JENKINS, JOHN (1821 - 1896), editor and translator

Name: John Jenkins
Date of birth: 1821
Date of death: 1896
Parent: Edward Jenkins
Gender: Male
Occupation: editor and translator
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing; Scholarship and Languages
Author: Elwyn Evans

Born in November 1821, at Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, son of Edward Jenkins, flannel manufacturer. He was educated at Shrewsbury and articled to John Owen, solicitor, Newtown. In 1842 he returned to Llanidloes and settled there. He held many legal appointments and numerous appointments in local government and educational affairs.

He published a number of legal and other pamphlets including Law Reform, 1845; National Education, 1848; The Laws Relating to Religious Liberty, 1880; The Laws Concerning Religious Worship, 1885. His paper on ‘The Feudal System’ was printed in the second edition of Ieuan Brydydd Hir, Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Ancient Welsh Bards. Translated into English, with Notes (Llanidloes, O. Mills, 1862). In 1873 Jenkins published his translations of Welsh poetry, The Poetry of Wales (Llanidloes, J. Pryse).

He died 22 February 1896.


Published date: 1959

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