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JONES , EDMUND OSBORNE ( 1858 - 1931 ), cleric ;

b. at Barmouth , 24 Sept. 1858 , second son of John Jones , rector of Llanaber with Barmouth , and Adelaide his wife. He was educated at Dolgelley grammar school and Friars School , Bangor , under the headmaster-ship of D.L. Lloyd (q.v.) . He matriculated at Oxford in Oct. 1876 , as a Postmaster of Merton College , was placed in the first class in classical Moderations in 1878 , and in the third class in Litterae Humaniores in 1880 , when he took his B.A. After teaching at Trowbridge grammar school for some years, he was ordained deacon by the bishop of Ely in 1885 and priest in 1886 . He served as curate of Soham from 1885 to 1889 , and then spent two years as assistant master at Christ College , Brecon . In 1891 bishop Lloyd of Bangor preferred him to the vicarage of Llanidloes , which he held till 1923 ; he was rural dean of Arwystli , and canon residentiary of Bangor . In 1923 he accepted the rectory of Rushton , near Kettering , which he held till his death on 11 March 1931 . He m. ( 1886 ), Ada Howells , by whom he had three sons (two of whom were killed in the first world war ) and one daughter. In 1896 he published Welsh Lyrics of the Nineteenth Century , and in 1906 Welsh Poets of Today and Yesterday (both works being translations from Welsh ).

Sources:

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory ;
  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Y Llan , 20 March 1931 ;
  • Yr Haul , April 1931 ;
  • Who was who? ;
  • private information.

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959