ROBERTS, JOHN PRICE (1854 - 1905), Wesleyan minister and author

Name: John Price Roberts
Date of birth: 1854
Date of death: 1905
Parent: Catherine Roberts
Parent: William Roberts
Gender: Male
Occupation: Wesleyan minister and author
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born 7 February 1854 at Penmachno, son of William and Catherine Roberts. He became a lay-preacher in 1872, and (after serving in a shop at Manchester) was accepted for the ministry in 1876, going on to Richmond College. He began his ministry at Caernarvon (he was ordained at Liverpool in 1881), and served twelve circuits in all; he died at Tre-garth, 8 November 1905. He was a frequent contributor to Yr Eurgrawn, and something of a poet - his elegy on Joseph Thomas won esteem. He published (1903) a (Welsh) biography of Hugh Price Hughes, and was one of the authors of the biography of John Evans (1840 - 1897) of Eglwys-bach.


Published date: 1959

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