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DAVIES , DAVID ( 1753 - 1820 ), Methodist cleric ;

b. 1753 , son of John and Catherine Davies of Pen-y-bont , Newcastle Emlyn . His parents were the leading supporters of the Methodist connexion in that town, and the society used, at one time, to meet at their house. There was a David Davies , curate of Llanddarog and Llanarthney, Carms. , 1769-1785 , who was a strong Methodist but, if the age recorded on his tombstone is correct, the subject of the present note was only 16 years of age in 1769 . He became rector of Llanfyrnach and Penrieth , Pembs. [ 9 Dec. 1797 ], and co-operated with the Methodists until the secession in 1811 . He was one of the trustees of the chapel at Newport, Pembs. , which the Methodists lost in 1811 , when he repudiated them. He d. 18 Oct. 1820 . His tombstone is in Llanfyrnach churchyard.

Sources:

  • Parish register, Llanfyrnach;
  • Methodistiaeth Cymru , 1851–6 , ii, 459-61;
  • D. E. Jenkins , Calvinistic Methodist Holy Orders , 1911 , 217;
  • A History of Carmarthenshire , ii, 199;
  • Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , xxxiii, 74 ff.;
  • [ West Wales Historical Records , 1910–29 , ii, 245].

Author:

Rev. Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 1959