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EVANS, EDMUND (1791 - 1864), Wesleyan preacher

Name: Edmund Evans
Date of birth: 1791
Date of death: 1864
Gender: Male
Occupation: Wesleyan preacher
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Griffith Thomas Roberts

Born 9 July, 1791 at Aberdeunant, Llandecwyn, Merionethshire. After lengthy consideration he became a member of the Wesleyan society in December 1815, was made an elder in April 1816 and started to preach in February 1818. He soon became a popular and influential preacher and was known as Utgorn Meirion (the clarion of Meirion). He refused an invitation to minister to the old cause of Cilgwyn (1837) choosing to remain a Wesleyan lay preacher. For some periods he was a stipended lay preacher on various circuits, collecting towards clearing the debt on chapels, and a peripatetic evangelist under the aegis of the North Wales regional meeting. He published articles in Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd and edited a volume of sermons, Dwfr y Bywyd (c. 1855). He died 9 October, 1864.


Published date: 2001

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