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PHILLIPS , EVAN OWEN ( 1826 - 1897 ), dean of S. Davids ;

b. 27 April 1826 , son of William Phillips of Trecŵn (‘ Trecoon ’), Pembs. , and educated at Cardigan grammar school and Corpus Christi College Cambridge ( Wrangler in 1849 , and subsequently Fellow of Corpus ). He was warden of Llandovery College ( 1854-61 ), vicar of Llanbadarn-fawr , Aberystwyth ( 1861-86 ), and rector of Letterston, Pembs. , 1886-95 . He became canon of S. Davids in 1874 , chancellor in 1879 , and dean in 1895 ; he d. 2 March 1897 . In 1877 he edited the Welsh sermons of bishop Connop Thirlwall (q.v.) .

Sources:

  • Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales ;
  • Crockford's Clerical Directory ;
  • Who was who? .

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959