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JONES , ELIZABETH JANE LOUIS (b. ELIZABETH JANE LLOYD ; 1889 - 1952 ), scholar ;

b. 28 Apr. 1889 at Llanilar, Cards. , only child of John Lloyd , timber merchant , and his wife Elizabeth (née Edwards ) . She received her early education at the County School , Aberystwyth and proceeded to the University College , Aberystwyth where she graduated in 1911 with first class honours in Welsh . She was awarded a Fellowship by the University and continued to study for a further three yrs., mostly in London and Oxford libraries. During her time in London she and her close friend Morfydd Llwyn Owen ( DWB , 716-7) were assisted by Sir John Herbert Lewis ( DWB , 556) and his wife, Ruth (see below) . In 1912 she won a prize and medal at Wrexham national eisteddfod for the principal essay on the history of the Eisteddfod . The following year she gained her M.A. degree for a thesis on this topic. She was appointed a lecturer in Welsh and English in 1916 at Bangor Normal College . In 1917 she m. E. Louis Jones , a solicitor of Llanfyllin , son of Dr. Richard Jones , Harlech , and they had four children but two of them d. young. In 1928 she published with Professor Henry Lewis (see below) , Mynegai i farddoniaeth y llawysgrifau ( University of Wales Board of Celtic Studies , 1928 ). She d. 14 May 1952 at Wrexham , and was buried at Llanfyllin .

Sources:

  • Personal acquaintance;
  • Welsh Music, the journal of the Guild for the Promotion of Welsh Music , summer 1976 , 5, no. 3, 99-100.

Author:

Elizabeth (Bethan) Eirliw Louis Jones, Wrexham

Published date: 2001