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Williams, David (1738–1816), political and religious theorist and founder of the Literary Fund  

Damian Walford Davies

Williams, David (1738–1816), political and religious theorist and founder of the Literary Fund, the son of William David (d. 1752), was born at Waunwaelod, near Watford, on the north slope of Caerphilly Mountain in the parish of Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, south Wales, and baptized there on 9 December 1738. His father invested his money in a shop supplying tools to mining works, but the venture ultimately failed. Three of his brothers '...

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Williams, David (1738–1816)  

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David Williams (1738–1816) by Thornthwaite (after John Francis Rigaud, exh. RA 1774) © National Portrait Gallery, London