Lewis, David (1826-1859)


A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Robert Tuffin is attached. He records: ‘Brother Best with whom he travelled in the Pontypool Circuit, in a letter to the writer, says, “As a preacher he thoroughly understood the duties of his office, and strove prayerfully to discharge them. He was a great reader, a deep thinker, and careful in his choice of subjects. As a family visitor he excelled, and as a colleague he was friendly, faithful, and industrious,” Brother Lewis possessed a strong mind, warm zeal, and an earnest disposition to glorify God in doing good to man. His preaching abilities were superior; he strove to cultivate his mind by much reading and studying, choosing for his reading the best books of the day on theology and other subjects. He had acquired a considerable amount of useful knowledge, which was manifest to those who heard him preach, while he brought out of his treasury things new and old.’ 


David was born in January 1826 at Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, to parents Lewis and Ann. He was baptised on 15 January 1826 at Welshpool.

Before entering the ministry David worked the land (1851).

He married Ann Pritchard (b abt1820-1911) in September 1857 in the Hereford Registration District.

David died on 15 February 1859 at Eaton Bishop, Herefordshire.


  • 1853 Cwm
  • 1854 Abergavenny
  • 1856 Redruth


Primitive Methodist Magazine  1859/391

PM Minutes 1859/7

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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