PRICE, DAVID (Dewi Dinorwig; 1804 - 1874), Congregational minister and writer

Name: David Price
Pseudonym: Dewi Dinorwig
Date of birth: 1804
Date of death: 1874
Gender: Male
Occupation: Congregational minister and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Robert (Bob) Owen

Born in 1804 in the parish of Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire. He was ordained on 30 October 1829 as minister of Capel Helyg (Llangybi) and its associate churches. After two years he became minister at Pen-y-bont-fawr, Montgomeryshire; here he became prominent as a temperance lecturer. Nine years later he moved to Denbigh where he became known for his radical leanings; he published a work advocating exemption for Nonconformists from the necessity to pay Church rates. In 1857 he emigrated to the U.S.A., where he ministered, successively, at Utica, Newark (Ohio), and Williamsburgh (Ohio). He contributed poems and articles to Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd under the pen-name of Dewi Dinorwig. He paid a visit to Wales in 1868. He was the author of (1) Y Catechism Cyntaf (Oswestry, 1840); (2) Darlith ar Ryddid Crefyddol … (Llanrwst, 1844); (3) Dyddiau y Dreth (Denbigh, 1855); (4) Yr Adeiladydd Teuluaidd … (Denbigh, 1855). He died in 1874, and was buried at Forest Home, U.S.A.


Published date: 1959

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