Born at Llandwrog, 26 December 1825, son of Richard Jones (Callestr Fardd). Father and son both joined the local Cymreigyddion and the Wesleyans at Bethesda. He had very little early schooling but managed to educate himself. He began to preach at Corris and then went for a time to the Normal College at Swansea. He was a minister in the following circuits: Mold (1854), Abergele (1856), Llanfyllin (1858), Tre-garth (1860), Holyhead (1863), Liverpool (1866), Tre-garth (1869), Bangor (1872), Rhyl (1875), Shaw Street, Liverpool (1878), Bangor (1881), Caernarvon (1884), and Tre-garth (1885). He retired in 1887 and died 17 December 1889.
He was interested in poetry, politics, and music, but his chief pre-occupations were philosophy and theology and he wrote a great deal on these subjects to the various periodicals. He edited Y Winllan, 1870-3, and was responsible for some years for its music; he was also on the editorial board of Y Gwyliedydd. He wrote Traethawd ar Resymeg, 1857, Athrawiaeth yr Iawn, 1861 (a review of Lewis Edwards's book), Penarglwyddiaeth Duw, 1873, Y Beibl, 1875 (an unsuccessful pryddest in the Bangor eisteddfod of 1874), and Ameuyddiaeth, 1877.
Published date: 1959
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