DAVIES, JOHN PARK (1879 - 1937), Unitarian minister

Name: John Park Davies
Date of birth: 1879
Date of death: 1937
Spouse: Gwenllian Hawys Davies (née Jenkins)
Parent: Mary Davies
Parent: Eleazar Davies
Gender: Male
Occupation: Unitarian minister
Area of activity: Education; Religion
Author: John Islan Jones

Born at Blaenpant-y-Creuddyn, Llandysul, Cardiganshire, 28 May 1879, the son of Eleazar and Mary Davies; educated at the board school and county school, Llandysul, and University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he graduated B.A. with honours in Semitic languages in 1902. He entered Manchester College, Oxford, 1902, was awarded the Russell Martineau Hebrew prize, 1904, and the (university) Hall-Houghton Syriac prize, 1905; he was also a member of Wadham College, Oxford. As Hibbert scholar he proceeded to Harvard University, where he graduated B.D. in 1907. He was Unitarian minister at Pontypridd, 1908-13, of the Old Presbyterian chapel, Nantwich, 1913-24, and minister of Gateacre chapel, Liverpool, 1924-6. He became principal of the Presbyterian College, Carmarthen, and minister of Parc-y-felfed chapel in 1926. He married Gwenllian Hawys Jenkins, Aberdare, 11 June 1911. He died 21 May 1937 and was buried at Pant-y-defaid.


Published date: 1959

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