St Asaph cathedral

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See also: Dafydd Ddu of HiraddugDafydd Ddu of Hiraddug
(d. by 1371)
Dafydd Ddu o Hiraddug, Dafydd Ddu Athro Hiraddug
Welsh poet and editor of a Welsh bardic grammar.
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Richard DaviesDavies (Richard)
(d. 1581)
Welsh bishop, first of St Asaph, later of St Davids; a scholar whose achievements included translating parts of the New Testament into Welsh and writing the Epistol at y Cembru.
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Hugh Evans [Denbighshire clergyman, fl. 16th c.]Evans (Hugh) ... Denbighshire clergyman, fl. 16th c.
(fl. 1550s–d. 1587)
A clergyman active in Denbighshire. Evans was born ca. 1523 in Wales. He graduated at Brasenose College in Oxford in 1548-9 and took his MA there in 1553. He held a prebendary at St Paul’s cathedral in 1558. In 1560 he moved to north Wales, where he became dean of St Asaph, Denbighshire (1560-1587); sinecure rector of Cwm, Flintshire (1566-1574); vicar of Northop, Flintshire (1571-1577); and vicar of Henllan, Denbighshire (1582-d.1587). Evans died on 17 December 1587, aged 64 (Marx 2015). It has been suggested (O'Rourke 2003) that he may well have been the same Hugh Evans who was responsible for compiling the composite manuscript NLW Peniarth MS 12.
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Thomas TannerTanner (Thomas)
English clergyman and antiquary, bishop of St Asaph. He bequeathed many books and manuscripts to the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
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