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EVANS , DAVID JOHN ( 1884 - 1965 ), minister (Presb.) and author ;

b. 1 July, 1884 at Bronfelen , Capel Seion, Cards. , son of John and Ellen Evans . He was educated at Capel Seion elementary school , Pen-llwyn board school , Newcastle Emlyn grammar school , University College , Aberystwyth (where he graduated B.A. ) and the Theological College , Aberystwyth (where he graduated B.D. ). He was ord. in 1916 , and served as minister of his mother-church at Capel Seion until his d. In 1943 he m. Mary Muriel Williams , Aberystwyth ; he d. 1 May 1965 . He came into prominence in 1926 when he published a handbook on the principal characters of the Old Testament — Prif gymeriadau'r Hen Destament — which had been rejected by his Association because of his liberal outlook. In 1935 he published Hanes Capel Seion , a very useful book of local history.

Sources:

  • Who's who in the Free Churches? (1951) (1951) , 340;
  • Who's who in Wales (1937) , 57;
  • Hanes Capel Seion , Aberystwyth, 1935 ;
  • information from T.J. Davies , Cardiff.

Author:

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

Published date: 2001