WILLIAMS, THOMAS (1658 - 1726), cleric and translator

Name: Thomas Williams
Date of birth: 1658
Date of death: 1726
Parent: Elizabeth Williams
Parent: William Williams
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and translator
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion; Scholarship and Languages
Author: Thomas Iorwerth Ellis

son of the Rev. William Williams and Elizabeth his wife; born at Eglwysbach, Denbighshire, 1658. He matriculated at Oxford from Jesus College, 3 April 1674, took his B.A. in 1677 and his M.A. in 1680. It is thought that he succeeded his father as rector of S. George, near Abergele, in 1684; possibly he was the Thomas Williams who was rector of Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog from 1687 to 1702. He was vicar of Llanrwst from 1690 to 1697, and rector of Denbigh from 1697 till his death in 1726. He translated a number of works into Welsh, including Eglurhad o Gatecism yr Eglwys by bishop Beveridge of St Asaph (1708), and a considerable book by R. Nelson - Cydymaith i Ddyddiau Gwylion ac Ymprydiau Eglwys Loegr (1712).


Published date: 1959

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