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JONES , THOMAS JERMAN ( 1833 - 1890 ), missionary for twenty years with the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists on the Khasi Hills , Assam , India ;

b. 10 Aug. 1833 at Llangristiolus , Anglesey , son of John Jones and Jane , née Jerman ; he worked in early life on the farm and later as a quarryman at Bethesda, Caerns. , where he was temporarily disabled through an accident. He studied at Clynnog school under Eben Fardd and later at Bala C.M. College ( 1860-3 ). He was ordained and ministered amongst the Welsh in the North of England ( 1863-9 ). He m., and sailed for India , 1869 , reaching the Khasi Hills by March 1870 . After ministering at Jowai for a time, he moved to Shillong in 1875 , where he served with distinction during the cholera epidemic of 1879 . Returning to his native land to recuperate, he d. 14 April off Dungeness , and was buried in Smithdown Road cemetery , Liverpool , 18 April 1890 .

Sources:

  • R. J. Williams , Cofiant y Parch. Thomas Jerman Jones , Caernarfon, 1911 , 1911 .

Author:

Reverend Dr Evan Lewis Evans, D.Th., (1898-1978), Pontardulais / Swansea

Published date: 1959