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DAVID , JOB ( 1746 - 1812 ), General Baptist minister ;

b. at Newton Nottage, Glam. , in 1746 , son of JOB DAVID ( 1709 - 1766 ), elder and afterwards assistant pastor of Pen-y-fai Baptist church near Bridgend , on whom see David Jones , Bed. Deheubarth , 549. The son went to Bristol Baptist Academy ( 1766-71 ), returned for a period to assist at Pen-y-fai , was pastor at Frome , 1773-1803 , then succeeded Joshua Toulmin at Taunton , but broke down in 1809 and retired to Swansea , where he d. 11 Oct. 1812 (not 1813 as is generally said). He was a vigorous controversialist , crossing swords with his former tutor Caleb Evans (see under Evans , Hugh , 1712 - 1781 ) (on behalf of Arminianism ), with Priestley (against infant baptism), and with Thomas Coke (q.v.) .

Sources:

  • Monthly Repository , 1812 , 712.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959