HUMPHREYS, DAVID (1813 - 1866), minister (CM)

Name: David Humphreys
Date of birth: 1813
Date of death: 1866
Parent: Elizabeth Humphreys
Parent: Edward Humphreys
Gender: Male
Occupation: minister (CM)
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Evan David Jones

Born 13 October 1813, son of Edward and Elizabeth Humphreys, Glyndu, Llangynog, Montgomeryshire. He began preaching with the Calvinistic Methodists in 1840, and was ordained 1848; he attended Bala College for a short while. He was a pleasant person and a commendable preacher. He married a sister of Humphrey Evans, an elder at Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, where he spent the rest of his life. A skilful carpenter, he made a success of his business. The lands for building the British school and Bethesda chapel at Llanrhaeadr were donated by him. His family had poetic talent and his brother, ' Iorwerth Cynog ', was an excellent poet. Although David Humphreys wrote much verse, only a temperance hymn, ' Babel gwympa ', was published. He died 25 July 1866.


Published date: 2001

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