GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM (1777-1825), Independent minister and teacher; born at Glandŵr, Pembs., the second son of John Griffiths (1731-1811) (q.v.). He was educated at the school of ‘one Mr. Foyle,’ at his father's school, and at Haverfordwest. He was admitted to the Wrexham Academy, 2 Feb. 1795 , and was an assistant there in his last year. He was ordained as joint minister with his father, 23 May 1803(?). He achieved some degree of prominence as a preacher in English and in Welsh . He was seriously ill in 1809, and again in 1824, and died 5 Jan. 1825. He was very fond of writing and translating hymns, several of which are found in Y Caniedydd Cynulleidfaol Newydd.
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Author: E. Perronet
Edward Perronet was the son of the Rev. Vincent Perronet, Vicar of Shoreham, Kent. For some time he was an intimate associate of the Wesleys, at Canterbury and Norwich. He afterwards became pastor of a dissenting congregation. He died in 1792. In 1784, he published a small volume, entitled "Occasional Verses, Moral and Social;" a book now extremely rare. At his death he is said to have left a large sum of money to Shrubsole, who was organist at Spafield's Chapel, London, and who had composed the tune "Miles Lane" for "All hail the power of Jesus' Name!"
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.
Perronet, Edward. The Perronets of England, grandfather, father, and son, were French emigres. David Perronet cam… Go to person page >