JONES, THOMAS JERMAN (1833 - 1890), missionary for twenty years with the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists on the Khasi Hills, Assam, India;

Name: Thomas Jerman Jones
Date of birth: 1833
Date of death: 1890
Spouse: Jones (née Thomas)
Parent: Jane Jones (née Jerman)
Parent: John Jones
Gender: Male
Occupation: missionary for twenty years with the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Evan Lewis Evans

Born 10 August 1833 at Llangristiolus, Anglesey, son of John Jones and Jane, née Jerman; he worked in early life on the farm and later as a quarryman at Bethesda, Caernarfonshire, where he was temporarily disabled through an accident. He studied at Clynnog school under Eben Fardd and later at Bala C.M. College (1860-3). He was ordained and ministered amongst the Welsh in the North of England (1863-9). He married, and sailed for India, 1869, reaching the Khasi Hills by March 1870. After ministering at Jowai for a time, he moved to Shillong in 1875, where he served with distinction during the cholera epidemic of 1879. Returning to his native land to recuperate, he died 14 April off Dungeness, and was buried in Smithdown Road cemetery, Liverpool, 18 April 1890.


Published date: 1959

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