NameRev John Jones
Birth22 Jan 1832, Llanynghenedl AGY Cwr Pwll
Christening19 Feb 1832, Llanynghenedl AGY
Death30 Oct 1909, Pencaenewydd CAE Arael
Burial3 Nov 1909, Chwilog CAE
OccupationLlangybi CAE Frongoch, Calvanist Methodist Minister
FatherWilliam Jones (1806-1873)
MotherMargaret (1811-1897)
Spouses
Birth1838, Criccieth CAE
Death12 Feb 1907, Llangybi CAE
Burial16 Feb 1907, Chwilog CAE
FatherWilliam Williams (1806-1884)
MotherGrace Parry (1805-1882)
Marriage20 Mar 1868, Peniel Chapel Tremadog CAE
ChildrenWilliam (1869-1937)
 Owen Anthony (1870-1915)
 Letitia (1872-1942)
 John Parry (1874-1950)
Notes for Rev John Jones
A Calvinist Methodist Minister for more than fifty years, John Jones, eldest son of an Anglesey Blacksmith went to his first religious meeting when he was 13. He began preaching at the age of 26, studied under the poet and teacher Eben Fardd at Clynog and became a friend of his successor Dewi Arfon. In 1861 he studied at Coleg Y Bala and after his marriage moved to Pencaenewydd where his wife Catherine ran a shop and he preached at the chapel until a month before his death. Described in his obituary as “not a popular preacher but a good one” it spoke of his firm beliefs. “What our country needs is people of generous nature and strong character and firm in their beliefs. We have an abundance of rushes and willows who bend in the wind”
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