RHYS, Morgan. b. Efail-fach, Cil-y-cwm, Carmarthenshire, 1 April 1716; d. August 1779. Very little is known of his life. Such as is known comes from the references to him in Welch Piety, the annual reports of the progress of the circulating schools that Gruffydd Jones (1683-1761) provided for the subscribers to that enterprise in universal education in Wales. It is clear that Morgan Rhys was a teacher in those schools between 1757 and 1775 and that his work with both children and adults was widely appreciated. He was referred to as a ‘Methodistical preacher’ in 1770, but for him to have been formally associated with the revival would have been against the rules of the circulating schools,...
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