DAVIES, JOHN [ 1700? - 1792 ], cleric
Name: John Davies
Date of birth: 1700?
Date of death: 1792
Parent: John Davies
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Daniel Williams
A contemporary of Daniel Rowland, Llangeitho, and one of the Evangelical school. He was educated at S. Edmund Hall, Oxford, and was rector of Sharncote (not Escourt), Wilts., for twenty-seven years, 1765-92 (see J. Owen, Memoir of Daniel Rowland, 179). He heard Daniel Rowland preach and his description of the preacher is probably the best on record. He translated into English eight of Rowland's sermons, 1772, and, later, three others, 1774.
The only entry in Foster which seems at all likely to tally with the above statement on Davies's education would make him son of John Davies of Trawsfynydd, Mer., fix his birth at c. 1700, and date his graduation at 1723.
- Reverend Daniel Williams, (1878 - 1968), Llangollen
- J. Hughes, Welsh reformers biographical sketches of eminent Welshmen foremost in promoting the cause of religion in Wales during the Tudor and Stuart dynasties containing also a memoir of Rowlands, Llangeitho, including his sermons (London 1867), 1867, 143;
- E. Morgan, Ministerial records or brief accounts of the great progress of religion, under the ministry of those eminent, learned, and pious ministers of God, … D. Rowlands …, W. Williams …, D. Jones … (Bungay 1840), 120-2;
- Foster, Alumni Oxonienses.
Published date: 1959
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