Born at Pant-y-blawd (or ‘Bryn-blawd’), Llanfihangel-Cilfargen, Carmarthenshire. He was a great-grandson of Thomas William (1697 - 1778), minister at Capel Isaac, and became a member of that church. He was well educated, and became a skilful veterinary surgeon — according to Gwilym Lleyn (in Enw. F.) he published a book on the horse. He was a married man, living on his freehold, Pant-arfon, when he began preaching. On 3 July 1822 he was called to the pastorate of Gwynfe (at a considerable distance from his home); he greatly increased the membership there, and retained office till his death. But he also took temporary charges from time to time — at Capel Isaac (1832-42) and at Crug-y-bar (1826-9), and he was the chief founder of Siloam (1822) at Pont-ar-Gothi. Articles by him appeared in Lleuad yr Oes, Yr Efangylydd, and Y Diwygiwr. He died at Pant-arfon, 29 April 1859, aged 71, and was buried at Capel Isaac.
Published date: 1959
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