EVANS, WILLIAM (1823 - 1900), cleric

Name: William Evans
Date of birth: 1823
Date of death: 1900
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric
Area of activity: Religion
Author: John James Jones

A native of Llangeler, Carms., he was educated at S. David's College, Lampeter, where he was senior scholar and prizeman in Hebrew and divinity. Ordained, 1848, to the curacy of S. Mary, Cardigan, he was curate of Gelli-gaer, 1850-3, and of Troed-yr-aur, 1854-6; he became, 1856, vicar of Rhymney, Mon., where he remained until his death. He was one of the leading clergy in the diocese of Llandaff, and became prebendary of Llandaff cathedral, 1878. He was joint editor of Y Cyfaill Eglwysig from 1864 to 1866, when he became the sole editor; he continued to edit this monthly until the end of 1893, when he resigned owing to ill-heath. He died 8 August 1900.


Published date: 1959

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