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JONES , HUGH ( Huw Myfyr ; 1845 - 1891 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister, and poet ;

son of Evan and Elinor Jones , of Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, Denbs. He was apprenticed to a medical man at Cerrig-y-drudion , but decided to enter the ministry, and went to Bala C.M. College in 1867 . In 1871 he was called to a group of churches at and near Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (he was ordained in 1873 ) where he m. Margaret Lewis . He removed, in 1878 , to Llanllechid, Caerns. , and thence, in 1890 , to Dinorwig . His pastorate there was stormy — though an able man, he was ‘temperamental.’ He d. suddenly, 9 Dec. 1891 , aged 46; a biography (by David Williams ), with a selection of his sermons, appeared in 1893 . He was a poet of some standing; he published, in 1885 , a metrical psalter, Salmydd y Cyssegr , and several of his elegies, notably those on his tutors, Dr. Lewis Edwards and Dr. John Parry , were highly regarded.

Sources:

  • Cymru (O.M.E.) , ii, 129-32;
  • W. Hobley , Hanes Methodistiaeth Arfon , iv, 95-7;
  • J. Thickens , Emynau a’u Hawduriaid , 1945 ;
  • Owen Williams , Awduron Sir Ddinbych a'u gweithiau , 1937 , 74;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present , 1908 .

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959