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DAVIES , DAVID ( 1800? - 1856 ), Baptist minister and college tutor ,

son of Benjamin Davies (d. 1816 ), first minister of the Baptist church at Haverfordwest . He went to Abergavenny Baptist College in 1818 , at the age of 18 ( J. Rufus Williams , Hanes Athrofeydd y Bedyddwyr — but Ceitho gives 1794 as the year of his birth). After two years at Abergavenny , he went to Stepney Academy . In 1822 he was ordained assistant pastor at Evesham , later becoming pastor and remaining there till 1837 , when he accepted a call from Haverfordwest . When the Baptist College there was opened ( 1 Aug. 1839 ) he was placed in charge of it. He d. 19 March 1856 .

Sources:

  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 , National Eisteddfod Association, 1908 ;
  • Seren Gomer , 1856 , 190.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959