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EVANS , DAVID TYSSIL ( 1853 - 1918 ), Congregational minister, and professor at Cardiff University College ;

b. 6 Nov. 1853 near Pen-y-groes, Pembs. , son of Stephen Evans , clog-maker and smallholder . He began preaching in June 1874 . He was educated at D. Palmer 's school, Cardigan , at the Presbyterian College , Carmarthen ( 1875-7 ), and at New College , London ( B.A. 1879 , M.A. 1882 , B.Sc. 1894 ), and was ordained at Hornsea, Yorks. , 1884 . Appointed lecturer in Hebrew at Cardiff University College in 1891 , he later became professor . He also had pastoral charge of Trinity church , Cowbridge Road , Cardiff , from 1894 until 1917 . He published Cofiant a Phregethau Caleb Morris, Fetter Lane, London , 1900 ( English ed. in 1902 ), and The Principles of Hebrew Grammar ( London , 1912 ). He d. 29 Sept. 1918 and was buried at Pen-y-groes, Pembs.

Sources:

  • H. Elvet Lewis , etc., The Life of the Rev. D. Tyssil Evans, M.A., B.Sc told in personal testimonies (Cardiff, 1921) .

Author:

Reverend William Joseph Rhys, (1880-1967), Gelli, Rhondda / Treherbert

Published date: 1959