GRIFFITHS, GRIFFITH (1799 - 1845), Anglican missionary

Name: Griffith Griffiths
Date of birth: 1799
Date of death: 1845
Parent: Elizabeth Griffiths
Parent: Griffith Griffiths
Gender: Male
Occupation: Anglican missionary
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Evan Lewis Evans

christened 24 December 1799, son of Griffith and Elizabeth Griffiths, Ty'n–nant, Llanfihangel-genau'r-glyn, Cardiganshire. He was educated locally and under John Williams (1792 - 1858) at Lampeter grammar school. Ordained deacon, he sailed for Jamaica in 1825 as missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel; he was priested in Jamaica by bishop Lipscombe, and appointed to the Marchioneal Bay area; he was translated to Portland in 1833 and later to Trelawney; he ministered successfully among the Black population during the turbulent period of the emancipation of the enslaved. He died 8 December 1845.


Published date: 1959

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