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) bank ‘ Pugh, 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 .
Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor
Published date: 2001