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JONES , LEWIS ( 1808 - 1854 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author ;

b. at Melin Cae'r Berllan , Llanfihangel-y-pennant, Mer. When a lad, he went to Bala to assist in bookbinding , under Robert Saunderson (q.v.) . He began preaching ; went to the school kept by John Hughes ( 1796 - 1860 ) (q.v.) at Wrexham ; and was ordained in 1838 . He lived in the house attached to Llwyneinion chapel , and there he d., 29 March 1854 , aged 46; he was buried in the graveyard of Llidiardau C.M. chapel . A copious writer, he published in 1841 a biography of the Rev. Richard Jones ( 1784 - 1840 ) of Bala , on whom see Enw. F. and William Williams , Methodistiaeth Dwyrain Meirionydd , 577-9; besides this, he published other books. There are good articles by him in Y Drysorfa ; and he was chiefly responsible for the little monthly Y Geiniogwerth ( 1847-51 ) and its short-lived continuation Y Methodist ( 1851 ).

Sources:

  • Y Drysorfa , 1854 , 173;
  • Y Goleuad , 18 Sept. 1875 (by Dr. Lewis Edwards );
  • T. M. Jones , Llenyddiaeth fy Ngwlad (1893) , 100;
  • Y Seren (Bala), 1 Nov. 1952 .

Author:

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

Corrections and additions:

JONES , LEWIS ( 1808 - 1854 ; DWB , 493).

He was the son-in-law of the hymn-writer William Edwards , 1773 - 1853 ( DWB , 199) .

Author:

Published date: 1959