LEWIS, THOMAS (1823 - 1900), Baptist minister, and historical writer

Name: Thomas Lewis
Date of birth: 1823
Date of death: 1900
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist minister, and historical writer
Area of activity: History and Culture; Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: William Joseph Rhys

Born 3 August 1823 in the parish of Llandeilo'r-fan, Brecknock. In 1829 the family moved to Cwmdŵr where he was baptised in 1837. He worked in the woollen mills at Cwmdŵr and Llanwrtyd and began to preach in 1840 at Pantycelyn. He was trained for the ministry at Horeb (Cwmdŵr), at the school kept by Brutus, near Pentre-bach, at D. Williams's (Independent) school at Tredwstan, and at an academy at Pontypool. He was a minister at Llanddewi Rhydderch, 1848-56; Lanelli, Brecknock, 1856-9; Jerusalem, Rhymney, 1860-3; Penuel, Carmarthen, 1863-74; Moriah, Risca, 1874-80. He retired to Newport, Monmouth. He published Cofiant … Titus Lewis, Carmarthen; Cofiant … James Richard, Pontypridd; Ymddygiad y Feibl Gymdeithas Frytanaidd a Thramor at y Bedyddwyr; and Esboniad y Teulu. His Hunangofiant appeared in 1903 and his ' Hanes Eglwysi'r Bedyddwyr ym Mynwy hyd 1890,' still in manuscript, is kept in the county archives at Aber-carn. He was a frequent contributor to the periodicals, and wrote articles for the Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol (J.T. J.), the Geiriadur of Mathetes, and Y Gwyddoniadur. He died 2 December 1900.


Published date: 1959

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