In June 1803 he was appointed bishop of S. Davids , and forthwith began to institute reforms in the diocese. He licensed four grammar schools from which he would be willing to ordain men after a seven years course; he founded a society to promote Christian learning and Church union , and he proceeded to collect subscriptions for founding a college in Wales to prepare men for holy orders . He was manifestly successful in this work, and in 1822 he laid the foundation stone of S. David's College at Lampeter . He took a great interest in Welsh life and gave his patronage to the group of Welsh literary clergy who were active during the early part of the 19th cent. , and to the Carmarthen eisteddfod of 1819 .
He was translated to Salisbury in 1825 and d. there 19 Feb. 1837 .
Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959