Born 16 May 1841 at Darowen, Montgomeryshire, grandson on his father's side of one of the first trustees of Tŷ-cerrig Wesleyan chapel. He was educated at the Normal College, Swansea (1861-2), and became first a salaried preacher in the Pwllheli circuit (1862-5) and then a minister in the following circuits: Amlwch (1865), Abergele (1867), Blaenau Ffestiniog (1869), Llanberis (1872), Bagillt (1874), Llanfaircaereinion (1877), Tregarth (1880), Bangor (1883), Dolgelley (1886), Coedpoeth (1889), Llanrhaeadr — ym — Mochnant (1892), Manchester (1894), Mold (1897), Conway (1900), Manchester (1903), Machynlleth (1905), and Coedpoeth (1907). He retired in 1910 and died at Bangor 16 February 1934. He was president of the Wesleyan assembly in 1906.
He wrote many articles for the Eurgrawn Wesleaidd, including a series on Welsh Wesleyan hymnology (1902-3). Among his publications may be mentioned his commentaries on Romans 1889, John 1891, Hebrews 1892, Matthew 1895, Mark 1898, and Luke 1899; doctrinal books such as Rhagoriaeth Moesoldeb y Beibl, 1880, Athroniaeth Foesol y Beibl, 1883, Damcaniaeth Dadblygiad, 1880, and others; a hand-book on the Wesleyan system, Y Rheoliadur, 1885; and a valuable outline of his denomination's history, Methodistiaeth Wesleyaidd Gymreig, 1900. He also held provincial offices.
Published date: 1959
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