Born 25 February 1812 in the Rheidol valley, Cardiganshire, son of Edward Jenkins of Ystumtuen. He was educated at the local schools; became a schoolmaster in various places in Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire; and after being accepted for the ministry went to the Hoxton Theological College for further education (1834-6). He was a minister in the following circuits: Swansea 1836, Cardiff 1838, Llanidloes 1839, Brecon 1842, Merthyr 1843, Carmarthen 1845, S. Davids 1848, Brecon 1851, Ebbw Vale 1854, Cardiff 1856, Aberdare 1859, Cowbridge 1862, Swansea 1865, Merthyr 1868, and Cardiff 1871. He was secretary of the Welsh province of South Wales, 1843-66, and its chairman, 1866-74. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Hughes (1778 - 1855). He retired in 1874 and died at Merthyr Tydfil 25 August 1877. He edited Trysor i Blentyn, 1839-41, Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd, 1839-41, and again in conjunction with Thomas Jones, 1857-9, and was one of the founders of Y Winllan, 1848; he was also the author of many articles in Yr Eurgrawn and of a number of books, mostly commentaries, and edited Bywyd a Gweinidogaeth Hugh Hughes, 1856. In addition, he was one of the editors of Casgliad o Hymnau, 1845.
Published date: 1959
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