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EVANS , DAVID (‘ the second ’ ; 1814 - 1847 ), Wesleyan minister .

Born 2 June 1814 at Abercegir (between Machynlleth and Darowen ). After being a salaried preacher at Aberystwyth he was admitted to the ministry in 1835 and became a student at the Hoxton Theological Institute ( 1836-8 ). He served as a minister in the Swansea ( 1838 ), Mold ( 1840 ), Manchester ( 1841 ), and Llanidloes ( 1844 ) circuits. During the course of his term at Llanidloes he was the supervisor of the connexional bookroom ( 1844 ) and editor of the Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd ( 1845-6 ).

He was for years a sick man; his health first broke down while he was at Hoxton , and when his term at Manchester ended he was compelled to retire from the regular ministry for a year ( 1843 ). This happened again when his term at Llanidloes was completed ( Aug. 1847 ). In 1841 he m. Elizabeth Williams of Aberystwyth , and by her had a son and a daughter. He published Duwdod Priodol ein Harglwydd Iesu Grist ( 1840 ) to counteract Unitarian tendencies among the Wesleyans of Swansea ; an article on original sin written by him was published in the Eurgrawn of 1855 . He d. at Aberystwyth 12 Sept. 1847 .

Sources:

  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd , Dolgellau , 1849 (289-93, 321-4), 1869 (509-10);
  • Hanes Wesleyaeth Gymreig , 1911–3 , ii, 840-3;
  • J. Jones , Y Bywgraffydd Wesleyaidd yn cynwys bras-hanes am un a thriugain o weinidogion Wesleyaidd Cymreig yn nghyda 35 o weinidogion a gwyr lleyg Saesonig , Machynlleth, 1866 , 85-6.

Author:

Rev. Griffith Thomas Roberts, M.A., (1887-1977), Tregarth, Bangor / Talsarnau

Published date: 1959