Born 1802, son of D. Davies, curate of Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire; educated at the Carmarthen grammar school under Hancock and D. A. Williams, afterwards chancellor of S. Davids cathedral. In 1825 he was ordained to the curacy of Ystradgynlais; in 1826 he became perpetual curate of Capel Coelbren, in 1836 rector of Ystradgynlais and vicar of Devynnock, Brecknock. In 1840 he married Sarah, daughter of David Rees, of Tonn, Llandovery, a member of the celebrated Welsh publishing family; she died in 1858, leaving five children. He died 25 March 1862. He was a most assiduous parish priest and was even more famous as an eloquent preacher.
Published date: 1959
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