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DAVIES , JOHN ( 1823 - 1874 ), Independent minister ;

the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Davies ; b. in a cottage near Sardis chapel , Llandovery , on 1 May . He attended a school at Myddfai for a brief period. In 1841 he went to Hanover School , near Abergavenny , to prepare himself for entrance to Brecon College , where he was admitted as a student in 1842 . He was a minister at Llanelly , Brecknock ( 1846 ), Aberaman ( 1854 ), Mount Stuart , Cardiff ( 1863 ), and Hannah Street , Cardiff ( 1868-74 ). He d. 8 May 1874 and was buried in the Cardiff cemetery. He was a prominent figure in denominational movements and in the public life of South Wales . He published a booklet, Y Doniau Gwyrthiol , 1851 , to counteract the influence of the Mormons in Wales . He was associated with the Gwron and the Gwladgarwr , and was editor of Y Beirniad ; he was also actively concerned in establishing Yr Adolygydd , 1850 . He was a keen supporter of the Liberation Society and of the movements for establishing English churches in South Wales and for setting up a memorial college at Brecon .

Sources:

  • Cofiant John Davies ;
  • Album Aberhonddu…o'r flwyddyn 1755 hyd 1880 , 1898 .

Author:

Thomas Harris Lewis, M.A., ( -1972), Cardiff

Published date: 1959