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JONES , JOHN ( 1761 - 1822 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

b. at Tyddyn-Dafydd-Ddu , in the parish of Llandwrog, Caerns. , but he was brought up in Caernarvon town until he was 17 years of age, and attended a school kept by one Thomas Brown . He was apprenticed to a barber at Mold but, after two years, returned to his family which, by this time, was living at Amlwch , Anglesey . During the course of a visit paid by David Morris ( 1744 - 1791 ) (q.v.) of Twr-gwyn , to Anglesey he was convinced and in 1784 began to preach . He was a strong, powerfully built man, and his ministry was incisive and convincing. He is said to have converted 180 in the course of one meeting. When he was 35 years of age he m. Mary Williams , heiress of Pen-y-bryn , Edern , where he spent the remainder of his life; he is usually known as ‘ John Jones of Edern .’ He was ordained in 1814 and d. 9 Aug. 1822 .

Sources:

  • Owen Thomas , Cofiant y Parchedig John Jones, Talysarn , New York, 1868 , ii, 825;
  • Y Drysorfa , 1851 , 159;
  • Methodistiaeth Cymru , 1851–6 , ii, 267;
  • Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru , ii, 9-11;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present , 1908 ;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru , 1870 , 607.

Author:

Rev. Richard Thomas, B.A. (1872-1950), Caernarfon

Published date: 1959