He ministered at Dolgelley ( 1806 ), Manchester ( 1807 ), and Denbigh ( 1808 ); Caernarvon ( 1811-12 ) and Dolgelley ( 1812 ), in both of which places he ran a school ; as supervisor of the Dolgelley and Machynlleth circuits when these were amalgamated ( 1816 ); Caernarvon ( 1816 ); Denbigh and Llanrwst ( 1819 ); Llandilo ( 1820 ); the amalgamated circuits of Brecon and Llandilo ( 1821 ); Carmarthen ( 1822 ); Merthyr Tydfil ( 1825 ); Cardiff ( 1827 ); Llanidloes ( 1830 ); and Beaumaris ( 1832 ). He walked from Llanidloes to Beaumaris and, when he reached Bangor , was entreated not to go on to Beaumaris as cholera was raging there. He disregarded the warning and went there, sending his family to the country. He preached on Sunday and again on Monday evening, held a prayer meeting at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, and d. that night ( 31 Aug. 1832 ) of cholera . Here, taken at random, is an example of his industry (diary, Oct. 1823 ): ‘ Preached 468 times, travelled 3,224 miles in the year .’ Hundreds were converted under his ministry. He published memoirs, theological essays, sermons, hymns, and englynion in Yr Eurgrawn ; Casgliad o Emynau i'r Ysgol Sabbothol ; and a book of verse — Y Wenynen .
Reverend Edward Tegla Davies, D.Litt., (1880-1967), Bangor
Published date: 1959