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JONES , SAMUEL ( fl. 1715-1764 ), Congregational minister and tutor .;

b. probably in the parish of Llanedy, Carms. (but Llangyfelach, Glam. , has also been suggested). He was at the Carmarthen Academy , under William Evans , c. 1715 , and it is thought that he looked after some church at the same time. He was minister of Capel Seion , Llanddarog, Carms. , 1720-52 , and of Tirdoncyn , Llangyfelach, Glam. , 1720-59 . He resided at Pen-tŵyn , Llannon, Carms. , and kept a school there for twenty-two years; among his distinguished pupils were Richard Price , Owen Rees , Thomas Morgan ( 1720 - 1799 ) (qq.v.), and Noah Jones ( Walsall ). He moved to Morriston c. 1766 ; there also he opened a school , with his son as a tutor . He was suspected by some of being an Arian but his sermons testify to his evangelical spirit and opinion. The date of his death is unknown; he was alive in 1764 , but is believed to have d. in 1767 or 1768 .

Sources:

  • NLW MS 10328;
  • Yr Ymofynnydd , 1888 , 104;
  • Y Beiriniad , (1) 1859–71; (2) 1911–19 , ii, 318;
  • Y Lloffyn Aeddfed neu gasgliad o hanes….Ymneillduaeth…yn Abertawy a'i chymydogaethau , 1852 , 37;
  • Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru , ii, 8, 19, iii, 472, 507;
  • diaries of Thomas Morgan (Henllan) in N.L.W.

Author:

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

Corrections and additions:

JONES , SAMUEL (fl. 1715-1767 ; DWB , 512).

He d. 1767 (not 1764 ). The burial of the ‘ Rev. Samuel Jones ’ was recorded in the parish register of Llanedi on 10 August 1767 .

Author:

Published date: 1959