Davies, Owen (DNB00)

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DAVIES, OWEN (1752–1830), Welsh writer, born at Wrexham in 1752, came to London and joined the Wesleyan methodists. In 1789 he was appointed an itinerant preacher, and on the establishment of the Welsh Wesleyan Mission he was sent to Wales as superintendent. He died at Liverpool on 12 Jan. 1830.

His works are: 1. ‘Amddiffyniad o'r Methodistiaid Wesleyaidd,’ 1806. 2. ‘Ymddiddanion rhwng dau gymmydog, yn dangos cyfeilornadau Calfinistaeth,’ Caerlleon (Chester), 1807, 12mo. 3. ‘Catechism for Children,’ Chester, 1808, 16mo, translated into Welsh (‘Catecism i Plant’) by T. Roberts. 4. ‘Sylwadau ar lyfr a gyhoeddwyd yn ddiweddar gan Mr. T. Jones,’ 1808. 5. ‘Llythyr at Mr. T. Jones,’ about 1809. 6. ‘Deuddeg o Bregethau ar wahanol Destunau,’ Dolgelly, 1812, 8vo. 7. Sermons printed in the ‘Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd.’

[Williams's Eminent Welshmen; Cat. of Printed Books in Brit. Mus.]

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