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JONES , DAVID ( 1808 - 1854 ), Baptist minister and editor ;

b. at Pen-rhiw-fach , Llanpumpsaint , 1808 , son of Benjamin and Esther Jones . He started to preach at Ebenezer , Blaenavon , and entered Abergavenny Academy at the age of 20. He was ordained minister of his mother church in 1832 , and in July 1834 he moved to the Tabernacle , Cardiff , where he remained until his death, 8 Nov. 1854 . During his ministry at Blaenavon , he m. E. Thomas , Neath , and two sons were born to them. He was appointed co-editor of Ystorfa Weinidogaethol (aft. Ystorfa y Bedyddwyr ) in 1838 , and Y Bedyddiwr in 1840 . He published Udgorn Jubili Cenhadiaeth y Bedyddwyr , 1844 , and Y Drych Blynyddol , 1849 . He translated Cydymaith y Bibl (n.d.) probably from the English of E. Romeyn , New York , and in 1839 edited a second edition of Enoch Francis , Gair yn ei Bryd . A popular catechism is also attributed to him.

Sources:

  • R. Evans , Life and Times of the Rev. David Jones, Baptist Minister, Tabernacle, Cardiff. Also forty of his skeleton sermons , Llanelli, 1885 , 1885 ;
  • Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru , ii, 73-5.

Author:

Benjamin George Owens, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959