WILLIAMS, William, Pantycelyn. b. Cefncoed, Llanfair-ar-y-bryn, Camarthenshire, 11 February 1717; d. Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, 11 January 1791. Williams was the fourth child of John Williams, a farmer. In 1731 William’s mother, Dorothy, inherited the farm of Pantycelyn, into which, following the death of her husband, she moved in 1742. Williams married Mary Francis of Llansawel in about 1748 and they moved to live with his mother. In the Welsh manner Williams was distinguished from others of the same name by the addition of his place, ‘Pantycelyn’: he is often referred to in Welsh simply by that name.
He attended the Dissenting Academy of Llwyn-Llwyd, perhaps at Hay-on-Wye or at...
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