JONES, DANIEL (1788 - 1862), Baptist minister

Name: Daniel Jones
Date of birth: 1788
Date of death: 1862
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Cwm-sarn-ddu, near Llandovery, 24 February 1788. He was baptized by Timothy Thomas of Aberduar, in 1807, and began preaching, continuing to do so even during his service in the militia. He was one of the founders of the meeting-house at Cwm-sarn-ddu; and when a church was incorporated there (1814) he was ordained pastor, serving as such even during his two years at the Abergavenny Baptist Academy; in 1817 he tried to establish a Baptist cause at Llandovery. In 1818, at Christmas Evans's request, he undertook the pastorate of the little Welsh Baptist church (of twenty-eight members) in Great Cross-hall Street, Liverpool. He ministered there with great diligence and success for twenty-five years, also founding four other churches in Liverpool, and helping to re-establish the Baptists at Caernarvon. In 1841, however, opposition to him arose within his flock; he left in 1843 for Cowbridge, and thence in 1845 for Felin-foel (Llanelly), a church which was then in a bad way, but which he brought back into good shape. In 1853 he removed to Tongwynlais (near Cardiff), where he died 31 December 1862. At Felin-foel he published a volume of sermons, and also a book of hymns, Crynhodeb o Hymnau Cristionogol (1845). Daniel Jones was one of the greatest of Welsh Baptist preachers. His daughter Jane married Nefydd (William Roberts, 1813 - 1872).


Published date: 1959

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