WILLIS-BUND (formerly WILLIS), JOHN WILLIAM (1843 - 1928), writer on the history of the Welsh Church

Name: John William Willis-Bund
Date of birth: 1843
Date of death: 1928
Gender: Male
Occupation: writer on the history of the Welsh Church
Area of activity: History and Culture; Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born in 1843 at Wick Episcopi, Worcestershire; educated at Eton and Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated with 1st class honours in law; he was called to the Bar from Lincoln's Inn, and became F.S.A. He gave devoted service to his native county all his life, and was at one time chairman of its quarter sessions and of its county council. He died 7 June 1928. He was deeply interested in the history of the church in Wales, contributed articles to the Transactions of the Cymmrodorion Society (his paper on Peckham in Trans. Cymm., 1900-1, is worthy of notice), and edited for that society the Black Book of St. Davids (1902) — the work was but indifferently done. He also published a book, The Celtic Church of Wales, 1897; this propounded a theory of his own, and was judged by Louis Gougaud to be ‘dubious and prejudiced,’ and by Sir J. E. Lloyd to be ‘very haphazard.’


Published date: 1959

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