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DAVIES , DAVID ( 1764? - 1828 ), Independent minister and Academy tutor ;

b. near Llansawel, Carms. ; his age when he entered Carmarthen in 1783 is given as 19. He left the Academy in 1785 , and was ordained minister of Llan-y-bri . From 1795 to 1813 he shared the teaching at Carmarthen with David Peter (q.v.) , but charges of immorality brought against him, though not proven, brought his career there to an end; and though he continued in the pastorate of Llan-y-bri , his relations with his congregation had been unsettled; indeed the majority left the church to found another at Capel Newydd . He was also regarded by strict Calvinists as unorthodox. He d. 27 Nov. 1828 — he fell from his horse into a brook near Rhyd-y-gors , and was drowned . He had been twice m.


  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , iii, 385, 387-8.


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

Published date: 1959