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BOWEN , D.E. ( fl. 1840-80 ), editor, author and Baptist minister in U.S.A.

Born in Glamorgan but moved to U.S.A. in his youth. He was a Welsh Baptist minister in Carbondale , Pennsylvania for a period. He came to prominence as the editor of Y Gwyliedydd ( 1843 ), the first periodical provided by the Welsh Baptists in the U.S.A. , and its successor, Y Seren Orllewinol ( 1844 ). He may also have been responsible for editing Y Beread ( 1841 ), a fortnightly Baptist newspaper. He published The Berean; or Miscellaneous Writings of the Reverend D.E. Bowen, Carbondale, Pa. ( Carbondale , n.d. ); a Lecture on the Life and Genius of the Reverend John Williams, Senior Pastor of the Oliver Street Baptist Church, New York ( New York , n.d. ).


  • Y Seren Orllewinol , 1844 , 10;
  • Ashby Manuscript at University College of North Wales, Bangor .


Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 2001