PHILLIPS, DAVID (1812 - 1904), Calvinistic Methodist minister, poet and editor

Name: David Phillips
Date of birth: 1812
Date of death: 1904
Parent: Joshua Phillips
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister, poet and editor
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Poetry; Printing and Publishing; Religion
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Born 14 December 1812 at Bancyfelin, Carmarthenshire, son of the Rev. Joshua Phillips (1785 - 1868) and grandson of John Phillips (1750 - 1842) of Meidrym, who was also a well-known Methodist preacher. As a young man he went to live at Maes-teg, Glamorganshire, where he was postmaster. He began to preach in 1839 and was, in some sense, the pastor of Tabor chapel. He was ordained in the Association at Aberafan, 1854. In 1873 he went to live in Swansea, where he died 5 June 1904, and was buried in Crug-glas cemetery. A volume of his devotional poems was published under the title Y Dyn Crist Iesu. He and Thomas Levi were joint editors of a children's magazine, Yr Oenig, 1853-6. Many of his writings are to be found in the various Calvinistic Methodist periodicals.


Published date: 1959

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