GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM (1777 - 1825), Independent minister and teacher

Name: William Griffiths
Date of birth: 1777
Date of death: 1825
Parent: John Griffiths
Gender: Male
Occupation: Independent minister and teacher
Area of activity: Education; Religion
Author: John Dyfnallt Owen

Born at Glandŵr, Pembrokeshire, the second son of John Griffiths (1731 - 1811). He was educated at the school of ‘one Mr. Foyle,’ at his father's school, and at Haverfordwest. He was admitted to the Wrexham Academy, 2 February 1795, and was an assistant there in his last year. He was ordained as joint minister with his father, 23 May 1803(?). He achieved some degree of prominence as a preacher in English and in Welsh. He was seriously ill in 1809, and again in 1824, and died 5 January 1825. He was very fond of writing and translating hymns, several of which are found in Y Caniedydd Cynulleidfaol Newydd.


Published date: 1959

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