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JENKINS , JOSEPH ( 1861 - 1929 ; DWB , 436).

According to the christening register of Cwmystwyth chapel , he was b. 2 Nov. 1859 (not 27 Oct. 1861 ); registered at Lampeter , 3 Dec. 1859 . His father was John Jenkins , lead miner , and his mother was Mary (née Howells ) ; their home was Tan-y-chwarel (the Rev. Elwyn Pryse , Bow Street , who was brought up at Cwmystwyth , transcribed these records).

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JENKINS , JOSEPH ( 1859 - 1929 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

b. at Tan-y-cwarel , Cwmystwyth, Cards. , 27 Oct. 1861 , son of John and Mary Jenkins . In his youth he was apprenticed to John Lloyd , draper , of Pentre , Rhondda , and became a member of Nazareth chapel where he began to preach . He was educated at William James 's school at Cardiff , the Pontypridd Academy , and Trevecka . He was ordained at the Aberystwyth Association , 1887 , and became minister successively of Caerphilly , Spellow Lane (English) , Liverpool , New Quay (Cards.) , Salem ( Dolgelley ), Garreg-ddu ( Ffestiniog ), and Llandovery . He d. 27 April 1929 and was buried in Cwmystwyth chapel cemetery. He took a prominent part in the 1904-5 revival. As a preacher he resembled a volcano — sometimes lifeless and sometimes in full eruption; both as a preacher and as a personality he stood alone.

Sources:

  • Y Drysorfa , July 1929 ;
  • information supplied by his family.

Author:

Rev. Robert Morton Stanley Ellis, (1898-1966), Tycroes

Published date: 2001