PROSSER, DAVID LEWIS (1868 - 1950), archbishop

Name: David Lewis Prosser
Date of birth: 1868
Date of death: 1950
Parent: Elizabeth Prosser
Parent: David Prosser
Gender: Male
Occupation: archbishop
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Thomas Iorwerth Ellis

Born 10 June 1868, son of David Prosser of Tŷ Gwyn, Llangynnor, Carmarthenshire and Elizabeth, his wife. He was educated at Llandovery College and Keble College, Oxford, where he graduated with a third-class honours degree in history; he took his B.A. in 1891 and his M.A. in 1895. He was ordained deacon, 18 December 1892, by Bishop Basil Jones of St. David's and licensed to the curacy of Holy Trinity church at Aberystwyth. He had his priest's orders from John Lloyd, suffragan Bishop of Swansea, 21 December 1893. In 1896, he became curate of Christ Church, Swansea, where he remained until 1909, when he became vicar of Pembroke Dock. He was appointed Archdeacon of St. David's in 1920 and was consecrated Bishop of St. David's in succession to John Owen 2 February 1927. In 1944, he was elected Archbishop of Wales to succeed C.A.H. Green. He resigned the archbishopric in 1949. He died 28 February 1950, at Abergwili, where he was buried.

He wrote some devotional pamphlets, and was awarded the degree of LL.D. honoris causa by the University of Wales in 1949.


Published date: 2001

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