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JARDINE , DAVID ( 1732 - 1766 ), Independent minister and head of an academy ; b. at Denbigh , son of James Jardine (q.v.) . He was a student at the Carmarthen Academy , 1752-4 , and was ordained at Abergavenny , 1754 , where he also started a school . Because of a controversy over the question of doctrine taught at the Carmarthen Academy the Congregational Board ( London ) refused to give that institution a financial grant; Jardine was recommended as tutor of the Board's Academy in Wales , 27 Feb. 1757 , and was appointed head of the new Academy at Abergavenny , 7 March 1757 , with Benjamin Davies ( 1739? - 1817 ) (q.v.) as his assistant . Jardine continued to minister to the church at Abergavenny and to be head of the Academy until he d. 1 Oct. 1766 . He m. the daughter of Lewis Jones , Bridgend, Glam. ( 1702? - 1772 ) (q.v.) . David Jardine was an excellent teacher and many of his students became prominent amongst Congregationalists .

Bibliography:

  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , i, 49;
  • National Library of Wales Manuscript 9261;
  • Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru , i, 597.

Author:

Rev. John Dyfnallt Owen, M.A., (1873-1956), Aberystwyth