Bevan, Evan

Bevan, Evan a minister of the Society of Friends, was born in Lantwit Vardre, Wales; about 1678. He pursued his collegiate studies at Oxford, where, it is. said, he made considerable progress in various parts of literature. He next studied law, and subsequently practiced in his native county, Glamorganshire, where he received an appointment as deputy-sheriff. While thus engaged his mind became deeply interested in his own spiritual condition, and having been instructed and comforted by reading Barclay's Apology for the Quakers, he left the Established Church and united with the Friends. During the last twenty years of his life, he was much engaged with his ministerial duties, chiefly in the place and neighborhood of his residence in Pontymoil, Monmouthshire, Wales. After uniting with the Friends, he taught a school for thirty-five years. He died Feb. 17, 1746. See Friends' Library, 13:174-178. (J. C. S.)

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