Mathias Maurice

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Mathias Maurice (1684 – 1 September 1738) was a Welsh minister and writer.


He initially joined Henllan Amgoed chapel before going to William Evans in Carmarthen to become a minister. In 1713, Mathias was briefly minister at Olney, before succeeding Richard Davis in Rothwell.

In 1726, Maurice wrote Byr a chywir Hanes Eglwys Rhydyceished yn eu Nheulltuad o Henllan, trwy y Blynyddoedd 1707, 1708, 1709, a short pamphlet on the history of Rhydyceished church, printed in 1727 in Maurice's book Y Wir Eglwys ('the true church'). This was answered by Jeremy Owen's pamphlet Golwg ar y Beiau (1732). Other writings by Mathias Maurice include Social Religion Exemplify'd (1759), Monuments of Mercy (1729) and A modern question affirmed and approved (1739). Social Religion Exemplify'd had seven editions published by 1860 was translated into Welsh by Evan Evans in 1862.

Personal life[edit]

Mathias was born in Llanddewi-Velfrey, Pembrokeshire, the son of a tailor. He wife was Elisabeth Maurice. Mathis died in Rothwell in 1738. His widow lived up to age 73 and died on 8 October 1771.

See also[edit]

Llyfryddiaeth y Cymry 1711, 1720, 1727, 1733, 1734, 1759[1]


  1. ^ "Llyfryddiaeth y Cymry, - National Library of Wales Archives and Manuscripts". Retrieved 2017-08-15.