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  • DAVIES, JOHN (John Davies of Nerquis; 1799? - 1879), Calvinistic Methodist minister renowned in his day for his wit and originality. There is a 'biography' of him, by George Jones (Wrexham, 1907), very deficient in dates and other particulars. It would seem that he was brought up at Mold, though his family hailed from Nerquis, Flintshire; he was received into Mold Methodist society in 1815 'when 16 years of age' (G. Owen, Methodistiaeth Sir Fflint, 323), and according to his
  • DAVIES, JOHN (Ossian Gwent; 1839 - 1892), poet , except that he was a Calvinistic Methodist elder and that he never married. In 1873 Hughes (Wrexham) published his Caniadau (the date of publication is not shown on the fly-leaf), and in 1898 J. E. Southall of Newport, Monmouth, issued a volume of his hitherto unpublished works under the title Blodau Gwent. In his introduction the publisher tells us a little about the poet's life, his information being
  • DAVIES, OWEN (1752 - 1830), Wesleyan Methodist minister Born at Wrexham, a twin son of Owen Davies, tailor. In his youth, he went to London and thence to Brentford, where he became a Wesleyan Methodist and married a Mrs. Hemans, a widow whose son Thomas entered the Methodist ministry. In due course, he returned to London and began to visit the workhouses of the city and to preach. At the request of John Wesley, conveyed to him by Thomas Olivers, he
  • DAVIES, RICHARD (Mynyddog; 1833 - 1877), poet, singer, and eisteddfod conductor Baich Drain. These letters dealt with topics of the day and criticized stupid customs. He married, 25 September 1871, Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Aaron Francis of Rhyl, and built a new house, Bron-y-gân, at Cemais, Montgomeryshire. In 1876, after conducting the ' Black Chair eisteddfod ' at Wrexham, he accepted the invitation of his friends to visit America for the sake of his health, but this
  • DAVIES, ROBERT (Bardd Nantglyn; 1769 - 1835), poet and grammarian warmly supported by him. It was he who won the prize at Caerwys in 1798 for an awdl on 'Cariad i'n Gwlad,' and in the provincial eisteddfod of Dyfed held at Carmarthen in 1819 he was co-adjudicator with Iolo Morganwg. His successes included the prize at Wrexham in 1820 for an awdl on the death of George III, and several prizes at Beaumaris in 1832. But his eisteddfod activities brought him also a good
  • DAVIES, WILLIAM (1859 - 1907), musician ' Llwybr y Wyddfa.' He won prizes at the national eisteddfod held in Liverpool for his songs ' Neges y Blodeuyn ' and ' Y Gloch '; in London, 1887, for a chairing song with harp obligato; Wrexham, 1888, for ' O na byddai'n haf o hyd ' and ' Myfanwy '; and Brecon, 1889, for four songs. In 1889, out of eighty-six candidates, he was appointed principal tenor at Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1891 he married
  • DAVIES, WILLIAM DANIEL (1838 - 1900), lecturer and author Drych; he also attained much popularity as a public lecturer. He died 22 March 1900 at Wrexham when he was over in Wales on a lecture tour. He published several works, including Llwybrau Bywyd neu Haner Can Mlynedd o Oes Wm. D. Davies (Utica, 1889), Cartref Dedwydd ac Ysgol y Teulu, and America a Gweledigaethau Bywyd, 1894.
  • DAVIS, WILLIAM (Golden Farmer; 1627 - 1690), highwayman Born at Wrexham. He moved in early life to Sodbury, Gloucestershire, where he married the daughter of a wealthy innkeeper, by whom he had eighteen children. He became a successful farmer, adding to this trade another - that of a highwayman, and succeeding in hiding his identity as such, even from his wife, until almost the end of his life. The D.N.B. article, on which this short account is based
  • DENNIS, HENRY (1825 - 1906), mining engineer, colliery owner, etc. Westminster (Broughton, near Wrexham), Wrexham, and Acton (Rhos-ddu, Wrexham), and Hafod (Ruabon). When he was at the zenith of his career the various concerns under his control gave employment to over 10,000 people. He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, chairman of the North Wales Coalowners Association, and president of the Mining Association of Great Britain (1901). Immersed in business
  • DODD, CHARLES HAROLD (1884 - 1973), biblical scholar Born in Wrexham, 7 April 1884, the eldest of four sons of Charles Dodd, the headmaster of the local British Victoria elementary school, and his wife, Sarah (née Parsonage). One brother, Arthur Herbert, became Professor of History at UCNW Bangor, and another, Percy William, was a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, 1919-31. He was educated at his father's school and went on to Grove Park School
  • DOWNMAN, JOHN (1750 - 1824), painter Wrexham, where his daughter had married and where she died in 1840. He married the daughter of William Jackson, Exeter, composer, and organist at Exeter cathedral. He painted subject-pictures in water-colour and oil, amongst them being ' A lady at work,' ' Death of Lucretia,' ' Rosalind.' Bartolozzi engraved a large number of his portraits - ' Duchess of Devonshire,' ' Lady Duncannon,' ' Mrs. Siddons
  • EDWARDS family Cilhendre, Plas Yolyn, Salop 2nd Sir Thomas Myddelton, was one of the civilian envoys deputed by Thomas Mytton to negotiate the surrender of Anglesey (May - June 1646) and Harlech (16 March 1647), becoming governor of Wrexham in 1647. His namesake, who signed the loyal declaration of the Salop gentry in 1642 and was declared a delinquent in 1650, was almost certainly his second cousin of Shrewsbury, sheriff of Salop 1644 and

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