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EDWARDS , THOMAS ( 1649 - 1700 ), of Rhual , Flints. , Puritan controversialist .

Born at Rhual 9 Oct. 1649 , son of Thomas and Elizabeth Edwards . On 2 Aug. 1672 he m. Jane , fifth daughter of Robert Davies , Gwysaney ; they had no issue.

Thomas Edwards was a member of the Dissenting church at Wrexham , and in the controversy about the views of Daniel Williams he supported the Independents and High Calvinism . His chief contribution to the controversy was the book, The Paraselene dismantled of her Cloud or Baxterianism Barefac'd ( London , 1699 ). He accepted believers’ baptism on 4 Sept. 1695 — N.L.W. (Rhual MS. 80) .

He d. 21 Dec. 1700 .

Sources:

  • N.L.W. pedigree roll (Rhual) MS. 223.

Author:

Reverend Principal Robert Tudur Jones, D.Phil., (1921-98), Bangor

Published date: 1959