EDWARDS, THOMAS (1649 - 1700), of Rhual, Flintshire, Puritan controversialist

Name: Thomas Edwards
Date of birth: 1649
Date of death: 1700
Spouse: Jane Edwards (née Davies)
Parent: Elizabeth Edwards
Parent: Thomas Edwards
Gender: Male
Occupation: Puritan controversialist
Home: Rhual
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Robert Tudur Jones

Born at Rhual 9 October 1649, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Edwards. On 2 August 1672 he married Jane, fifth daughter of Robert Davies, Gwysaney; they had no issue.

Thomas Edwards was a member of the Dissenting church at Wrexham, and in the controversy about the views of Daniel Williams he supported the Independents and High Calvinism. His chief contribution to the controversy was the book, The Paraselene dismantled of her Cloud or Baxterianism Barefac'd (London, 1699). He accepted believers’ baptism on 4 September 1695 — N.L.W. (Rhual MS. 80).

He died 21 December 1700.


Published date: 1959

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