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Death of the Rector of Llanbedrog.

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Death of the Rector of Llan- bedrog. A NATIVE OF LLANILAR. Last week there passed away the Rev James Rowlands, rector of Llanbedrog, Carnarvonshire, at the age of 77 years. Canon Rowlands was a native of Llanilar, his birthplace being the old Abermaide mansion. He received his education at St. David's College, Lampeter, and was ordained deacon and pries"in 1848 and 1849 respectively by the Bishop of Bangor. His first curacy was Pwllheli, whence he was promoted to the living of Tudweiliog and Llangwnadl. He was afterwards appointed succes- sively to the livings of Mellteyrn and Llanfechell, Anglesey. It was from the latter place he went to Llanbedrog in 1880. Mr Rowlands was an honor- ary canon of Bangor Cathedral, an honour con- ferred upon him a few years ago. He was also rural dean of Lleyn from 1889 to 1897. By his death the Church in Wales loses one of its best and most prominent ministers. He was chiefly instrumental in bringing to its ministry such r.o:ab!e 'It,n as the present Bishop of St. David's, Cznon Roberts, Llandaff; Rev G. W. Griffiths, Gaerwen; and the Rev John Morgan, Llandudno. There are at present 37 clergymen living in the Principality brought up to the Church ministry through his moral and financial help. These clergymen, about two years ago, made him the recipient of a Jubilee presentation in the form of a gold watch and books in appreciation of his services, the presentation being made by the Bishop of St. David's He was a typical Welsh clergyman of the old school, a firm believer in the Church of Eng- land, and a strenuous upholder of its doctrines, rites, and ceremonies as set forth in its liturgy and articl es. His mind was exceedingly well-balanced. A man of moderate views, be belonged to no party, though some, perhaps, would call him an Evangel- ical or Low Churchman. He was one of the oldest scholars of St. David's College, Lampeter, and one of the oldest clergymen in the Diocese of Bangor, where he served the Church for the long period of fifty-two years. He was a man of con- siderable power, and a very acceptable preacher. Some years ago he was invited byhiscollege to preach the sermon on St. David's Day. The living is in the gift of the Bishop of Bangor, and is one of the richest in the county of Carnarvon. THE FUNERAL. The funeral took place on Tuesday last, and was attended by the Right Revs. the Bishops of Bangor and St. David's. The body arrived at Aberys- twyth by the 9.30 a.m. train, where it was met by a large number of deceased's relatives. At 10.30, tbe cortege, which was a larga one, left the station, and proceeded by road to Llanilar, where the interment took place. The chief mourners were the follow- ing :—Mr Evan Rowlands, Mount Pleasant, Llanon, brother Mrs Williams, Glynperis, niece Mr Evan Morgan, and Miss Morgan, the Green, Llanon, nephew and niece; Mr and M-s Rowlands, Pant- amlwg, and Miss Rowlands, Mount, Llanon, nephew and nieces Miss Annie Rowlands, Mount Pleasant; Mr John Williams, and Misses Williams (3), Glyn Capt. Sinnett Jones, and family, Carlton, Llanon; Mrs Rowlands, Carog. Llanddeiniol, and family; Mr Richard James and Mrs James, Brynllys; Mr and Mrs Morgan, Garn House, Bow Street; Mrs James, Bryndderwen Mr Hugh J. Hughes, Hill Side Mr and Mrs Jones, Rhoscellan Mr and Mrs Pugh, Pencwmmawr; and Miss Morgan, Ystrad. Amongst the clergymen also present, in addition to the'two Bishops, were Canon Roberts, Llandaff; Revs. John Morgan, Llandudno; G. W. Griffiths, Gaerwen; D. Morgan, Bryngwran, Anglesey (nephew); H. \ÓJones Manley, Penrhyndeudraeth (nephew); J. J. Ellis, Kevin (nephew); W. J. Evans, Lampeter (nephew) James Evans, Llanfi- bangel-y-traethan, Meirion (cousin); R. L. Morgan, Cvvmdn (nephew); D. H. Evans, Llangian D. Jones, Abererch, Llangian; T. Evans, Llanrhystyd; J. M. Lewis, Llanddeiniol J. Jones, Cemmes; Thomas Jones, Llanarthney J. Lloyd (vicar); and J. T. Evans (curate), Llanilar; J. Davies, Ystrad- meurig, etc. Amongst the general public also present were Dr and Mrs Hughes, Llanilar; Capt. Jenkins, Llanon; Mrs Jones, Cadivor, Llanon; Mrs Richards*Panteg, Llanon; Miss Jones, Dauntless, Llanon; Mr H. Meredith, and Mr W. Richards, Aberystwyth; Dr Griffiths, Llanbedrog, etc. In the church Canon Roberts read the 90th Psalm, and the Rev. John Morgan read the lesson. As the coffin was borne out of the church, the organist played the Dead March." At the graveside the Bishop of St. David's offered the committal prayer, and the Bishop of Bangor read the two burial collects, the blessing being afterwards given by the Bishop of St. David's. The impressive service at the grave- side concluded with the singing of the well-known hymn, 0 fr.vniau Caersalem." Wreaths had been sent by the Bishop of St. David's and Mrs Owen Mrs Caldecot, Llanbedrog Rev G. W. Griffiths, Gaerwen; Mr and Mrs Winslow, Pwllheli; and Mr and Mrs J. Evans Hughes, Nevin.

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