LEWIS, JOHN (1792? - 1816), Wesleyan missionary

Name: John Lewis
Date of birth: 1792?
Date of death: 1816
Parent: Mary Lewis
Parent: Jenkin Lewis
Gender: Male
Occupation: Wesleyan missionary
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Evan Lewis Evans

son of Jenkin and Mary Lewis of Talsarn, Trefilan, Cardiganshire. Apparently, his parents attended Trefilan parish church, where he was christened on 23 January 1793. He was educated locally, and also at Castellhywel, under the famous David Davis. Joining the Wesleyans, he served during 1813 on the Dolgelley circuit. The following year he was accepted as an accredited missionary for the West India Islands. He was stationed for a time on the island of Antigua, proceeding thence to Spanish Town, Jamaica, where persecution had closed most of the stations. After labouring here for about three months, he died a victim of fever 17 July 1816.


Published date: 1959

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