DAVIES, JENKIN (1798 - 1842), Calvinistic Methodist minister

Name: Jenkin Davies
Date of birth: 1798
Date of death: 1842
Parent: Evan Davies
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Tir-gwyn near Pensarn, Cardiganshire, 24 June 1798, son of Evan Davies, an exhorter who had been among the foremost advocates of the ordination of 1811. The son was educated at schools at Llwyn Dafydd, Cardigan, and New Quay; and then took the farm of Synod Uchaf. In 1825 he began preaching; this was the year in which his spiritual father Ebenezer Morris (1769 - 1825) died, and the young preacher became in practice overseer of the Methodist societies around Tŵrgwyn. In 1833 (at Cardigan) he was ordained, gave up his farm, and settled at Maelon Uchaf near Tŵrgwyn. Thus he became in effect pastor of Tŵrgwyn, though at that period the Calvinistic Methodists had no official 'pastorates.' His importance in the history of south Cardiganshire Methodism cannot be measured by this meagre record of his life; he was a remarkable preacher, acceptable in all parts of Wales and London; and such men as Henry Rees and Lewis Edwards held him in very high esteem. He died 10 August 1842. There is a short biography of him by Abel Green and J. Hugh Jones (Newcastle Emlyn, 1845). He was married and had a family.


Published date: 1959

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