WILLIAMS, EVAN (1724 - 1758), Welsh Moravian

Name: Evan Williams
Date of birth: 1724
Date of death: 1758
Gender: Male
Occupation: Welsh Moravian
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born in Merioneth, 27 March 1724, a tailor. At 16, he went to London, and thence to Haverfordwest, but in 1748 he was in Bristol, a foundation-member of the Moravian society there (1748) and of the Congregation (1755). He was a studious man, knew several languages, and made a Welsh translation of Zinzendorff's ‘Berlin Discourses’ — this was revised and published in 1760 by John Gambold. In April 1758, Williams was sent to Derwen Deg, near Ruthin, to open a Moravian mission in North Wales; but he died there 2 May 1758, and was buried at Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd.


Published date: 1959

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