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CHARLES , PHILIP ( 1721? - 1790 ), Presbyterian minister .

Little is known about him; he was a nephew of Philip David (q.v.) , and therefore presumably a Monmouthshire man. The name appears on the list of Carmarthen Academy students in 1745 . In 1749 he succeeded Richard Rees (q.v.) as pastor of the newly incorporated congregation at Cefn-coed-cymer , an offshoot of Cwm-y-glo . He was an Arminian , and probably later on an Arian . D. 19 May 1790 . His uncle's diaries have several references to him.


  • Yr Ymofynnydd , 1930 ;
  • Lewis , The History of the Hen Dy Cwrdd Cefn Coed y Cymmer (1947) , n.d., 78-80.


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

Published date: 1959