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HUMPHREYS , THOMAS JONES ( 1841 - 1934 ), Wesleyan minister ;

b. 16 May 1841 at Darowen, Mont. , grandson on his father's side of one of the first trustees of Tŷ-cerrig Wesleyan chapel . He was educated at the Normal College , Swansea ( 1861-2 ), and became first a salaried preacher in the Pwllheli circuit ( 1862-5 ) and then a minister in the following circuits: Amlwch ( 1865 ), Abergele ( 1867 ), Blaenau Ffestiniog ( 1869 ), Llanberis ( 1872 ), Bagillt ( 1874 ), Llanfaircaereinion ( 1877 ), Tregarth ( 1880 ), Bangor ( 1883 ), Dolgelley ( 1886 ), Coedpoeth ( 1889 ), Llanrhaeadr — ym — Mochnant ( 1892 ), Manchester ( 1894 ), Mold ( 1897 ), Conway ( 1900 ), Manchester ( 1903 ), Machynlleth ( 1905 ), and Coedpoeth ( 1907 ). He retired in 1910 and d. at Bangor 16 Feb. 1934 . He was president of the Wesleyan assembly in 1906 .

He wrote many articles for the Eurgrawn Wesleaidd , including a series on Welsh Wesleyan hymnology ( 1902-3 ). Among his publications may be mentioned his commentaries on Romans 1889 , John 1891 , Hebrews 1892 , Matthew 1895 , Mark 1898 , and Luke 1899 ; doctrinal books such as Rhagoriaeth Moesoldeb y Beibl , 1880 , Athroniaeth Foesol y Beibl , 1883 , Damcaniaeth Dadblygiad , 1880 , and others; a hand-book on the Wesleyan system, Y Rheoliadur , 1885 ; and a valuable outline of his denomination's history, Methodistiaeth Wesleyaidd Gymreig , 1900 . He also held provincial offices.

Sources:

  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd (Dolgellau) , 1912 (321-4), 1934 (127-32), 1872 (260, 297-9), 1927 (241-6).

Author:

Reverend Griffith Thomas Roberts, M.A., (1887-1977), Tregarth, Bangor / Talsarnau

Published date: 1959