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EVANS , DAVID ( 1830 - 1910 ), archdeacon of S. Asaph ;

b. 1830 (chr. 24 June ) at Goitre , Llanrhystud, Cards. , son of John and Mary Evans , and educated at Ystrad Meurig and at S. Bees . He became curate of Nantglyn , 1856 , and of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant , 1857 , and perpetual curate of Frongoch (near Bala ), 1858 , and of Pont-bleiddyn , 1859 . From 1866 to 1876 he was rector of Llanycil with Bala ; it may be mentioned that he and John Peter (q.v.) were the examiners who admitted T. E. Ellis (q.v.) into Bala grammar school . In 1876 he became vicar of Abergele , and in 1897 archdeacon of S. Asaph . His reminiscences, originally contributed to Y Llan , appeared in book form ( Lampeter , 1904 ) under the title Adgofion, gan Henafgwr ; they are of exceptional interest, more especially as a picture of life in mid-Cardiganshire in the first half of the 19th cent. He d. 1 March 1910 .

Sources:

  • D. R. Thomas , A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , i, 250;
  • Adgofion yr Hybarch David Evans, Archddiacon Llanelwy , Lampeter Cwmni Wasg Eglwysig Cymreig, 1904 (above).

Author:

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

Published date: 1959