DAVIES, JOHN EVAN (Rhuddwawr; 1850 - 1929), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author

Name: John Evan Davies
Pseudonym: Rhuddwawr
Date of birth: 1850
Date of death: 1929
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister and author
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Maes-yr-adwy, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, educated at Llandilo grammar school, Trevecka, and Glasgow (Dr. Williams Scholar, 1876), where he graduated in 1880. After a pastorate at Llanelly, he became pastor of Jewin (London), 1886-1911, ministered afterwards at Llandilo and Llanelly, and died at Gowerton 19 October 1929. In 1901-2 he was moderator of the South Wales C.M. Association, and in 1916 ' Davies Lecturer.'

He wrote much for Y Geninen, and published a memorial volume, 1911, to James Hughes (1779 - 1844) and other books. He was a frequent competitor at eisteddfodau, and won the crown at the national eisteddfod of 1903, at Llanelly. A volume of his poems, Blodau'r Grug, was published in 1921.


Published date: 1959

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