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William Roberts


William appears to have been a committed Christian, being involved heavily in Christian work, first as a deacon (one of the deacons listed in the early accounts of the chapel at Glascoed).

Read the following account from “The History of Glascoed Chapel from its origins to 1970” by A. Glyndwr Williams.

“In 1819, Glascoed sent its first student to the Baptist Academy at Abergavenny. He was William Roberts of Lower Wernhir Farm. After two years he returned to Glascoed without a “call”. His sermons did not last beyond fifteen minutes.

In 1824 he was ordered to assist Rev Lewis Lewis at Glascoed. In the David Jones account in 1837/8 he was living at Abergavenny, preaching here and there, but without “a charge”. He passed away in 1837/8. He was connected with a coal round at Abergavenny.”