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DAVIES , TIMOTHY ( 1802 - 1862 ), cleric ;

b. 1802 , son of D . Davies , curate of Llanddeusant, Carms. ; educated at the Carmarthen grammar school under Hancock and D. A. Williams , afterwards chancellor of S. Davids cathedral . In 1825 he was ordained to the curacy of Ystradgynlais ; in 1826 he became perpetual curate of Capel Coelbren , in 1836 rector of Ystradgynlais and vicar of Devynnock , Brecknock . In 1840 he m. Sarah , daughter of David Rees , of Tonn , Llandovery , a member of the celebrated Welsh publishing family (see the article on the family); she d. in 1858 , leaving five children. He d. 25 March 1862 . He was a most assiduous parish priest and was even more famous as an eloquent preacher .

Sources:

  • Yr Haul , 1862 , 156-8;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present , 1908 .

Author:

Chancellor John Williams James, D.D., Aber, Bangor

Published date: 1959