b. at Denbigh, son of James Jardine. He was a student at the Carmarthen Academy, 1752-4, and was ordained at Abergavenny, 1754, where he also started a school. Because of a controversy over the question of doctrine taught at the Carmarthen Academy the Congregational Board (London) refused to give that institution a financial grant; Jardine was recommended as tutor of the Board's Academy in Wales, 27 Feb. 1757, and was appointed head of the new Academy at Abergavenny, 7 March 1757, with Benjamin Davies (1739? - 1817) as his assistant. Jardine continued to minister to the church at Abergavenny and to be head of the Academy until he d. 1 Oct. 1766. He m. the daughter of Lewis Jones, Bridgend, Glam. (1702? - 1772). David Jardine was an excellent teacher and many of his students became prominent amongst Congregationalists.
Published date: 1959
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