.
Published date: 1959
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