DAVIES, JACOB (1816 - 1849), Baptist missionary in Ceylon;

Name: Jacob Davies
Date of birth: 1816
Date of death: 1849
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist missionary
Place: Ceylon
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Evan Lewis Evans

Born at Cefn-mawr, near Newtown, Montgomeryshire, 22 February 1816. In April 1835 he joined the Baptists and was baptized by immersion. He began to preach in 1837 and in 1840 passed into the Baptist College, Bradford. When he had completed his course he volunteered for the mission field. In 1844 he was chosen to work in Ceylon and reached that country in September of the same year. He made a reputation for himself as a linguist and showed considerable talent in other respects, but his health failed and he died at the age of 33 in November 1849.


Published date: 1959

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