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HERBERT , DAVID ( 1762 - 1835 ), Evangelical cleric ,

son of William Herbert and Judith his wife; b. at Rhiwbren , Llanarth, Cards. Educated at Wadham College , Oxford , he graduated B.A. in 1790 , and was ordained in Jan. 1791 by John , bishop of Rochester . Returning to Wales , he became successively curate of Llanddeiniol , July 1796 , and Llansantffraed, Cards. , Aug 1801 . He was preferred to the vicariate of the latter place in Aug. 1812 , and with it held the curacy of Llanrhystud ( 1814 ) and the perpetual curacy of Rhyd-y-briw , Brecknock ( 1834 ). He m. Mary Price of Felindre Uchaf , Llanfihangel Ystrad , and by her had five children: the eldest, William ( 1796 - 1893 ) followed him at Llansantffraed , where he was vicar from 1836-84 , and the only daughter Mary , m. David Parry ( 1794 - 1877 ) (q.v.) , vicar of Llywel . David Herbert was buried 5 Dec. 1835 at Llansantffraed . His influence on his parishioners, after the Methodist secession in 1811 , was considerable and effective. Particular tribute is paid to his penetrating mind, his gifts as a preacher , and his conciliatory power.

Sources:

  • Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru , i, 511-12;
  • Episcopal registers of S. Davids ;
  • David Evans , Adgofion yr Hybarch David Evans, Archddiacon Llanelwy , Lampeter Cwmni Wasg Eglwysig Cymreig, 1904 , 8;
  • Yr Haul , 1836 .

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959