HERRING, JOHN (1789 - 1832), Baptist minister

Name: John Herring
Date of birth: 1789
Date of death: 1832
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: William Joseph Rhys

Born in the parish of Trallwng, Brecknock, 8 February 1789, but brought up in the adjoining parish of Llanyspyddyd. The family became somewhat poor after the death of the boy's father in 1793 but the position was improved when he had a step-father in 1800 and the family moved to Pen-y-cae, Mon. He was baptized at Tredegar in 1804, and began to preach in 1805. He settled in Bethania, Cardigan, 1811, and it was there he died, 2 April 1832. Christmas Evans said that Herring had more of the attributes of a great preacher than anyone else in Wales. He was chairman of the south-west Wales Baptist Association, 1831-2, and the writer of the letter to the Churches on ‘the state of religion in our midst’; he also edited Greal y Bedyddwyr.

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Published date: 1959

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