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Davies, Robert (1684-1728) (DNB00)


DAVIES, ROBERT (1684–1728), Welsh antiquary, of Llanerch, Denbighshire, and Gwysaney, Flintshire, was a diligent student of the history and antiquities of his native country, and formed a valuable collection of Welsh manuscripts, of which only ten volumes now remain, five at Llanerch, and five at Gwysaney. He died on 22 May 1728, aged 44. A superb monument was erected to his memory in Mold Church, with his figure in a standing attitude, and habited in Roman costume.

[Dwnn's Heraldic Visitations of Wales, ii. 321; Williams's Eminent Welshmen, p. 110; Cathrall's Hist. of N. Wales, ii. 223.]

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