EVANS, OWEN (1808 - 1865), Unitarian minister and schoolmaster

Name: Owen Evans
Date of birth: 1808
Date of death: 1865
Spouse: Margaret Evans (née Harries)
Spouse: Jennet Evans (née Davis)
Gender: Male
Occupation: Unitarian minister and schoolmaster
Area of activity: Education; Religion
Author: Thomas Oswald Williams

Born 25 April 1808 at Burlip, Llandysul, Cardiganshire. He was educated at Davis of Castellhywel's school until he went to Carmarthen Academy (1826-30). After that, he returned to Burlip, preaching occasionally at Pant-y-defaid and opening a school at Llandysul and later at ' The College,' Maesymeillion (1830-4). He was for twelve months a schoolmaster at Evesham and Birmingham. In 1836 he accepted a call to Blaen-gwrach and in 1837 moved to Cefncoedycymer, where he remained for twenty-eight years, as minister of the Old Meeting House, and schoolmaster. His school was attended by a large number of pupils of all denominations. He was learned in the ancient languages and was, for years, examiner in Hebrew at Carmarthen College. He was twice married - (1) to Jennet, daughter of David Davis of Neath, and (2) to Margaret Harries of Penderyn, a descendant of Siôn Llewelyn, one of the founders of the Old Meeting House. Apart from articles for the Ymofynydd he published sermons on Temporal Judgments, 1846, and a translation of a sermon preached by the Rabbi Raphael of Birmingham on the Unity of God, 1846, He died 9 January 1865 and was buried in the Old Meeting House cemetery at Cefn Coed.


Published date: 1959

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