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DAVIES , EVAN THOMAS ( Dyfrig ; 1847 - 1927 ), cleric .

Son of Thomas Davies and Rachel his wife. Born. 20 June 1847 at Cwmcefn , Llanfihangel Ystrad, Cards. , educated at Ystrad Meurig and at S. David's College , Lampeter , where he graduated in 1869 .

After a year spent in teaching at Greenock , he was ordained deacon in 1870 by bishop Ollivant of Llandaff , and priest in 1871 . After serving curacies at Llanwynno , Ferndale , and Betws , Glam. , he was in 1875 preferred to S. David's Welsh church , Liverpool , and subsequently became vicar of Aberdovey ( 1882 ), Pwllheli ( 1890 ), and Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog in Anglesey ( 1906 ), till his retirement in 1913 . From 1891 to 1900 he was rural dean of Llyn , and from 1906 he was a residentiary canon of Bangor cathedral . He m., 1885 , Catherine Anne Edwards of Aberdovey . Davies was known as a popular and effective preacher and lecturer , and a member of the ‘ Gorsedd ’ under the name Dyfrig . He was the author of Cydymaith y Cymro , 1885 , Pregethau, Erthyglau ac Areithiau ( 1894 ) and Pregethau ac Anerchiadau , 1899 . He d. at Bangor , 31 Oct. 1927 , and was buried at Glanadda cemetery in that city.

Sources:

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory , 1926 ;
  • Y Llan , 4 Nov. 1927 ;
  • Yr Haul , Feb. — March 1928 .

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959