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DAVIES , DANIEL ( 1756 - 1837 ), Baptist minister ;

b. 24 April 1756 at Bwlchmelyn , Cenarth, Carms. After working for some time on local farms he went to Conwil , where he was employed by Howell Howells , a tanner . At the age of 15 he became a weaver and worked at this craft in various factories at Conwil , Ffynnon-henry (where he was baptized), and Eglwyswrw . It was at Ffynnonhenry that he began to preach, in 1780 . In 1782 he m. and settled at Dolwen , Conwil . In June 1785 he and Nathaniel Williams (q.v.) were ordained ministers of Ffynnonhenry . For the next four years he took an energetic part in the Baptist mission in North Wales . In 1791 he was appointed minister of Felin-foel , Llanelly , where he d. 16 April 1837 .

Sources:

  • Hanes y Bedyddwyr yn Neheubarth Cymru (1839) , 1839 , 422, 464-8;
  • Seren Gomer , 1837 , 257-9;
  • Greal y Bedyddwyr (1827–37) , 1837 , 190-1;
  • Sidney Jenkins , Hanes Eglwys y Bedyddwyr, Ffynnonhenri (1930) , 49-51;
  • B. Humphreys , Hanes Bedyddwyr Felinfoel Cyfrol goffa dau can mlwyddiant, 1709-1909 (Llanelli, 1909) , 80-6;
  • J. George , Eglwys y Bedyddwyr yn y Felinfoel, ger Llanelli ei hanes o'i dechreuad hyd y flwyddyn 1887; gyda nodiadau ar yr eglwysi sydd wedi hanu o honi fel cangenau; at yr hyn y chwanegir taflen yn dangos sefyllfa bresenol yr eglwysi hyn (Llanelli, 1887) , 18-19.

Author:

Reverend Morris Brynllwyn Owen, M.A., B.D. (1875-1949), Carmarthen

Published date: 1959