MARSDEN, THOMAS (1802 - 1849), cleric and author

Name: Thomas Marsden
Date of birth: 1802
Date of death: 1849
Parent: David Marsden
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and author
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born in 1802 (or 1801), son of David Marsden, a lead-miner of the Lampeter neighbourhood. He was educated at S. David's College there, ordained in 1827, and licensed to Llan-y-crwys (1827-9), Tir-abad (1829-31), and again to Llan-y-crwys (1831-8). From 1838 till his resignation in 1840, he was vicar of Brymbo, and from 1843 till his death, rector of Llanfrothen. He died 24 October 1849, in his 48th year says his tombstone. In 1838 he published Chwech ar Hugain o Bregethau; in 1843 another twenty-six sermons; and in 1848 a volume of hymns and other verse, entitled The Poet's Orchard, in which it is stated that he also published a letter against the proposed union of Bangor and St Asaph dioceses.


Published date: 1959

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