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EVANS , WILLIAM ( 1823 - 1900 ), cleric .

A native of Llangeler, Carms. , he was educated at S. David's College , Lampeter , where he was senior scholar and prizeman in Hebrew and divinity. Ordained, 1848 , to the curacy of S. Mary , Cardigan , he was curate of Gelli-gaer , 1850-3 , and of Troed-yr-aur , 1854-6 ; he became, 1856 , vicar of Rhymney, Mon. , where he remained until his death. He was one of the leading clergy in the diocese of Llandaff , and became prebendary of Llandaff cathedral , 1878 . He was joint editor of Y Cyfaill Eglwysig from 1864 to 1866 , when he became the sole editor ; he continued to edit this monthly until the end of 1893 , when he resigned owing to ill-heath. He d. 8 Aug. 1900 .

Sources:

  • Y Cyfaill Eglwysig , 1862-1957 , 1894, 1900 ;
  • Crockford's Clerical Directory .

Author:

John James Jones, M.A., (1892-1957), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959