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JONES , DAVID ( 1788 - 1859 ), Independent minister ;

b. at Pant-y-blawd (or ‘ Bryn-blawd ’), Llanfihangel-Cilfargen, Carms. He was a great-grandson of Thomas William ( 1697 - 1778 ) (q.v.) , minister at Capel Isaac , and became a member of that church. He was well educated, and became a skilful veterinary surgeon — according to Gwilym Lleyn (in Enw. F. ) he published a book on the horse . He was a married man, living on his freehold, Pant-arfon , when he began preaching . On 3 July 1822 he was called to the pastorate of Gwynfe (at a considerable distance from his home); he greatly increased the membership there, and retained office till his death. But he also took temporary charges from time to time — at Capel Isaac ( 1832-42 ) and at Crug-y-bar ( 1826-9 ), and he was the chief founder of Siloam ( 1822 ) at Pont-ar-Gothi . Articles by him appeared in Lleuad yr Oes , Yr Efangylydd , and Y Diwygiwr . He d. at Pant-arfon , 29 April 1859 , aged 71, and was buried at Capel Isaac .

Sources:

  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , iii, 447, 532, 551, 571-2;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru , 1870

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959