David Davies (Welsh priest)

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David Davies (1741–1819) was a Welsh clergyman in the Church of England. He was educated at Jesus College, Oxford. He was Rector of Barkham in Berkshire from 1781 until his death.

Davies studied the condition of the labouring poor, recorded statistics of their wages, cost of food, etc. in various districts of England and Scotland.[1] He published his findings in 1795 as a book called Cases of Labourers in Husbandry Stated and Considered,[1] an important work in social history.


  1. ^ a b Page, William; Ditchfield, P.H., eds. (1923). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 3. pp. 238–241.