PARRY, DAVID (1760 - 1821), Calvinistic Methodist minister

Name: David Parry

Date of birth: 1760

Date of death: 1821

Gender : Male

Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister

Area of activity: Religion

Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Born 13 February 1760 at Llwyndiriad, Caeo, Carmarthenshire, son of Dafydd Parry. As a young man, he joined the Methodists and began to preach in 1778, after which he was a student at lady Huntingdon’s college at Trevecka for a short time. In 1784 he married Margaret Evans of Llofft-wen, Llanwrtyd, and c. 1797-8 went to live at Cilfach, Llanwrtyd. He was one of the first batch of ministers ordained by the Methodists at Llandeilo in 1811. He was a very notable preacher and his services were frequently in demand at the Associations. He died 27 April 1821, and was buried inside Rhydybere chapel.