DAVIES, DAVID (1791 - 1864), Independent minister and Academy tutor

Name: David Davies
Date of birth: 1791
Date of death: 1864
Spouse: Anne Davies (née Jeremy)
Gender: Male
Occupation: Independent minister and Academy tutor
Area of activity: Education; Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Cilfforch (Aberayron) in February 1791. He was a member of Neuadd-lwyd church and was educated first at Castell Hywel and then at Carmarthen (1807-11). He was ordained in 1813 as assistant at Pendref, Caernarvon, to John Griffiths (1752 - 1818), but in 1814 accepted a call to Pant Teg and Peniel churches near Carmarthen, where he remained until his death. He married Anne, daughter of David Jeremy of Trefynys (Peniel), and took a large farm near Abergwili (managed mainly by his wife); they had thirteen children. In 1835, on the resignation of David Peter, he became principal and theology tutor at Carmarthen, but by 1854 it was felt that he was no longer fully up to the mark, and he was persuaded to resign in 1855. He died 31 July 1864. Theologically he was a liberal Calvinist, and one of the chief propagators in South Wales of the views of Edward Williams of Rotherham (1750 - 1813). There is a biography of David Davies, by William Jones of Swansea, 1867.


Published date: 1959

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