MORRIS, WILLIAM (Rhosynnog, 1843 - 1922), Baptist minister of Noddfa, Treorchy, Glam.;

Name: William Morris
Pseudonym: Rhosynnog
Date of birth: 1843
Date of death: 1922
Parent: David Morris
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist minister
Place: Treorchy, Glam.
Area of activity: Religion
Author: William Joseph Rhys

b. 12 September 1843 at Tre-boeth, Swansea, son of David Morris. He started by training to become an engineer. He was educated at the Swansea academy (kept by G. P. Evans) and at Pontypool, and was ordained at Treorchy. He was secretary of the Welsh Baptist Union, 1879-98, and afterwards became its president. He was a promoter of cultural, temperance, and educational movements in the Rhondda Valley and was a prominent lecturer and politician. He started five new Baptist causes. He was a frequent contributor to periodicals — Y Bedyddiwr Cymreig, Y Ffenestr, Yr Ymwelydd Misol, Yr Herald Cenhadol, etc., he also published a commentary on the epistles of S. James and Titus. He died 21 December 1922.


Published date: 1959

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