PHILLIPS, EDWARD (1716 - c. 1776), cleric

Name: Edward Phillips
Date of birth: 1716
Date of death: c. 1776
Parent: Edward Phillips
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Griffith Thomas Roberts

son of Edward Phillips of Llanfaredd, Radnorshire. He became a member of Jesus College, Oxford, 8 November 1734, 'at 18 years of age'; B.A. 1738. He was rector of Maesmynys, near Builth, 1740-76. Although, in all probability, he was at first opposed to Methodism, he invited John Wesley to Brecknock in 1743 and from that time on supported Methodism - both Wesleyan and Calvinistic.


Published date: 1959

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