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JONES , JOHN ( 1837 - 1906 ), minister (Presb.) and writer .

Born Dec. 1837 , son of George Jones , Abercin ( Abercain ), Llanystumdwy, Caerns. , see Trans. Caerns. Hist. Soc. , 1945 , 46-8, 54, and the chart in J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees , 211 (although this particular branch of the pedigree is not included in it).

He served in drapers’ shops in Caernarfon and London , but he began to preach and went to Bala College in 1861 . He was ord. in 1863 , but apart from a short period ( 1872-78 ) when he was pastor of Capel y Graig near Bangor , he did not serve as a minister of a church.

He m. a dau. of David Jones , Treborth ( 1805 - 1868 ) . For some years after 1878 he was manager of a private (family) bankPugh, Jones & Co. ’ in Bethesda , but returned to Pwllheli (where he had lived before going to Capel y Graig ), and d. there 19 or 20 June 1906 ; he was buried at Glanadda , Bangor .

He led a fairly prosperous life; he travelled much; he was interested in geology and geography , and wrote much on these subjects for the Traethodydd . He also published biographies of two eccentric ministers , Michael Roberts of Pwllheli and John Jones , Bryn'rodyn .

Sources:

  • J. Jones (‘Myrddin Fardd’) , Enwogion Sir Gaernarfon , 1922 ;
  • Y Geninen (Gwyl Dewi), 1907 .

Author:

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

Published date: 2001