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JONES , JOHN ( Vulcan ; 1825 - 1889 ), Wesleyan minister .

Born at Llandwrog , 26 Dec. 1825 , son of Richard Jones ( Callestr Fardd ). Father and son both joined the local Cymreigyddion and the Wesleyans at Bethesda . He had very little early schooling but managed to educate himself. He began to preach at Corris and then went for a time to the Normal College at Swansea . He was a minister in the following circuits: Mold ( 1854 ), Abergele ( 1856 ), Llanfyllin ( 1858 ), Tre-garth ( 1860 ), Holyhead ( 1863 ), Liverpool ( 1866 ), Tre-garth ( 1869 ), Bangor ( 1872 ), Rhyl ( 1875 ), Shaw Street , Liverpool ( 1878 ), Bangor ( 1881 ), Caernarvon ( 1884 ), and Tre-garth ( 1885 ). He retired in 1887 and d. 17 Dec. 1889 . He was interested in poetry , politics , and music , but his chief pre-occupations were philosophy and theology and he wrote a great deal on these subjects to the various periodicals. He edited Y Winllan , 1870-3 , and was responsible for some years for its music; he was also on the editorial board of Y Gwyliedydd . He wrote Traethawd ar Resymeg , 1857 , Athrawiaeth yr Iawn , 1861 (a review of Lewis Edwards 's book), Penarglwyddiaeth Duw , 1873 , Y Beibl , 1875 (an unsuccessful pryddest in the Bangor eisteddfod of 1874 ), and Ameuyddiaeth , 1877 .

Sources:

  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd , Dolgellau , 1895 , 1-12;
  • Y Geninen , 1890 , 73; (Gŵyl Dewi), 19; 1891 (Gŵyl Dewi), 13.

Author:

Reverend Griffith Thomas Roberts, M.A., (1887-1977), Tregarth, Bangor / Talsarnau

Published date: 1959