b. in a thatched house called
, son of
. In his early days he was a
, but in spite of the blue scars on his face he would not admit to having been one. He fell under the spell of
, and shortly after joining the
. He was at
before being ordained to the ministry. His was a wandering ministry, for he was completely incapable of managing people. In
he returned to his native district where he spent the remainder of his life. He d.
9 Sept. 1876
and was buried at
. He was an unusual
and, at times, is said to have been as moving as
himself. His wit and the originality of some of his sayings made him celebrated.
Cofiant y Gwr Hynod sef y diweddar Barchedig
, ii, 3;
15 and 29 Sept.
13 and 20 Oct. 1876
Reverend Principal Tom Ellis Jones, M.A., B.D., (1900-75), Bangor