JONES, JOHN (1731 - 1813), early Welsh Moravian

Name: John Jones
Date of birth: 1731
Date of death: 1813
Gender: Male
Occupation: early Welsh Moravian
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Llanfaredd, Radnorshire, near Builth, 21 August 1731. He is first heard of as a member of Rhos-goch Moravian Society (Radnorshire), and 'a farmer ' (1755). By 1762 he was a member of Leominster Congregation, living however at Llanfihangel-tal-y-llyn, and married to a daughter of the ' Justice Prothero ' who is mentioned by John Wesley (3 May 1743) in his Journal. He remarried, living at Leominster and acting as agent on a nearby estate. By 1790 (at latest) he was assistant pastor of the Congregation. He died 4 February 1813. There was a Thomas Jones, also of Llanfaredd, and also concerned with Moravianism; but nothing seems to be known about him (Cymm., xlv, 17).


Published date: 1959

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