Jones corresponded with Thomas Charles (q.v.) about the foundation of Sunday schools , and himself founded one at Creaton in 1789 . He also persuaded the S.P.C.K. to publish in 1799 an edition of ten thousand copies of the Bible in Welsh ; when the demand for Welsh Bibles persisted, he sought to persuade the Society to issue a further edition, but failed. Later, as a result of his efforts and those of Thomas Charles and others, the British and Foreign Bible Society was established.
Jones was a fervent Evangelical preacher and a prolific writer . He was the author of seven works in Welsh , mainly translations (including one of Baxter 's Saints’ Everlasting Rest ) and seventeen in English , the last being published in 1841 . Perhaps his best-known work is The Welsh Looking-glass , 1812 [a remonstrance against the secession of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists from the Established Church].
Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959