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Shadrach Pryce

Shadrach Pryce was a Welsh Anglican priest[1] and educationalist[2] in the last part of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th.

Pryce was born in Dolgellau, Merionethshire[3] the son of Hugh Price (1793-1851), a draper, and educated at Queens' College, Cambridge.[4] Ordained in 1863,[5] he began his career as a teacher at Dolgelly Grammar School after which he was Rector of Yspytty then Vicar of Llanfihangel Aberbythych. During this time he was also the Government Educational Inspector for Breconshire and Carmarthenshire (1867–1894).[6]

Later he was Archdeacon of Carmarthen (1896–1899) and Examining Chaplain to John Owen, Bishop of St David’s.[7] From 1899[8] to 1910[9] he was Dean of St Asaph.

He died on 17 September 1914. He had married Margaret Ellen Davies and had two sons and seven daughters.[10] His son Lewis became Archdeacon of Wrexham and his daughter Myfanwy Pryce was a published novelist.[11] His brother was Dean of Bangor.


  1. ^ Welsh Biography On-line
  2. ^ "Gender stereotyping and the training of female elementary school teachers: the experience of Victorian Wales" Evans,W.G:History of Education, Volume 21, Issue 2 June 1992 , pages 189 - 204
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ "Price (or Pryce), Shadrach (PRY854S)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  5. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. ^ A History of Carmarthenshire
  7. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Oct 18, 1893; pg. 11; Issue 34085; col C Ecclesiastical Intelligence Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of St Davids
  8. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Mar 22, 1899; pg. 10; Issue 35783; col B Ecclesiastical Intelligence New Dean of St Asaph
  9. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Mar 16, 1910; pg. 9; Issue 39221; col B Ecclesiastical Intelligence. Dean of St Asaph to resign
  10. ^ "Pryce, Shadrach, and Pryce, Lewis, papers". National Library of Wales. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  11. ^ National Library of Wales

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