His early history is still obscure. He is said to have been convinced of his sin under the ministry of David Jones (nephew of Griffith Jones, Llanddowror ?) at the Llanlluan chapel-of-ease; this conviction was deepened by the preaching of Howel Harris and the full light burst upon him about August 1743 — one of the few relatively certain dates in his early history. He was a Wesleyan lay preacher from 1746 until his death in 1799. Although he is said to have preached in Cornwall on one occasion, he generally confined his activities to the Wesleyan societies of South Wales; in the records of the 1747 conference he is mentioned among those ‘that assist us only in one place.’ In 1779 Wesley says that it is not intended that he should be an established minister in any one place: ‘he is only permitted to preach up and down, chiefly in Welsh, at the discretion of the Assistant.’ He remained on friendly terms with Howel Harris all his life, and preached at Trevecka in 1771 and 1772. He wrote Profiad Tufewnol o Nefoedd ac Uffern, 1750; Hymnau ar Amryw Ystyriaethau, 1752; Pregeth ar Farwolaeth y Parchedig G. Whitefield … gan J. Wesley (trans. by Llwyd, 1771); Marwnad … Howell Harris, 1773.
Published date: 1959
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