Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Davies, David (d.1819?)

DAVIES, DAVID, D.D. (d. 1819?), writer on poor laws, studied at Jesus College, Oxford, and proceeded B.A. 1778, M.A. 1785, B.D. and D.D. 1800. He was appointed rector of Barkham, Berkshire. Here he occupied himself with inquiries regarding the condition of the labouring poor. These inquiries, dedicated to the board of agriculture, he published as ‘The Case of Labourers in Husbandry stated and considered’ (Bath and London, 1795). The most valuable part of this work is the appendix, which contains a number of minute particulars regarding the wages, food, &c., of the labourers in various districts of England and Scotland. Davies died about 1819.

[Cat. of Oxford Graduates; McCulloch's Lit. of Pol. Econ.]

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