EVANS, DAVID (1744 - 1821), Baptist minister

Name: David Evans
Date of birth: 1744
Date of death: 1821
Child: John Evans
Child: David Davies Evans
Parent: David Evans
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: William Joseph Rhys

Born near Aberporth, Cardiganshire, son of David Evans, fisherman. He worked on several farms between 1754 and 1774. He seldom went to a religious service until he began to attend Hawen Congregational chapel in 1767. He refused to join either the Congregationalists or the Calvinistic Methodists but was baptized at Cilfowyr, 1770, when he was chief manservant at Dol-goch, Troed-yr-aur; soon afterwards he was persuaded to preach. He married in 1774 and took a smallholding near Troed-yr-aur. He and John Richards (died 1808) were ordained at Newcastle Emlyn, 1778. On behalf of the Welsh Baptist mission he visited North Wales thirteen times. From 1787 until 1817 he looked after Maes-y-berllan (near Brecon) and its branches; he also started causes at Crickadarn and Brecon. Two of his sons, JOHN EVANS and David D. Evans, Pont-rhyd-yr-ynn (1787 - 1858), became ministers. He died 24 October 1821.


Published date: 1959

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