Aubrey, Thomas

Aubrey, Thomas, a Welsh Wesleyan minister, was born at Cefn-coed-y-emernear Merthyr- Tydvil, May 13, 1808. He was received into the ministry in 1826; soon took a prominent place among the most popular preachers of his native land; was appointed chairman of the North Wales District in 1854; continued in that capacity for eleven years; devised the North Wales Chapel Loan Fund for the relief of encumbered Church property; became a supernumerary in 1865; and died at Rhyl, Nov. 15, 1867. "He was truly a great man, a mighty preacher, a faithful, wise, and loving pastor His mental faculties were vigorous, penetrating, inventive, and logical. His application to study was intense, and of theology and philosophy he had a clear and comprehensive knowledge. God had endowed him with a remarkable gift of eloquence-an eloquence sometimes calm and subdued at other times vehement and elevated. His native language he studied its genius he admired; he discovered much of its neglected wealth, and wielded its oratorical force with ability and success. His sermons were prepared with care, elevated in conception, full of original thought, and delivered with emotion and energy." See Minutes of British Conference, 1868, p.11.

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