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ROWLAND , HENRY ( 1551 - 1616 ), bishop of Bangor ; b. at Mellteyrn, Llŷn, Caerns. , the son of Rolant ap Robert and Elizabeth , daughter of Gruffydd ap Robert Vaughan of Talhenbont . He was educated at a school in the parish of Penllech and at New College , Oxford ( B.A. 1574 , M.A. 1577 , B.D. 1591 , D.D. 1605 ). Ordained on 14 Sept. 1572 ; he became rector of Mellteyrn , 1572-81 ; rector of Langton ( Oxon. ), 1581-1600 ; prebendary of Penmynydd , Anglesey , 1584-93 ; rector of Aberdaron , 1588 ; archdeacon of Anglesey , 1588 ; dean of Bangor , 1593 ; bishop of Bangor , 1598-1616 . As bishop he held ‘in commendam’ the livings of Trefdraeth , Anglesey , and Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch, Denbs. He d. 6 July 1616 . He appears during his lifetime to have repaired Bangor cathedral ; he also bequeathed £20 towards its re-roofing. He established scholarships at Jesus College , Oxford , and bequeathed lands for the establishment of a school at Mellteyrn ( Botwnnog ) and almshouses at Bangor . He m. Frances Hutchins of Langton , but left no issue.

Bibliography:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • Browne Willis , A survey of the cathedral church of Bangor; and the edifices belonging to it … , 1721 , 109-10;
  • John Morgan Coffadwriaeth am y Gwir Barchedig Henry Rowland, D.D., Arglwydd Esgob Bangor (1598-1616) sylfaenydd Ysgol Ramadegol Rad Bottwnog, Llyn , Bangor, 1910 , 1910 ;
  • J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families , 1914 , 269;
  • Reports of the Historical Manuscripts Commission , Cecil , viii, 368 and 470;
  • A. Ivor Pryce The Diocese of Bangor in the sixteenth century being a digest of the registers of the bishops, A.D. 1512-1646 , 1923 passim .

Author:

Professor Glyn Roberts, M.A., (1904-1962), Bangor