David Evans-Bevan

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Sir David Martyn Evans-Bevan (4 March 1902 – 9 September 1973) was a wealthy industrialist from south Wales. He was the owner of the Vale of Neath Brewery, and purchased Margam Castle from the Talbot family.

David Evans-Bevan inherited the Vale of Neath Brewery from his father, Evan Evans-Bevan. David married Eira Winifred Glanley, daughter of Sidney Archibald Lloyd Glanley, in 1929.

In 1942 he acquired the Margam estate.[1]

David Evans-Bevan bought two Spitfires to help the war effort, and was known for his help towards the council.

On 9 July 1958 Evans-Bevan was created a baronet, of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath in the County of Glamorgan.[2]

In 1967, Sir David sold the brewery to Whitbread, and it finally closed in 1972.[3]

David Evans-Bevan died in September 1973, aged 71, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Martyn. His widow, Eira, died on 24 December 2001.


  1. ^ "Margam Castle and Estate". http:/Kenfig - The Complete History (e-Resource). Kenfig Local History Group. 8 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "No. 41442". The London Gazette. 11 July 1958. p. 4348. 
  3. ^ "Vale of Neath Brewery Records". Archives Wales. National Library of Wales. 9 April 2016. 


Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
(of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath)
Succeeded by
Martyn Evan Evans-Bevan