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BEYNON , THOMAS (d. 1729 ), minister .

First minister of Brynberian Independent church ( Nevern ) and of other congregations in the vicinity. The date of his birth is unknown, but he had a son at Brynllywarch Academy as early as 1696 ; Brynberian meeting-house is said to have been built in 1690 .

Beynon 's name appears in John Evans 's lists of 1715 ; it is added that he lived at Rhydlogyn near Cardigan , and that he d. in June 1729 .

The fullest account of him is in D. M. Lewis , Cofiant Evan Lewis, Brynberian ( Aberystwyth , 1903 ). In Llyfryddiaeth y Cymry , under 1719 (1), we find him mentioned among the sponsors of a book published by Isaac Carter at Atpar ; see also ibid., 1717 (5).


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959