LEWIS, MATHEW (1817? - 1860), Congregational minister and writer

Name: Mathew Lewis
Date of birth: 1817?
Date of death: 1860
Gender: Male
Occupation: Congregational minister and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Griffith Milwyn Griffiths

Born at Llanidloes. A weaver by trade, he was induced to enter the ministry. After a few years’ residence in Anglesey in the double capacity of schoolmaster and pastor, he held pastorates at Bangor and Holywell. Resigning from the ministry, he then went to Liverpool as sub-editor of Yr Amserau. Amongst his contributions to this paper were two tales — ‘Rhydderch Prydderch,’ and ‘Y Ddwy Lili.’ He also wrote articles to the Traethodydd. Leaving Liverpool he took charge of the Congregational church at Newtown, Montgomeryshire. He again resigned from the ministry, and enlisted as a soldier, dying in China in 1860, at the age of 43.


Published date: 1959

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