PRICE, DAVID (fl. 1700-1742), Independent minister, and schoolmaster

Name: David Price
Gender: Male
Occupation: Independent minister, and schoolmaster
Area of activity: Education; Religion
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Nothing is known about his early life but it is thought that he was educated at Roger Griffith's Academy at Abergavenny. He was ordained minister of Maesyronnen church, Radnorshire, c. 1700. He lived at Llwyn-llwyd, in the parish of Llaneigon, Brecknock, where he kept a grammar school - Hugh Evans of Bristol and Howel Harris of Trevecka were among his pupils. In 1735 Carmarthen Academy was transferred to Llwynllwyd and Vavasor Griffiths, minister of the Independent church at Maes-gwyn, was appointed its principal. It is probable that the grammar school and the Academy were amalgamated and that the two teachers co-operated in carrying on the work. David Price died in August 1742.


Published date: 1959

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