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DAVIES , JOHN EVAN ( Rhuddwawr ; 1850 - 1929 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author ;

b. at Maes-yr-adwy , Llanfynydd, Carms. , educated at Llandilo grammar school , Trevecka , and Glasgow ( Dr. Williams Scholar , 1876 ), where he graduated in 1880 . After a pastorate at Llanelly , he became pastor of Jewin ( London ), 1886-1911 , ministered afterwards at Llandilo and Llanelly , and d. at Gowerton 19 Oct. 1929 . In 1901-2 he was moderator of the South Wales C.M. Association , and in 1916Davies Lecturer .’ He wrote much for Y Geninen , and published a memorial volume, 1911 , to James Hughes ( 1779 - 1844 ) (q.v.) and other books. He was a frequent competitor at eisteddfodau , and won the crown at the national eisteddfod of 1903 , at Llanelly . [A volume of his poems, Blodau'r Grug , was published in 1921 .]

Sources:

  • Y Drysorfa , 1902 , 145-50;
  • A History of Carmarthenshire , ii, 440;
  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1930 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959