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JONES , DANIEL ( 1757 - 1821 ), Methodist cleric ;

b. c. 1757 , a native, it is thought, of Llanboidy, Carms. He was ordained deacon in 1781 and licensed to the curacy of Pencarreg , but he was curate of Llanybyther when he was ordained priest in 1782 . He was transferred to Radyr, Glam. , c. 1785 , where he remained as curate for the rest of his life. In 1792 he m. Joan , daughter of Edmund Williams of S. Fagans . He was a supporter of the Methodists and used to preach in their chapels; for many years they, in their turn, came every month to take communion in Radyr parish church . HEZEKIAH JONES , Methodist curate of Sully and Porthkerry , near Barry , and JACOB JONES of Hendre , the author of a popular elegy upon Williams of Pantycelyn , were his brothers. He d. 20 Jan. 1821 at the age of 63, according to his tombstone, and was buried at S. Fagans .

Sources:

  • Methodistiaeth Cymru , 1851–6 , iii, 95;
  • D. E. Jenkins , Life of Thomas Charles , Denbigh, 1908 , ii, 136; iii, 328-9.

Author:

Reverend Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 1959