Thomas Richards (priest)

Last updated

Thomas Richards (c.1687–1760) was a Welsh Anglican priest and writer.

Life

Richards was born in about 1687 in Llanychaearn, Cardiganshire, south Wales and educated at Jesus College, Oxford, where Joseph Trapp, the Oxford Professor of Poetry, described him as the best Latin poet since Virgil. Richards was ordained and was appointed as rector of Newtown in 1713. He became a canon of St Asaph's Cathedral in 1718, and rector of Llansannan in 1720 (a sinecure appointment). From 1718 until he died, he was additionally the rector of Llanfyllin Powys, Mid Wales. His literary contributions included translations of popular songs (from English to Welsh), an elegy on the death in 1737 of Queen Caroline (the wife of King George II), sermons and satires (including one called Hogland: or a description of Hampshire , in response to another author's satirical attack on Wales). He was a member of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion in 1759. He died in 1760, and was buried in Llanfyllin. [1]

Related Research Articles

William Foulkes was a seventeenth-century Welsh cleric and writer.

Llanfyllin Human settlement in Wales

Llanfyllin is a market town, community and electoral ward in a sparsely populated area in Montgomeryshire, Powys, Wales. Llanfyllin's community population in 2011 was 1,532, of whom 34.1% could speak Welsh. Llanfyllin means church or parish (llan) of St Myllin. The community includes the tiny settlements of Bodfach, Ty Crwyn, Abernaint and several farms.

Thomas Richards may refer to:

Thomas Richards, MA, D.Litt., F.R.Hist.S was a Welsh historian, author and librarian.

Humphrey Owen was the Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, from 1763 to his death.

David Powel was a Welsh Church of England clergyman and historian who published the first printed history of Wales in 1584.

Llanfechain Village in northern Powys, Wales

Llanfechain is a village and community in Powys, Wales, on the B4393 road between Llanfyllin and Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain. Historically it belonged to Montgomeryshire. The Afon Cain runs through. The population of 465 at the 2011 Census was estimated at 476 in 2019.

Robert Wynne (Chancellor of St Asaph)

Robert Wynne was a Welsh cleric and academic.

Richard Nanney (1691–1767) was an 18th-century evangelical priest in north Wales.

David Hughes was a Welsh Anglican priest and writer.

David Lewis was a Welsh Anglican priest and writer.

James Vincent (1718–1783) was a Welsh Anglican priest and schoolmaster.

Thomas Williams (1658–1726) was a Welsh Anglican priest and translator.

Events from the year 1760 in Wales.

John Griffith (V) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1715 to 1740.

The Ven. Archdeacon Charles Frederic Roberts MA, FSA, was a Welsh Anglican clergyman who served as Archdeacon of St Asaph in the Church in Wales from 1935 to 1942.

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1739 to Wales and its people.

Edward Holdsworth (1684–1746) was an English classical scholar, known as a neo-Latin poet.

John Humffreys Parry was a Welsh barrister and antiquarian.

David Thomas was a Welsh educationalist, Welsh language writer and Labour Party pioneer in Wales. Born in Llanfechain, Montgomeryshire, he taught mainly in Wales, initially as a non-certificated teacher, but he obtained a teacher's certificate in 1905. Thomas was active in the Labour Party and labour movement in North Wales. His first book, Y Werin a'i Theyrnas, was influential on trade unionists and Welsh Labour members.

References

  1. Davies, Sir William Llewelyn (1959). "Richards, Thomas (1687?–1760), cleric and author". Dictionary of Welsh Biography . National Library of Wales . Retrieved 23 March 2009.