Born at Pontypool 4 September 1837, son of Evan Davies, builder, and his wife Sarah Beach. In 1856 he went up to S.John's Training College, Battersea, of which he was to become in 1859 lecturer, and from 1866 to 1894 principal. He took orders in 1863, and in 1870 graduated with honours (and several prizes) at Trinity College, Dublin. From 1873 to 1879 he was a member of the London School Board. In 1894 he became vicar of Horsham, where he died 27 May 1904; he was married, and had nine children. Of his numerous textbooks, the most successful was The Prayer-Book, its History and Contents, 1877, which ran to twenty editions in his lifetime. He was honorary canon of Rochester.
Published date: 1959
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