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DAVIES , TREVOR OWEN ( 1895 - 1966 ), minister (Presb.) and principal of Trefeca College ;

b. 20 Nov. 1895 at Cae Adda , Llanwrin, Denbs. , son of Owen Gruffydd Owen and Mary Winifred Davies of Cae Adda . His father was a brother of Richard Owen , Mynydd Ednyfed (father of Dame Margaret Lloyd George , see Lloyd George family below ). He was educated at the village school, Machynlleth county school , University College , Aberystwyth (where he graduated in the classics), and Christ Church , Oxford (where he took an honours degree in theology). He was awarded a B.Litt. degree for his thesis on ‘ The Augustinian doctrine of grace and free will ’. He began preaching in his home chapel before graduating, was ord. in 1925 , and served the ministry in Bethel , Cilfynydd, Glam. ( 1925-26 ). He was appointed assistant lecturer in Trefeca College in 1926 , and when the principal W.P. Jones d. he served as principal of the college till he retired in 1964 . He m. in 1933 Olwen Jane , daughter of the Rev. Benjamin Phillips , Merthyr Cynog , and they had one son.

T.O. Davies was a prominent man in his denomination and in the public life of Brecknockshire . He was chairman of the United Colleges Board of his Connexion and was elected Moderator of the Association in the East in 1964 . He was a member of the standing joint committee and of the education committee of Breck. , and was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1950 . For some years he gave extramural lectures under the auspices of the University Colleges of Cardiff and Aberystwyth , and the University of Birmingham . He d., 10 Apr. 1966 , and was buried in Siloa cemetery, Merthyr Cynog .

Sources:

  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1967 , 259-60;
  • information from his widow;
  • personal knowledge.

Author:

Rev. Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 2001