DAVIES, JOHN OSSIAN (1851 - 1916), Congregational minister and author

Name: John Ossian Davies
Date of birth: 1851
Date of death: 1916
Parent: Phoebe Davies
Parent: Daniel Davies
Gender: Male
Occupation: Congregational minister and author
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Thomas Mardy Rees

b. at Pendre, Cardigan, 10 Nov. 1851, son of Daniel and Phoebe Davies. Starting life as printer and journalist, he edited Y Fellten at Merthyr Tydfil, and became secretary of the South Wales Temperance Society. He began to preach at Merthyr and entered the Memorial College, Brecon, in 1873. He was invited to succeed William Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog, 1802 - 1883) in Liverpool, but accepted a call to Tabernacle (Welsh), Llanelly, 1876. In 1880 he became minister of Herbert Place (English), Swansea, removing to Tollington Park, London, in 1883, and to Bournemouth in 1888; during his ministry there, Richmond Hill church was built. He returned to London in 1897 as minister of Paddington chapel. He resigned in 1903. Old yet ever new, 1904, and Dayspring from on high, 1907, contain sermons by him. He d. 24 Sept. 1916 at Shortlands, Kent. His brother, Timothy Eynon Davies, is separately noticed.

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Published date: 1959

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