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DAVIES, EVAN THOMAS (Dyfrig; 1847 - 1927), cleric

Name: Evan Thomas Davies
Pseudonym: Dyfrig
Date of birth: 1847
Date of death: 1927
Spouse: Catherine Anne Davies (née Edwards)
Parent: Rachel Davies
Parent: Thomas Davies
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Religion
Author: Thomas Iorwerth Ellis

Son of Thomas Davies and Rachel his wife. Born. 20 June 1847 at Cwmcefn, Llanfihangel Ystrad, Cardiganshire, educated at Ystrad Meurig and at S. David's College, Lampeter, where he graduated in 1869.

After a year spent in teaching at Greenock, he was ordained deacon in 1870 by bishop Ollivant of Llandaff, and priest in 1871. After serving curacies at Llanwynno, Ferndale, and Betws, Glamorganshire, he was in 1875 preferred to S. David's Welsh church, Liverpool, and subsequently became vicar of Aberdovey (1882), Pwllheli (1890), and Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog in Anglesey (1906), till his retirement in 1913. From 1891 to 1900 he was rural dean of Llŷn, and from 1906 he was a residentiary canon of Bangor cathedral. He married, 1885, Catherine Anne Edwards of Aberdovey. Davies was known as a popular and effective preacher and lecturer, and a member of the ' Gorsedd ' under the name Dyfrig. He was the author of Cydymaith y Cymro, 1885, Pregethau, Erthyglau ac Areithiau (1894) and Pregethau ac Anerchiadau, 1899. He died at Bangor, 31 October 1927, and was buried at Glanadda cemetery in that city.


Published date: 1959

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