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Edmwnd Prys

PRYS, Edmwnd. b. Llanrwst, Denbighshire, 1542/3; d. Maentwrog, Merioneth, 1623. He received his early education in the Grammar School of the Diocese of St Asaph. He went as a student to St John’s College, Cambridge in 1565 (BA 1568, MA 1571). He was ordained deacon in 1567 and priest in 1568. He became a Fellow of St John’s College in 1570, College Preacher in 1574, College chaplain in 1575, and University preacher in the same year. He was appointed to parishes in North Wales, a number of which he held in plurality, and in 1576 he was made Archdeacon of Meirionnydd (Merioneth), in which office he remained until his death, living in Maentwrog. He probably assisted Bishop William Morgan with...

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