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DANIEL , EVAN ( 1837 - 1904 ), cleric and educationist ;

b. at Pontypool 4 Sept. 1837 , son of Evan Davies , builder , and his wife Sarah Beach . In 1856 he went up to S.John's Training College , Battersea , of which he was to become in 1859 lecturer , and from 1866 to 1894 principal . He took orders in 1863 , and in 1870 graduated with honours (and several prizes) at Trinity College , Dublin . From 1873 to 1879 he was a member of the London School Board . In 1894 he became vicar of Horsham , where he d. 27 May 1904> ; he was m., and had nine children. Of his numerous textbooks, the most successful was The Prayer-Book, its History and Contents , 1877 , which ran to twenty editions in his lifetime. He was honorary canon of Rochester .

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , Second Supplement .

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959