This well-executed engraving shows the Revd. John Davies (1784-1845). He was born in Flintshire and following his conversion became a Wesleyan Methodist minister overseeing Welsh circuits, first in the north, later in south Wales.
Davies was thought of as a very capable administrator and good spiritual leader. In the 1820s, he was elected Chairman of the Welsh District and, later, of the South Wales District. Between 1833 and 1843, Davies was Secretary of the South Wales Synod and became the Chairman for the District once more in 1843.