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JONES , MORRIS CHARLES ( 1819 - 1893 ), antiquary, and founder of the Powysland Club, Welshpool ;

b. 9 May 1819 of an old Welshpool family, and, by profession, a solicitor at Liverpool . In 1867 he circulated ‘ Proposals for the establishment of the Powysland Club ’ of which he became secretary as well as founder . He was, for a quarter of a century, a distinguished contributor to Montgomeryshire Collections , the publication of the Club , his chief contributions being ‘ The feudal barons of Powys ,’ ‘ The territorial divisions of Montgomeryshire ,’ ‘ Llanllugan Nunnery ,’ ‘ Devolution of the Manors of Arwystli and Cyfeiliog ,’ ‘ The Abbey of Ystrad Marchell ,’ and ‘ Materials for a History of Welshpool .’ (For a complete list, with obituary notice, see Mont. Coll. , xvii). He also assisted in the foundation of the Powysland Museum at Welshpool . He d. 27 Jan. 1893 at Gungrog , Welshpool.


  • Collections Historical and Archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire , xxvii, 1893 .


John Davies Knatchbull Lloyd, M.A., F.S.A., O.B.E., Montgomery

Published date: 1959