THOMAS, JOHN (1760 - 1849), Calvinistic Methodist minister

Name: John Thomas
Date of birth: 1760
Date of death: 1849
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Born in Berwig parish, Cardiganshire. He had very few advantages in his early days; he married young and had a large family. He joined the Baptists in 1775 but became a Methodist in 1779. He went to London where he followed his trade as a draper; whilst there he joined the church at Wilderness Row but regularly listened to the famous William Romaine. He returned to Cardigan town where he began to preach c. 1795. He was selected to be ordained at the first Methodist ordination at Llandeilo, 1811. He preached severely but very excellently; a volume of his sermons was posthumously published. He died 3 February 1849 - the last survivor of those who were ordained in 1811.


Published date: 1959

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