Fisher, John, 1862-1930

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Fisher, John, 1862-1930

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John Fisher (1862-1930), Welsh scholar, was born on 5th January 1862, at Cicoll, Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, the eldest son of Edward and Mary Fisher. He was educated at Llandeilo-Talybont (Pontarddulais) National School, Llandovery School, and St David's College, Lampeter, where he graduated B.A. in 1884 and B.D. in 1891. In 1901, he became rector of Cefn, near St. Asaph, and librarian of the Cathedral Library. In 1916, he became Canon of the Cathedral, and its Chancellor in 1927. He was the Welsh examining Chaplain to Archbishop A. G. Edwards in 1921 and Welsh examiner at St David's College, Lampeter, 1905-1909. From 1917, he was a member of the governing body of the Church in Wales. He served as the general secretary of the Cambrian Archaeological Association, 1914-1917, having been a member since 1899; he was also editor of Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1914-1919; he was elected FSA in 1918, and became the vice-president of the Cambrian Archaeological Association in 1925. He died on 9th May 1930. David Richard Thomas (1833-1916), cleric and historian, was born in 1833. He was the Rector of Llandrinio, 1892-1916, and was appointed Canon of St. Asaph, 1881, and Archdeacon of Montgomery in 1866. He was the Chairman of the Cambrian Archaeological Association Committee and editor of Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1875-1889 and 1884-1888, to which he contributed regularly. He died on 11th October 1916. The Rev. E. J. Fisher of Meifod (fl. 1930s) may have been a relative of John Fisher's. He left Ruthin for Cefn on 3 April 1901.

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