Born 11 April 1664, son of Pierce Lewis of Plas Llanfihangel Tre'r Beirdd, Anglesey, registrar of Bangor diocese, and his wife, Elizabeth Lloyd of Henblas, Llangristiolus. Entering Jesus College, Oxford, in 1681, he graduated in 1684, and seems to have remained at Oxford till 1690, to supervise the printing of the Bible, which is commonly associated with his kinsman bishop William Lloyd (1627 - 1717) of S. Asaph - at Oxford, Lewis was nicknamed ' the Welsh Rabbi.'
In 1690 he got the living of Llanfachraeth in Anglesey, became vicar of Bangor in 1693, and rector of Llanfairfechan in 1698. He died at Ruthin in May 1699. His edition of the Bible is not highly rated.
Published date: 1959
Article Copyright: http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/
The Dictionary of Welsh Biography is provided by The National Library of Wales and the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. It is free to use and does not receive grant support. A donation would help us maintain and improve the site so that we can continue to acknowledge Welsh men and women who have made notable contributions to life in Wales and beyond.
Find out more on our sponsorship page.