DAVIES, DAVID (1753 - 1820), Methodist cleric

Name: David Davies
Date of birth: 1753
Date of death: 1820
Parent: Catherine Davies
Parent: John Davies
Gender: Male
Occupation: Methodist cleric
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Born 1753, son of John and Catherine Davies of Pen-y-bont, Newcastle Emlyn. His parents were the leading supporters of the Methodist connexion in that town, and the society used, at one time, to meet at their house. There was a David Davies, curate of Llanddarog and Llanarthney, Carms., 1769-1785, who was a strong Methodist but, if the age recorded on his tombstone is correct, the subject of the present note was only 16 years of age in 1769.

He became rector of Llanfyrnach and Penrieth, Pembs. on the 9 December 1797, and co-operated with the Methodists until the secession in 1811. He was one of the trustees of the chapel at Newport, Pembs., which the Methodists lost in 1811, when he repudiated them.

He died 18 Oct. 1820. His tombstone is in Llanfyrnach churchyard.


Published date: 1959

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