Papers relating to John Elias

Scope and Content

Notes on subjects preached by Rev. John Elias, all relating to the work of the Holy Spirit, 1823-1838.

A fine engraving by W. Roos from an original painting of Rev. John Elias.

A coloured picture of Rev. John Elias preaching at a religious assembly.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Elias was a very famous Calvinistic Methodist preacher. Born in 1774, his parents were from Aber-erch, Pwllheli, but he moved to Llanfechell, Anglesey following his marriage to the daughter of Richard Broadhead of Cemaes in 1799. In 1811 he was ordained.

His first wife died and in 1830 he married Ann, widow of Sir John Bulkeley of Presaddfed, Bodedern and they moved to live to Llangefni, Anglesey.

John Elias died in 1841 and is buried at Llanfaes, Anglesey.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

The coloured picture was donated to the University of Wales Bangor by Miss M. C. Thomas of Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Anglesey.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, October 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 381, 25708, 34591

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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.