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JONES , JOHN ( 1776 - 1857 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

b. in Sept. 1776 to John and Ellen Jones , of Tŷ Mawr , Penmorfa, Caerns. , and educated at Botwnnog grammar school . He began to preach in 1803 , and was ordained in 1814 ; he is usually known as ‘ John Jones of Tremadoc .’ He was reckoned a powerful preacher ; his views were very conservative, and he was one of John Elias 's henchmen. In 1834 he published a small biography of Richard Jones ( 1772? - 1833 ) (q.v.) ‘of Wern .’ He d. 30 Jan. 1857 , and was buried at Penmorfa .

Sources:

  • J. Jones (‘Myrddin Fardd’) , Enwogion Sir Gaernarfon , 1922 .

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959