- J. R. Watson
Olivers, Thomas (bap. 1725, d. 1799), Methodist preacher and hymn writer, was the son of Thomas Olivers (d. 1729) and his wife, Penelope (d. 1730). The parish register of Tregynon, Montgomeryshire, shows that he was baptized on 8 September 1725. After his father and his mother died, he was entrusted to the care of a great-uncle, who, however, did not long survive ...