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He became famous throughout the length and breadth of Wales as a preacher — so much so that, during this period, he and William Williams ( 1781 - 1840 ) were the preachers mostly in demand at preaching assemblies. In 1835 he moved to Carmarthen to take charge of the church in Lammas Street , but shortly afterwards his health began to fail and he d. 8 Aug. 1842 . He was buried in Lammas Street burial ground.
He was above all a doctrinal preacher , and his congregations sometimes had difficulty in following him, but so striking was his delivery that he rarely failed to captivate them. An article written by him can be found in the volume entitled Galwad Ddifrifol (A Serious Call), better known as ‘ Y Llyfr Glas ’ (The Blue Book), published by John Roberts of Llanbrynmair , advocating the ‘ New System .’ The antiquary Edward Breese was his son.
Reverend Richard Griffith Owen, M.A., (1890-1973), Bangor
Published date: 1959