LEWIS, JOHN (fl. 1646-1656), of Glasgrug, Cardiganshire, Puritan author

Name: John Lewis
Parent: Mary Lewis
Parent: James Lewis
Gender: Male
Occupation: Puritan author
Home: Glasgrug
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Robert Tudur Jones

son of James Lewis of Cwmowen, and Mary his wife, heiress of Glasgrug. (S. R. Meyrick, History and Antiquities … of … Cardigan, 1907 ed., 308.) As a Presbyterian, he advocated acceptance of the Covenant during the Civil War, and his report for Parliament was acknowledged in his appointment as one of the Commissioners of the Act for Propagation (1650). His pamphlet in support of Parliament had appeared in 1646 under the title Contemplations upon these Times. In his correspondence with Richard Baxter and Dr. John Ellis (died 1665), Dolgelley, he advocated the setting up of a national college in Wales for training ministers. In 1656 he published Some Seasonable and Modest Thoughts. In the same year he was made a J.P. for the county of Cardigan.


Published date: 1959

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