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Davies, David Charles (1826–1891), Calvinistic Methodist minister and college head, was born at Aberystwyth on 11 May 1826, the eldest son of Robert Davies (1790–1841), a draper, and Eliza, daughter of David Charles of Carmarthenshire. His father was one of the leading laymen among the Calvinistic Methodists of ...

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Edwards, Lewis (1809–1887), Calvinistic Methodist minister and college head, eldest child of a small farmer, Lewis Edward (1783–1852) and his wife, Margaret (1785–1854), was born on 27 October 1809 at Pwllcenawon, near Penllwyn in the parish of Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire. His parents were pious Methodists of conviction and the young ...

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Lewis Edwards (1809–1887) by unknown engraver by courtesy of the National Library of Wales

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Rowlands, David [pseud. Dewi Môn] (1836–1907), Congregational minister and college head, the son of John and Margaret Rowlands, was born on 4 March 1836 at Geufron, Rhos-y-bol, Anglesey. The family were prominent in local Calvinistic Methodist circles. After a village education he was apprenticed at thirteen, and worked in shops at ...

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Workman, Herbert Brook (1862–1951), Methodist minister and college head, was born in Peckham, London, on 2 November 1862, son of John Sansom Workman, a Welseyan Methodist minister, and his wife, Mary Brook. Educated at Kingswood School, Bath, of which his younger brother, W. P. Workman...