In 1693 , he was placed in charge of the Independent congregation at Denbigh , newly re-established by a visit ( 1690 ) of James Owen ; he remained there till his death in June 1729 , also ministering to the congregations of Wrexham and of Bala during pastoral vacancies at either place. He m. Anne , daughter of Robert Salusbury of Galltfaenan ( Palmer , ibid.); their daughter m. a prosperous Denbigh tradesman called Pugh , on whose land Swan Lane chapel was built in 1742 . Baddy 's congregation of sixty was (according to John Evans 's statistics of 1715 ) composed of people in very good circumstances; and tradition describes Baddy himself as being fashionably dressed and well mounted.
He was a diligent translator of theological works (list in Ashton , Hanes Llen. Gymreig , 167-77, and Williams , Llyfryddiaeth Sir Ddinbych , part 3). His original compositions, a metrical version of the Song of Solomon ( 1725 ), and some hymns appended to Pasc y Christion ( 1703 ), deserve mention, in spite of their literary defects, as the earliest known attempts at hymnody among Welsh Dissenters .
Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor
Published date: 1959