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JONES , THOMAS ( 1818 - 1898 ), parish clerk

of Llanfaethlu , Anglesey , and living before that at Tyn-llan and Newhavren , Llantrisant , Anglesey . Thomas Jones deserves a brief mention by virtue of his industry in transcribing and collecting over forty volumes of music manuscripts , mainly ecclesiastical but with also a large admixture of secular music, including folk-songs, ‘national’ airs, part-songs, etc. His collection (now N.L.W. MSS. 8112-52 ) was presented to the National Library of Wales in 1919 by archdeacon Albert Owen Evans (q.v.) . It is of value because it is representative of what was being composed by contemporaries, known and lesser-known, of Thomas Jones . He d. 25 March 1898 .

Sources:

  • Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales , 1940 ff , ii, 12-16.

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959