LEWIS, MOSES (fl. 1748-1800), Methodist exhorter, afterwards an Antinomian

Name: Moses Lewis
Parent: Arthur Lewis
Gender: Male
Occupation: Methodist exhorter, afterwards an Antinomian
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

son of Arthur Lewis of Fron, Brymbo, Denbighshire. He was one of the founders of the church in Adwy'r Clawdd and it was to his house that Peter Williams fled after his persecution in 1748. He began to exhort c. 1750. In 1751 he adhered to the party of Howel Harris, but soon repudiated him and refused to join his ‘Family’ at Trevecka. He became an Antinomian and established a small following in the Clwyd valley and in Caernarvonshire. He is named with Thomas Sheen, Thomas Meredith, and other prominent Antinomians, and in 1763 was referred to as one who preached the doctrines of the Relly brothers. Towards the end of his life he abandoned religion altogether; he died an ‘old man’ c. 1800.


Published date: 1959

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