JEREMY, WALTER DAVID (1825 - 1893), barrister-at-law

Name: Walter David Jeremy
Date of birth: 1825
Date of death: 1893
Parent: John David Jeremy
Gender: Male
Occupation: barrister-at-law
Area of activity: Law
Author: John David Jones

Born at Cwmbedw, Pencarreg, Carmarthenshire, 5 May 1825, eldest son of John Jeremy. He attended the Presbyterian College, Carmarthen (1841-5), and the University of Glasgow (1845-8), where he graduated M.A. (1848) with honours in classics and philosophy. After spending some time as a private tutor he became minister of the Unitarian chapel at Northampton (1851-2). He then came to the conclusion that he was better fitted for the law [and entered Gray's Inn in 1856 ]; in 1887 he became a Bencher. He shunned publicity, but his knowledge of the law was of the greatest value to Welsh Nonconformity, particularly owing to his interest in Carmarthen College, the Independent College at Bala, and Dr. Williams's School, Dolgelley. He was a member of Dr. Williams's Trust and of the Presbyterian Board. He published Digest of the Proceedings in Chancery of the Dr. Williams's Trust and A History of the Presbyterian Fund and Dr. Williams's Trust. He died 18 September 1893.


Published date: 1959

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