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JONES , ROBERT ( Trebor Aled ; 1866 - 1917 ); poet and Baptist minister ;

b. 4 Oct. 1866 at Llety'r Eos , Llansannan, Denbs. His early training was meagre, and he began to work when very young; he was a shepherd near Denbigh for a period, and later sold books for a publishing company . In 1893 he began to preach at Denbigh , was ordained pastor of the churches at Llansannan and Llanfairtalhaearn in 1898 , and removed thence to Tal-y-bont , near Aberystwyth , in 1905 . He published Fy Lloffyn Cyntaf, sef Casgliad o Gynyrchion Prydyddol , 1894 ; Cofiant y Diweddar Thomas Jones, Llansannan , 1901 ; Awdl Geraint ac Enid (Testyn y Gadair, Eisteddfod Frenhinol Genedlaethol Rhyl, 1904 , 1905 ); Pleser a Phoen, sef Cyfrol o Farddoniaeth yn y Llon a'r Lleddf , 1908 ; Talhaiarn , 1916 . He d. 7 Jan. 1917 .

Sources:

  • Baptist Diary and Handbook , 1918 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959