OWENS, OWEN (1792 - 1862), Independent minister, and schoolmaster

Name: Owen Owens
Date of birth: 1792
Date of death: 1862
Gender: Male
Occupation: Independent minister, and schoolmaster
Area of activity: Education; Religion
Author: Richard Griffith Owen

Born at Maes Angharad, Dolgelley, 21 August 1792. He was admitted to membership of the church by Cadwaladr Jones at Dolgelley in 1811. He kept a school, first in his own neighbourhood and later at Dinas Mawddwy, where he began to preach. In 1821 he was ordained minister of Rhes-y-cae and Salem churches, Flintshire, where he spent the rest of his life. He died 13 October 1862, and was buried in Nannerch parish churchyard. At Rhes-y-cae he had a day-school to look after as well as his ministry; he worked hard to pay off the debts on the chapels and travelled considerably for this purpose. He was known as a ‘sensible preacher’ and a ‘moderate Calvinist.’ Considering his lack of opportunity he succeeded in attaining a considerable degree of culture; he wrote a great number of articles for the Dysgedydd and published Holwyddoreg yr Ymneillduwyr Protestanaidd, gan y Parch. S. Palmer a'i helaethu gan O. Owens, Rhesycae. He represents the finest type of minister to be found in the remote country districts in those days.

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Published date: 1959

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