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

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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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R. M. J. Jones

revised by Mari A. Williams

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

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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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R. M. J. Jones

revised by Mari A. Williams

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 ...

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R. M. J. Jones

revised by Robert V. Smith

Hughes, John (1796–1860), Calvinistic Methodist minister, was born at Adwy'r-clawdd, near Wrexham, on 11 February 1796, son of Hugh Hughes (1763–1850) and his wife, Mary Davies, only child of Edward Davies of Adwy. He was the younger brother of Richard Hughes (1794–1871), founder of the publishing house of ...

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Jones, David Martyn Lloyd- (1899–1981), Calvinistic Methodist minister, was born on 20 December 1899 in the family home at Donald Street, Cardiff, the second of three sons of Henry Lloyd-Jones (d. 1922) and his wife, Magdalene Evans (1872–1951). The family owned a shop and milk-round business first at ...

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Jones, John [known as John Jones Tal-y-sarn] (1796–1857), Calvinistic Methodist minister and hymn writer, was born at Tan-y-castell, Dolwyddelan, Caernarvonshire, on 1 March 1796, the son of John and Elinor Jones. His father died when John was twelve years of age, and the direction of the family farm fell upon him, but he afterwards worked as a labourer and as a quarryman at ...

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D. L. Thomas

revised by Robert V. Smith

Jones, John Ogwen (1829–1884), Calvinistic Methodist minister, the son of David and Elizabeth Jones, was born on 2 June 1829 at Tyddyn, Llanllechid, on the banks of the Ogwen, near Bangor. He was educated at Bangor and at Botwnnog grammar schools, and was employed between 1844 and 1849 as a merchant's clerk in ...

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Jones, Owen [pseud. Meudwy Môn] (1806–1889), Calvinistic Methodist minister and writer, was born on 15 July 1806, the son of John and Ellen Thomas of Gaerwen, in the parish of Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog, Anglesey. His parents died when he was young, and he was brought up by his aunt and attended the village school from the age of six. He showed early promise, and was sent to ...

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Jones, Robert Ambrose [pseud. Emrys ap Iwan] (1848–1906), writer and Calvinistic Methodist minister, was born at the cottage of Ffordd-las, Bryn Aber, Abergele, on 24 March 1848 (not 1851 as in references prior to 1987), the eldest of the five children of ...

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Jones, Thomas (bap. 1756, d. 1820), Calvinistic Methodist minister, was born at Penucha, Caerwys, Flintshire, and baptized in Caerwys on 20 February 1756, the eldest son of Edward Jones (1713–1802), a comparatively wealthy farmer, and his wife, Jane (1732–1764). He was educated at the grammar school of ...

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Mills, John [pseud. Ieuan Glan Alarch] (1812–1873), Calvinistic Methodist minister and writer, was born on 19 December 1812 at Mount Street, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, the fourth son of Edward Mills (1785–1849), a wool weaver and manufacturer, and his wife, Mary Evans (d...

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J. E. Lloyd

revised by Martin Wellings

Rees, Henry (1798–1869), Calvinistic Methodist minister, eldest son of David Rees of Chwibren Isaf in the parish of Llansannan, Denbighshire, and Anne, née Williams, of Cefn Fforest, was born on 15 February 1798. William Rees (1802–1883) was his brother. His father, who moved in a short time to ...

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Roberts, John [pseud. Ieuan Gwyllt] (1822–1877), Calvinistic Methodist minister and hymn writer, better known by the pseudonym under which he composed one of his earliest works, was born at Tanrhiwfelen, Penllwyn, near Aberystwyth, on 27 December 1822, the son of Evan Roberts...