Born 24 November 1760 of well-to-do parents, at Pen-blaen, Aberedw, Radnorshire. In spite of the opposition of his parents he joined the Methodists when he was still quite young and began to preach in 1782. He received his education at Trevecka, where he continued to live for seven years after having been ordained. He was one of those who were set apart at the first Methodist ordination at Llandeilo, 1811. He was a powerful preacher both in English and in Welsh, and frequently conducted the services at Philip Oliver's chapel at Chester. In middle age he became too corpulent to continue touring and in 1818 accepted a call to the ministry of Castle Street Independent church, Abergavenny. He died 10 April 1831.
Published date: 1959
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