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BEADLES , ELISHA ( 1670 - 1734 ), Quaker and writer .

Son of John Beadles of Kempston, Beds. , and Elizabeth , heiress of Walter Jenkins of Pant , a Quaker . He m. Anne Handley in 1699 . He translated into Welsh the treatise by his grandfather, Walter Jenkins , entitled, ‘ The law given forth out of Zion, etc. ’, the translation being printed at Shrewsbury c. 1715 , under the title Y gyfraith a roddwyd allan o Sion wedi ei gyfieithu i'r Gymraeg er lleshad i bawb .

Beadles also wrote a preface to Theodor Eccleston 's replies to Thomas Andrews , vicar of Llanover , who had written about Quakers to a Pontypool parishioner. He sent an account of the beginnings of Quakerism in South Wales to the Meeting for Sufferings in London , dated 21 Aug. 1720 . He d. in 1734 .


  • T. M. Rees , A history of the Quakers in Wales and their emigration to North America (1925) .


Reverend Thomas Mardy Rees, (1871-1953), Neath

Published date: 1959