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Evans, John

Calvinistic Methodist preacher, born near Wrexham. He moved to Bala in 1742 and joined the CM society there in 1745. Though soon an exhorter, he was not recognised as a preacher until 1765. Later he was to work closely with Thomas Charles and took a leading part in the first CM ordination service in 1811. He translated three of Wesley's publications into Welsh: Primitive Physick in 1759, and the Rules of the United Societies and the Short Account...of Nathaniel Othen in 1761.


  • A.H. Williams, Welsh Wesleyan Methodism (Cardiff, 1935)
  • G.P. Owen, Atgofion John Evans, Y Bala (Caernarfon, 1997)
  • Dictionary of Welsh Biography

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