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DAVIES , EVAN ( Philomath ; fl. 1720-1750 ), almanac-maker ,

lived at Manafon, Mont. He published a series of almanacs under the title Newyddion Mawr Oddiwrth y Ser . The first appeared, perhaps, in the year 1738 , and the third in 1741 . They were published in Shrewsbury by T . Durston and include some good poetry and a little history. By this time, Evan Davies is little more than a name and his almanacs are scarce.

Sources:

  • R. Williams , Montgomeryshire Worthies (1894) , 36;
  • Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig, 1651–1850 (1893) , 718-9;
  • Shankland in Trafodion Cymdeithas Hanes Bedyddwyr Cymru , 1912-13 .

Author:

Dr Enid Pierce Roberts, M.A., D.Litt., Bangor

Published date: 1959