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  • THOMAS, WILLIAM (Islwyn; 1832 - 1878), Calvinistic Methodist minister, and poet Born 3 April 1832 at Tŷ'r Agent near Ynys-ddu, a village in the Sirhowy valley, Monmouthshire. His two brothers, David Thomas and John Thomas, were surveyors and engineers and Islwyn began to learn the rudiments of their profession, but his brother-in-law, the Rev. D. Jenkyns ('Jenkyns y Babell') saw that he had the making of a preacher and he was sent to schools at Tredegar, Newport, and
  • LAKE, MORGAN ISLWYN (1925 - 2018), minister and pacifist Islwyn Lake was born on 14 March 1925 at Glasfryn, Llanwnda near Goodwick, Pembrokeshire, one of the three children of Morgan David Lake (1885-1982), headteacher, and his wife Annie Jessie (née Griffiths, 1894-1955). His grandfather on his mother's side, Ebenezer Griffiths, was one of the founder members of Ebeneser, the first Congregational chapel in the area. After primary school at Enner
  • JENKINS, JABEZ EDMUND (Creidiol; 1840 - 1903), cleric and poet Born at Gelli-groes, in the parish of Mynydd-islwyn, Monmouthshire, 24 December 1840, he was christened 16 July 1858 by the minister of the Congregational chapel at Mynydd-islwyn. He was ordained deacon 25 February 1872, with a title to the curacy of Llanedy, Carmarthenshire, and priest 24 February 1877, with a title to Llanfihangel Cwm-du, Brecknock. On 17 April 1879 he was licensed to the
  • EVANS, SAMUEL ISLWYN (1914 - 1999), educationalist Islwyn Evans was born in Cydweli on 29 December 1914, the third of twelve children of Samuel Evans (1885-1958), coal miner, and his wife Mary Ann (née Walters, 1886-1942). He received his primary education at Ysgol y Castell, Cydweli, and in 1926 he won a scholarship to Llanelli County Intermediate School, but left in the first year after being shamed for his poverty by a teacher. For the next
  • WALTERS, THOMAS (1729 - 1794), Independent minister who lived at his ancestral home, Pant-yr-hesg, Mynydd-islwyn, Monmouth. It is not known when he started to preach; he was obviously too young to have been recruited by Howel Harris during his mission to that neighbourhood, but it is equally clear that it was a revival of Methodistical nature which influenced him, for Philip David censures him time and again in his diary for ' ranting and roaring
  • WALTER, HENRY (1611 - 1678), Puritan preacher, Independent 1672 arrived, that stated quite definitely that his house was at Llantarnam (that being so, he was almost certainly a tenant of a Roman Catholic, one of the Morgan family of Llantarnam, and near neighbour also to Percy Enderbie, author of Cambria Triumphans, who was married to one of the Morgans). In 1675 Maurice looks upon him as the pioneer and guardian of the numerous Puritans of Mynydd Islwyn
  • DAVIES, DANIEL (1840 - 1916), cashier to the Ocean Collieries at Ton, Ystrad, Glamorganshire , and literary associations. He published the following pamphlets: Dewi Sant (an essay) (Carmarthen, 1863); Ymddiddan yn Nhy Capel y Cwm (Treherbert, n.d.); Darllen y Beibl yn yr Ysgolion Dyddiol (with J. D. Thomas) (Ystrad Rhondda, 1890); Y Parch. Daniel Rowland, Llangeitho, a Diwygwyr Methodistaidd ereill … Amddiffyniad (Treorchy, 1906); he edited the sermons of Islwyn (William Thomas, 1832 - 1878
  • JAMES, THOMAS (1827 - 1899), Calvinistic Methodist minister . He was minister of 'Capel Newydd,' Llanelly, until his death. He was a frequent contributor to the Drysorfa and the Cylchgrawn and was for some time joint editor of the latter with Edward Matthews and Islwyn. He was a powerful and enlightened preacher, and a shrewd leader of his denomination. He did more than any one else to establish the settled pastorate among the Carmarthenshire Methodists. He
  • HUGHES, ROYSTON JOHN (BARON ISLWYN), (1925 - 2003), politician have to select a candidate. Alan Howarth, the Conservative member for Stratford-on-Avon who had joined the Labour Party, stood at Newport East and won the seat. The name 'Hughes' was already used as a title by a number of peers and Roy Hughes decided to be known, as Baron Islwyn, of Casnewydd in the county of Gwent, as a homage to Mynyddislwyn overlooking his childhood home. He was one of a small
  • COSLETT, COSLETT (Carnelian; 1834 - 1910), collier and poet was buried in Groes-wen burial-ground, where later a monument to him (illustration in Cymru, O.M.E., xliii, 229) was erected. His elder brother, WILLIAM COSLETT (Gwilym Elian; 1831 - 1904), a colliery official, was also a poet, and indeed, at several eisteddfodau defeated Islwyn, but was never successful at a national eisteddfod. He died 22 September 1904, at Caerphilly. The brothers, members of
  • DAVIES, RICHARD (Tafolog; 1830 - 1904), poet and critic ,' 'Tangnefedd,' 'Yr Iachawdwriaeth,' 'Tragwyddoldeb.' Very little of his poetry is of lasting value, but it is an example of the philosophical aspect of the Romantic revival which it was the custom of the age to embody in long poems. His articles in Y Geninen are interesting as giving the standpoint of the followers of Islwyn, the school known as 'the New Poets.' He died 5 February 1904.
  • EDWARDS, RICHARD FOULKES (Rhisiart Ddu o Wynedd; 1836 - 1870), poet , Denbigh. He went to the Bala Independent College to train for the ministry and received a call to Mynydd-islwyn, Monmouth. He did not accept the call, but in May 1867 sailed to join his parents in the United States, and died there at Oskosh, Wisconsin, 8 March 1870.