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Charles, David (1762–1834), Calvinistic Methodist preacher and writer, a younger brother of the celebrated Thomas Charles of Bala, and son of Rees Charles, farmer, and his wife, Jael Bowen, was born at Pant-dwfn, Llanfihangel Abercywyn, in Carmarthenshire, on 11 October 1762. He was apprenticed to a flax dresser and rope maker at ...

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Charles, David (1812–1878), Calvinistic Methodist minister and educationist, was born on 23 July 1812 in Bala, the fourth in the family of three daughters and two sons of Thomas Rice Charles (d. 1819), a linen draper, and his wife, Maria, née Jones...

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Davies, David Charles (1826–1891), Calvinistic Methodist minister and college head, was born at Aberystwyth on 11 May 1826, the eldest son of Robert Davies (1790–1841), a draper, and Eliza, daughter of David Charles of Carmarthenshire. His father was one of the leading laymen among the Calvinistic Methodists of ...

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Edwards, Lewis (1809–1887), Calvinistic Methodist minister and college head, eldest child of a small farmer, Lewis Edward (1783–1852) and his wife, Margaret (1785–1854), was born on 27 October 1809 at Pwllcenawon, near Penllwyn in the parish of Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire. His parents were pious Methodists of conviction and the young ...

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Lewis Edwards (1809–1887) by unknown engraver by courtesy of the National Library of Wales

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Edwards, Roger (1811–1886), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author, the son of Roger (1779–1831) and Elizabeth Edwards, was born at Tegid Street, Bala on 26 January 1811, the year in which the Calvinistic Methodists first assumed the power to ordain their own ministers. He grew up amid the controversy over ...

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Elias, John (1774–1841), Welsh Calvinistic Methodist minister, was born at Crymllwyn Bach farm in the parish of Aber-erch, Caernarvonshire, on 6 May 1774, the eldest of the six children of Elias Jones (1752–1822) and his wife, Jane Roberts (1749–1833). The most decisive influence upon his early religious development was his paternal grandfather, ...

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John Elias (1774–1841) by Hugh Jones, 1838 by courtesy of the National Library of Wales

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Evans, John (1779–1847), Calvinistic Methodist preacher, was born at Cwm Gwen, Pencader, Carmarthenshire, in October 1779, the son of John Evans and his wife, Rachel. His parents gave him a religious education, and he could read his Bible when he was four. He was sent to the best schools within reach, and under ...

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Hughes, James [pseud. Iago Trichrug] (1779–1844), Welsh Calvinistic Methodist minister, was born at Neuadd-ddu, in the parish of Ciliau Aeron, at the foot of Trichrug Mountain, Cardiganshire, on 3 July 1779. After being educated locally, he became an apprentice blacksmith, and at the age of twenty-one settled at ...