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WESLEYAN METHODISM IN NEWTOWN. âThe following memorandum relating to the preachers and ministers of this denomination was made by me in the year 1847. The particulars were collected from per- sons best conversant with the history of Methodism in the town. Mem. No resident Wesleyan minister in N ewtown until 1802. The place was a sort of mission station, and was visited by ministers who came over from South Wales. The first, whose name was Richard Rodda, came in 1765, was received by Mrs. Hancox, who lived at the Lower Bryn He was succeeded by William Pitt, John Undrell, Thos' Car till, George Mowatt, James Wood, John Moon, John Crickett, John Simmons, Cleland Kirkpatrick, John Wood James Buckley, Edward Jennings, William Pear- son James Gill, Thomas Fearnby, James Scholefield, and Valentine Ward. In 1802, the town was made a circuit town. The first resident minister was William Hicks, who remained until 1804. The succeeding ministers were, Thos. Fenwick, 1805-6; John Sydserf, 1807-1808 John Wood (second time), 1809-10 David Deakin, 1811-12 Joseuh Armstrong, 1813-14 Hugh Carter, 1815-16 Edward Jones, 1817-18 David Rogers, 1819-20 Evan Parrv 1821-22 Thomas Graham, 1823-24 John Wood /third time), 1825-26 William Barr, 1827-28 Moses Dunn 1829 William Hamer, 1820 Henry Tuck, 1831- <19 ⢠rosenh Hollis, 1833 Christopher Newton, 1834-35 William Stokes, 1836-37; J ohn Nicklin, 1838-39 Daniel Hatelv 1840; William Rickets, 1841-43; Hugh Carter (second time), 1844-45; John Saunders, 1846-47. John Wesley visited Newtown in 1769, commenced service near to the Old Town Hall,-was pulled down by a mob, and went to the Lower Bryn, where he finished his sermon. The first preaching place was a room in the Frolic, opened for the purpose in 1799. The first chapel was built in 1805; the second in 1821, and the third chapel in 1835 QUERIES. LLANFYLLIN MEETING.âIn a newspaper of I find the following advertisementLlanfyllin Meeting commences on Monday, the 4th of July, 1803 Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., Mr. David Evans, Stewards." What was the Llanfyllin Meeting ? O.P.Q. SALOPIAN POETS.âDied on Jan. 1, 1816, the wife of Mr. William Townshend of Bridgnorth, butcher, she is said to have possessed an early taste for poetry, and previous to her marriage published a small volume of noems chiefly pathetic. Was Mrs. T. a Salopian by birth and did her talents justify her name being recorded amongst Mr. Salisbury's Worthies? I would also put a similar query in relation to Mr. Jonathan Brookes, who died in Shrewsbury at the age of 76, on Aug. 5, the same vear. Mr. B. seems to have been a warlike poet, for the he published commemorated the achievements of Tiord Nelson, the wars in Portugal and Spain, and the battle of Waterloo. SABRINA. PUNISHMENT FOR SHORT MEASURE- It ii- recorded in the Salopian Journal of Sep. 14, 1803, that on the previous day" the keeper of a public house in Shrewsbury was fined by the Magistrates in the penalty of 13s. 4d. for keeping short measures in his house, it being the second offence." It was stated at the same time that a third offence rendered the offender liable to a penalty of 20s and to be set in the pillory." Were any publicans thus gibbeted? SCROBBES BYBIG. REPLIES. EDWARD BURY OF BOLAS (Apr. 10, 1878). In my reply at this date I gave some incidents in the life of Mr. Bury, but omitted all mention of "Mr. Henry Osi and of Bewdly," also enquired about on Mar. 13, by uypE, "as having written an address "To the Reader in a work by Bury dedicated to Col. Thomas Hunt, Esquire, Governour of Shrewsbury" in the time of the Com- monwealth. Your correspondent will find a very mterest- W notice of Mr. Oasland M.A., of Trin. Coll. Camb., in vol. 3 p. 383â5 of Palmer's edition of Calemy s Noncon- formist Memorial. Mr. O. was the ejected clergyman of Bewdley was a friend of Mr. Bury's, and often preached, both before and after ejection, in Shropshire. Several interesting incidents are told of him in the sketch I refer to. PURITAN. A WELSH GRETNA GREEN (Nov. 27, 1878).- The Register referred to by my friend Mr. J. O. Halli- well as containing the entry qvfbted by N. W. S." is that of Peter Roberts,Notary Public, and is better known as the Cwtta Cyfarwydd. It is now mine and I hope soon to publish it. The chapel mentioned in the extract as Chappell Ffynnon Vair" was not necessarily a Gretna Green at all and it was probably because the word "clandestinely" was used that Mr. Halliwell inferred that the chapel was not duly licensed for marriages. But in this Register in the same year (1611) I find fre- quent entries of marriages at night clandestynely at Llanelwey, Rudland, and elsewhere :âthe^ old notary adding to such entries the words by report." E. B. OLD FOLKS (Nov. 13, 1878).â Died at Cemmaes, in the parish of Llanhadrick, Anglesey, aged 105, Mary Zebulon. Also at Trawntwnydd (sic) co. Merioneth, aged 110, Edward Morgan, being, it is believed, the oldest inhabitant of Wales. This information I take from the Gents: Mag: for Mar. 1817, which must be re- sponsible alike for facts and spelling. AN

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