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Griffiths [née Thomas], Ann (bap. 1776, d. 1805), hymn writer in Welsh  

D. Ben Rees

Griffiths [née Thomas], Ann (bap. 1776, d. 1805), hymn writer in Welsh, born at a farmhouse called Dolwar-fach in the parish of Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire, the fourth of the five children of John Evan Thomas (1736–1804), a tenant farmer, and his wife, Jane, ...

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Shirley, Walter (1725–1786), Methodist preacher and hymn writer  

Edwin Welch

Shirley, Walter (1725–1786), Methodist preacher and hymn writer, the fourth son of the Hon. Laurence Shirley (1693–1743) and Anne (d. 1782), daughter of Sir Walter Clarges, was born on 23 September 1725 and baptized at Doveridge, Derbyshire, on 7 October. His father was the youngest son of ...

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Williams, Peter (1723–1796), biblical commentator  

R. Tudur Jones

Williams, Peter (1723–1796), biblical commentator, was born on 7 January 1723 at West Marsh, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, the son of Owen William (1694–1735), farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Bayly (d. 1733). Peter had an older sister, Hester (1720–1764), and a younger brother, ...