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Richard Davies

(c. 1505—1581) bishop of St David's and biblical translator


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(c. 1501–81). Bishop and scholar. Davies was born in north Wales and educated at New Inn Hall, Oxford. He held livings in Buckinghamshire but, as a reformer, took refuge in Geneva during Mary's reign. At the accession of Elizabeth, Davies was made bishop of St Asaph (1560) and moved in 1561 to St Davids. He was on close terms with both Archbishop Parker and Cecil, advising them on Welsh matters. Davies collaborated closely with William Salesbury in producing the Welsh translation of the New Testament in 1567, parts of which he contributed. But a quarrel between them seems to have left the Old Testament to be translated by William Morgan.

From The Oxford Companion to British History in Oxford Reference.

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