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BEVAN , LLEWELYN DAVID ( 1842 - 1918 ), Independent minister .

Born at Llanelly, Carms. , 11 Sept. 1842 , son of Hopkin Bevan and Eliza ( Davies ) — the father was a Bevan of Llangyfelach , related to Hopkin Bevan , the mother a descendant of Lewis Rees . He was educated at University College School and New College , London ( B.A. , LL.B. ). From 1865 to 1869 he was assistant to Dr. Thomas Binney at the King's Weigh-house , and from 1869 to 1876 pastor of Whitefield's Tabernacle , London . After a pastorate ( 1876-82 ) in New York , he returned to minister ( 1882-6 ) at Highbury Quadrant , but then removed to Collins Street , Melbourne , spending the rest of his life in Australia : 1886-1910 at Melbourne , and 1910-18 as principal of Parkin Independent College , Adelaide . He was m. and had five children. D. 9 Aug. 1918 .

His fourth son, PENRY VAUGHAN BEVAN ( 1876 - 1913 ), was professor of physics at the Royal Holloway College ; his career and work are described by T. Iorwerth Jones in "The contributions of Welshmen to science", Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , 1932-3 , 54-6.


  • The Life and Reminiscences of Llewelyn David Bevan (Melbourne, 1920) , by his widow.


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959