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LEWELLIN , LLEWELYN ( 1798 - 1878 ), cleric ;

b. 3 Aug. 1798 , third son of Richard Lewellin of Tremains , Coity , near Bridgend, Glam. , and his wife [ Maria ], daughter of David Jones of Llan-gan ( 1736 - 1810 ) (q.v.) . He was educated at Cowbridge grammar school and Jesus College , Oxford , graduating B.A. 1822 , M.A. 1824 , B.C.L. 1827 , and D.C.L. 1829 . He was ordained deacon in 1822 and priest in 1823 by the bishop of Oxford , and in 1826 was offered, and accepted, the headmastership of Bruton grammar school , Somerset . Instead of taking this up he went to S. David's College , Lampeter , as its first principal , in 1827 , and held the post till his death at Lampeter on 25 Nov. 1878 , where he was also buried. He was also vicar of Lampeter (from 1834 ) and dean of S. Davids (from 1843 ).

Sources:

  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • J. Vyrnwy Morgan , Welsh Political and Educational Leaders in the Victorian Era (1908) , 1908 ;
  • A. O. Evans , A Chapter in the History of the Welsh Book of Common Prayer; or, the letters which were written preparatory to the revised edition of 1841. Annotated, with biographical sketches (Bangor, 1922) , iii, 306.

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959