Thank you for your message. Yes, this must be the William Llewellyn (older
brother of David?) who as you detail was a preacher at the Zion Chapel in
Begelly. I have found one of his daughters buried there and it says that
she was the daughter of the much loved preacher William Llewellyn. So, I
wonder if your book has any detail on William Llewellyn's origins and
family? If so, I would be very grateful to learn more!
As for my David Llewellyn - he was buried at the Presbyterian Church but as
the headstone details, he was a Methodist!?!? There is a book on the
Methodist Churches and preachers of Pembrokeshire but I have never been
able to source a copy of it. I believe David is mentioned in this book,
but I have never seen a copy of it.
If you have any further information or thoughts, I would be very grateful
to hear more!
Many thanks! Bye for now, Sarah.
ps. Can you tell me please - does your book give the date William died and
On 2 April 2015 at 12:09, Dylan Davies <sdavies818(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I have the book A Presbyterian Album South Pembrokeshire Presbyterians
Churches 1913 to 1999 by Eifion Evans which lists all South Pembs
Calvinistic Methodist ministers (not just those dates) as an appendix in
There's no David Llewellyn listed, the first minister for Wiston is dated
from 1871, although the book says that the origins of the 'cause' at
Wiston go back to 1790 and the first chapel was built in 1813. There is a
William Llewellyn listed though who was minister of Zion, Begelly and
Bethesda, Saundersfoot 1828-44. The book gives his year of death as 1865.
On 2 Apr 2015 10:10, "CHRIS REAY via" <dyfed(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
> Hello List,
> As the list seems to be a little quiet these days, I thought I would drop
> you a line in case someone can help me with my Llewellyn conundrum!?
> My brick wall - *Thomas Llewellyn* (spelling variations as above!) 1758
> 1848 from Penffordd, Bletherston, Pembrokeshire and his wife was Martha.
> They are my direct ancestors and I am particularly interested in his *son,
> David Llewellyn* born abt. January 1790 - although baptised on 10 January
> 1793 in Bletherston. (Brother to my ancestor, Richard Llewellyn)
> David is detailed as a local preacher and farmer in 1851. He was married
> to *Jane Pardo* and had a large family - they lived at Cotland Mill,
> Llawhaden - just down the road from Bletherston.
> However, I am trying to prove that DAVID HARRY LLEWELLYN who became a
> priest is the same person? In many sources, David Harry Llewellyn is
> detailed as being baptised as David Llewellyn 10 January 1793 in
> Bletherston, ie the same baptism record that I have for my David
> David Llewellyn is buried at Wiston Presbyterian Church - died 1867.
> His gravestone details; 'He was an acceptable preacher and faithfully
> served the Calvinistic Methodist connection upwards of forty years.' The
> gravestone details Rev. David Llewellyn. His marriage certificate details
> David Harry Llewhelin.
> Some folk have his parentage being Thomas Llewellyn and Mary Harry. So,
> could MY Thomas have been married twice? I / we have never found a
> marriage record for either of Thomas' marriages.
> David may also have an older brother William who was also involved in the
> This is a conundrum - so complicated and I hope I haven't rambled on too
> much but can anyone shed any light on this family?
> Fingers crossed! MANY THANKS!!!
> Kind regards and best wishes, Sarah.
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