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JONES , THOMAS ( 1720? - 1790 ), cleric and author .

Little is known about him. He was appointed vicar of Pennant, Mont. , in 1757 . From 1762-82 he was rector of Llangynog , and rector of Hirnant from 1782-90 . In 1763 he published Rheol o Addoliad ac Ymarfer Duwioldeb i'r Hwsmon — a translation of archbishop Secker 's lectures on the Rule of Worship and the Practice of Piety for the Husbandman . He published also a translation of another of Secker 's works — Traethiadau ar Gatecism Eglwys Loegr: gyda phregeth ar Gonffirmasiwn , 1778 . His last work to be published was Pregeth ar Salm CXIX , I 65, 1779 . According to an entry in the Hirnant parish register he translated in 1784 Theophilus Evans 's Drych y Prif Oesoedd , but the translation does not appear to have been published. He d. in 1790 and was buried at Pennant 17 July .


  • R. Williams , Montgomeryshire Worthies (1894) ;
  • Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig, 1651–1850 (1893) .


Elwyn Evans, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959