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EVANS , DAVID ( 1842 - 1914 ), Congregational minister ;

b. 15 Jan. 1842 in Penybont-fawr, Mont. He worked in his father's factory for a while. He was one of those who were influenced by the religious revival of 1859 . After he had started preaching in Llanfyllin he went to a school in London , where his brother Owen Evans ( 1829 - 1920 ) (q.v.) , was a Congregational minister , in order to prepare for the Independent college at Bala , where he spent the years 1860-3 . He ministered at Rhosymedre , 1863-9 , Barmouth and Cutiau 1870-2 , Cymer ( Rhondda ) 1872-6 , Pentre ( Rhondda ) 1876-82 , and Lammas Street ( Carmarthen ) 1882-1907 . For some years he edited Y Dyddiadur Annibynnol . He published Cofiant y Gŵr Hynod , Cymeriadau Hynod , and Cymeriadau a Chymanfaoedd . He d. 22 March 1914 . His brothers Owen (above) and Thomas Evans ( 1844 - 1922 ) are separately noticed.

Sources:

  • Y Tri Hyn sef y Parchedigion Owen Evans, D.D., Llundain, David Evans, Caerfyrddin, Thomas Evans, Amlwch , 1931 ;
  • Hanes Eglwys Heol Awst, Caerfyrddin , 1926 , 78-84.

Author:

Rev. John Dyfnallt Owen, M.A., (1873-1956), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959