Born 28 August 1868 at Bryntirion, Gwalchmai, Anglesey, son of the Rev. Hugh Williams, his mother being the daughter of the Rev. John Charles (1784 - 1858) and sister of the Revs. Hugh (1806 - 1839), John (1809 - 1865), William (1817 - 1849), and David (1823 - 1860) Charles — the two latter being very popular preachers. (Thomas, another brother, died young.) He was educated at Oswestry, Bala, Aberystwyth, and Jesus College, Oxford, where he graduated with honours in 1897. In 1923 he received the degree of D.D. from Edinburgh University. He came straight from Oxford to become pastor of the Calvinistic Methodist church at Menai Bridge — his sole pastorate. He was moderator of the North Wales C.M. Association (1918-19) and of the General Assembly (1921-22). His preaching in Welsh and English was characterised by perfect artistry. Of fine personal appearance, he was endowed with a lively imagination, a rich resonant voice, and great fluency of speech. He had a keen wit and some of his epigrams are still remembered by his fellow-countrymen. He died 29 September 1927, and was buried at Llantysilio.
Published date: 1959
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