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JONES , ISAAC ( 1804 - 1850 ), cleric and translator ; b. 2 May 1804 in the parish of Llanychaearn , near Aberystwyth , son of a weaver . He was first educated by his father, and was reported to be able to read Latin at the age of 7. He went to a school in the parish, and then to a grammar school at Aberystwyth . Subsequently he taught there, and was headmaster from 1828 to 1834 . After two years at S. David's College , Lampeter , where he won the Eldon Hebrew scholarship , he was ordained deacon in Sept. 1836 , and priest in Sept. 1837 . He was licensed to the curacy of Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn in 1836 , and after serving there and at Capel Bangor he went, in Feb. 1840 , as curate to Llanedwen and Llanddaniel-fab in Anglesey . He remained there till his death on 2 Dec. 1850 , and was buried at Llanidan . He translated two volumes of Gurney 's Scriptural Dictionary ( 1831 ) and published a Welsh Grammar in 1832 .

Bibliography:

  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present , 1908 ;
  • Y Geninen , 1897 , 37;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru , 1870 ;
  • Benjamin Williams (Gwynionydd) , Enwogion Sir Aberteifi , 1868 ;
  • Cardiff Free Libraries, Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department , 1898 .

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth