JENKINS, LLEWELYN (1810 - 1878), printer and publisher

Name: Llewelyn Jenkins
Date of birth: 1810
Date of death: 1878
Parent: Martha Jenkins (née Edmunds)
Parent: John Jenkins
Gender: Male
Occupation: printer and publisher
Area of activity: Printing and Publishing
Author: Griffith Milwyn Griffiths

Born in 1810, he was the fourth son of John Jenkins (1779 - 1853) of Hengoed, Glamorganshire. In his young days he worked in his father's printing office, first at Merthyr Tydfil, and then at Maesycymer, Monmouth. With his brother John he took over the business in 1831, moving to Cardiff, and took sole charge on his brother's departure to become a missionary in 1834. He was especially active in the printing and publishing of Baptist periodicals, amongst them Greal y Bedyddwyr, Ystorfa y Bedyddwyr, Y Bedyddiwr, Y Gwir Fedyddiwr . He was also responsible for compiling a Baptist handbook in 1843 and 1844. The business was sold in June 1844, and he retired to live at Bryngwyn, Pontnewydd. He was joint author of Cofiant Thomas Morris … Casnewydd ar Wysg, 1847, and of a biography of his father, Hanes … John Jenkins, … Hengoed , 1859. In 1861 appeared his history of the Baptist church at Hengoed, called Hengoediana … Hanes Eglwys y Bedyddwyr yn Hengoed … hyd 1860 . He was a very active figure in Baptist circles as a preacher and administrator, serving as secretary of the Baptist Building Fund in Wales for many years, and being president of the Welsh Baptist Union in 1876. He died 19 September 1878.


Published date: 1959

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