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JONES , JOHN ( Humilis ; 1818 - 1869 ), Wesleyan minister, editor, translator, and essayist .

Born at Llantrisant, Glam. , he started preaching before he was 20 years of age, went to Didsbury College , and began to ‘travel’ in 1843 . He was Editor of Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd from 1849 to 1851 . A prolific writer on various topics, his published works include a translation of W. Arthur , The Successful Businessman , 1853 , Darlith ar Rwsia a'i Rhyfel , 1854 , Traethawd ar Dwrci, a Hanes Bywyd Nicholas o Rwsia , 1855 , Y Bywgraffydd Wesleyaidd , 1866 , and Y Chwedleuydd , 1868 . He also wrote various articles to Y Traethodydd , 1855-69 . He d. at Cardiff , 13 March 1869 , at the age of 51.

Sources:

  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd , Dolgellau , 1869 (204), 1909 (7,326);
  • Notable Welshmen (1700–1900) , 1908

Author:

Miss Ray Looker, (Mrs Ray Morgan), Cardiff / Rhymni

Published date: 1959