Born 1 July, 1884 at Bronfelen, Capel Seion, Cardiganshire, son of John and Ellen Evans. He was educated at Capel Seion elementary school, Pen-llwyn board school, Newcastle Emlyn grammar school, University College, Aberystwyth (where he graduated B.A.) and the Theological College, Aberystwyth (where he graduated B.D.). He was ordained in 1916, and served as minister of his mother-church at Capel Seion until his death. In 1943 he married Mary Muriel Williams, Aberystwyth; he died 1 May 1965. He came into prominence in 1926 when he published a handbook on the principal characters of the Old Testament - Prif gymeriadau'r Hen Destament - which had been rejected by his Association because of his liberal outlook. In 1935 he published Hanes Capel Seion, a very useful book of local history.
Published date: 2001
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