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JONES , DAVID LLOYD ( 1843 - 1905 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

b. 5 Jan. 1843 at Tal-y-sarn, Caerns. , son of the celebrated John Jones ( 1796 - 1857 ) (q.v.) . He was educated at the local British school , at Clynnog school , 1860 , Bala College , 1861 , and Edinburgh University , 1865-9 ( M.A. , 1869 ). He experienced the emotional influence of the 1859 revival . After having been minister of China Street , Llanidloes , 1870 (he was ordained at Amlwch , 1872 ), he became minister of the English church at Llandinam ( 1875 ) where he remained for the rest of his life. He m. (1) Sophie Williams of Bootle , 1874 , and (2) Annie , daughter of the Rev. Evan Jones , 1883 ; he had two sons by his first marriage and four by his second. He was moderator of the North Wales C.M. Association , 1899 , of the General Assembly , 1904 , and chairman of the Conference of English C.M. churches , 1904 . He d. 15 Nov. 1905 , and was buried in the parish churchyard, Llandinam . He was a frequent contributor to periodicals such as Cymru (O.M.E.) on astronomy , geology , archaeology , and history . As a preacher he was impressive and effective, and for many years was one of the outstanding personalities of the pulpit; he did a great deal of work in the little churches of Montgomeryshire , Brecknock , and Radnor , and was revered throughout Wales , alike for his warm humanity and for his many gifts.

Sources:

  • Elias Jones and others, Cofiant a Phregethau y Diweddar Barch. David Lloyd Jones, M.A., Llandinam ; , Wrexham, 1908 .

Author:

Reverend Gwilym Arthur Edwards, M.A., D.D., (1881-1963), Oswestry

Published date: 1959