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Richard Davies

1501?-1581. Bishop and translator. Born a curate's son at Gyffin, Conway, he was educated at New Inn Hall, Oxford, and after serving two Buckinghamshire livings, was deprived on the accession of [[Mary Tudor]] and withdrew to Frankfurt to join other Protestant exiles. He was consecrated bishop of St. Asaph in 1560 and translated to St. David's the following year. As an administrator he was the foremost protagonist of the Elizabethan settlement in Wales, and profoundly concerned about the sorry condition of his diocese and the low spiritual condition of both clergy and people.