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JONES , MORGAN ( 1717? - 1780 ), Congregational minister ,

b. at Tŷ-gwyn , Cefnarthen , in 1717 it is thought. He lived on his own property, Tŷ-gwyn . He officiated with other ministers at the ordination of John Davies at Cefnarthen , Aug. 1768 ; it is not known, however, whether he was an ordained minister or had started to preach in his own church before 1771 , but it is known that he ministered at Cefnarthen from 1771 to 1780 , and that he received a grant from the Presbyterian Board in 1774 . He signed a preface ( 22 July 1754 ) to a second edition ( Bristol 1754 ) of Mêr Difinyddiaeth Iachus . He d. 1 April 1780.

Sources:

  • Cardiff Free Libraries, Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department , 1898 ;
  • minutes of the Presbyterian Fund Board;
  • Cefnarthen church book;
  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , iii, 589;
  • W. Rowlands , Cambrian Bibliography , Llanidloes, 1869 .

Author:

Rev. John Dyfnallt Owen, M.A., (1873-1956), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959