FOULKES, WILLIAM (d.1691), cleric and translator

Name: William Foulkes
Date of death: 1691
Child: William Foulkes
Parent: John Foulkes
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and translator
Area of activity: Religion; Scholarship and Languages
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

son (says Ashton) of a cleric called John Foulkes; he went to Jesus College, Oxford, in 1650 (his age at that time is not given), and graduated in 1653. He was sinecure rector of Cwm (near Rhuddlan) in 1660-1, rector of Llanfyllin (and also of Llanbrynmair) 1661-91 — together with Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa after 1680 — and canon of S. Asaph from 1662. He died at Llanfyllin at the beginning of 1691, and was buried on 9 January In 1685, he prepared for press Gweddi'r Arglwydd wedi ei hegluro, an exposition of the Lord's Prayer, by bishop George Griffith, and in 1688 published a Welsh translation of bishop Ken's Practice of Divine Love.

He had a son, WILLIAM FOULKES, who graduated from Jesus College, Oxford, in 1699 (B.C.L. 1705, D.C.L. 1707). The name ‘Gul. Fowkes LL.D. e coll. Iesu’ appears at the foot of a composition in verse in the appendix to Cardiff MS. 26.

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Published date: 1959

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