William Williams

Rev William Williams

Born at Tan-y-coed, Pen-llin, Glamorganshire, 30 December 1817, son of Evan Williams.

He was educated at the Eagles school, Cowbridge.

He was admitted to full membership of the church at Pen-llin at the age of 18, and began to preach at the age of 21. He kept a school for a time at Brynsadler and Brychtwn, and was then engaged in trade at Cowbridge.

In 1844 he received a call to Pen-clawdd, Gower, and was ordained at the Bridgend Association, 1848.

He died 10 November 1900.

He was a popular preacher all his life, but it was as an author that he shone. His chief work is his Welsh Calvinistic Methodism. He was editor of Y Cylchgrawn, 1851-5, and a large number of articles written by him appeared in Y Drysorfa, Y Traethodydd, and Y Geninen.

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