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JONES , WILLIAM ( 1851 - 1931 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

b. 27 July 1851 , second son of William and Elizabeth Jones of Pantydeuddwr , Pen-twyn, Carms. He was educated at the Board School , Llannon , Parcyfelfed school , Carmarthen , and Trevecka College . He began to preach in 1874 , was ordained in 1879 , and became successively minister of Moriah ( Treboeth , 1879-80 ; Bethania , Morriston , 1880-1904 ; retiring to Cross Hands for a year; Seion ( Forest ), Aberdulais , 1905-27 ; after which he resigned and went to live at Nesta , Bon-y-maen , Llansamlet . He d. suddenly at Llanelly on Sunday morning, 26 July 1931 , and was buried at Pen-twyn . He was moderator of the South Wales Association , 1915 , and of the General Assembly , 1923 . [He was an extremely popular preacher , usually known as ‘ William Jones of Morriston .’]

Sources:

  • Y Drysorfa , Jan. 1915 ;
  • J. H. Howard , Perarogl Crist cofiant a phregethau y Parch. William Jones Treforis , Bala, 1932 (Liverpool, 1932 );
  • T. Beynon , Gwrid ar Orwel ym Morgannwg , Caernarfon, 1938 , 73-7.

Author:

Reverend Tom Beynon, (1886-1961), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959