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MORRIS , WILLIAM ( Rhosynnog , 1843 - 1922 ), Baptist minister of Noddfa , Treorchy, Glam. ; b. 12 Sept. 1843 at Tre-boeth , Swansea , son of David Morris . He started by training to become an engineer . He was educated at the Swansea academy (kept by G. P. Evans , q.v. ) and at Pontypool , and was ordained at Treorchy . He was secretary of the Welsh Baptist Union , 1879-98 , and afterwards became its president . He was a promoter of cultural, temperance, and educational movements in the Rhondda Valley and was a prominent lecturer and politician . He started five new Baptist causes . He was a frequent contributor to periodicalsY Bedyddiwr Cymreig , Y Ffenestr , Yr Ymwelydd Misol , Yr Herald Cenhadol , etc., he also published a commentary on the epistles of S. James and Titus . He d. 21 Dec. 1922 .

Bibliography:

  • The Baptist Union of Wales Handbook and Diary , 1909 ;
  • Seren yr Ysgol Sul yn cynwys bywgraffiaeth, hanesiaeth naturiol, barddoniaeth, cerddoriaeth, &c.; , Llanelli , Sept. 1943 ;
  • Enwogion Presennol y Pulpud Cymreig , 1887 , i.

Author:

Rev. William Joseph Rhys, (1880-1967), Gelli, Rhondda / Treherbert