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EVANS , WILLIAM ( 1838 - 1921 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author ;

b. Betw , near Tonyrefail, Glam. , 1 Aug. 1838 , son of David Evans , Cardiff , and grandson of William Evans ( 1795 - 1891 ) (q.v.) , Tonyrefail . He was educated at the Normal College , Swansea , and Glasgow University [ B.A. 1860 , M.A. 1861 ]. Afterwards he took a course of theology at Cheshunt College . He was ordained in 1863 when he was called to the pastorate of the English Calvinistic Methodist church at Runcorn , but after two years he moved to S. Andrew's , Pembroke Dock . In Oct. 1866 he m. Caroline Davies , Pembroke Dock , a member of the well-known Dawkins clan. In 1875 he accepted a call to the English church, Bath Street , Aberystwyth , where he ministered for six years. He was then recalled to Pembroke Dock , where he remained until he retired from the pastorate in 1905 . He was moderator of the South Wales Association , 1897-8 , and of the General Assembly , 1908 . He d. at Pembroke Dock 11 Feb. 1921 . He wrote Cofiant William Evans, Tonyrefail ( Newport , 1892 ); An Outline of the History of Welsh Theology ( London , 1900 ); The History of the South Pembrokeshire Calvinistic Methodist Churches ( Wrexham , 1913 ), with O. S. Symond ; Souvenir of the Dawkins Family, Pembroke , 1916 ; Memoir of the Rev. William Powell, Pembroke ( Cardiff , 1918 ).

Sources:

  • Y Goleuad , 1921 ;
  • Who's who in Wales , 1920 .

Author:

Miss Katharine Monica Davies, M.A. Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959