JONES, JOHN (1775 - 1834), cleric;

Name: John Jones
Date of birth: 1775
Date of death: 1834
Parent: Elizabeth Jones
Parent: Roger Jones
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric;
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Thomas Iorwerth Ellis

Christened 28 December 1775, son of Roger Jones of Cefn Rug, Corwen, and Elizabeth his wife. He was educated at Ruthin School and Jesus College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1798 and M.A. in 1902. He was ordained deacon in 1799 and priest in 1800 by bishop Cleaver of Bangor, and on the latter occasion he preached the ordination sermon. He was licensed to the curacy of Gyffylliog; in 1802 he became junior vicar of Bangor, and senior vicar in 1810. In the year 1809 he was appointed rector of Llandudno and archdeacon of Merioneth, and from 1819 he also held the benefices of Edern and Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd. He died 13 May 1834 and is buried at Llanbedr; there are memorial tablets to him in the churches of Llanbedr and Dolgelley. In 1804 he was one of a group of clergy who formed a society in the diocese of Bangor to publish tracts in Welsh, and he acted as its first secretary; in 1821 he delivered the Bampton Lectures in the University of Oxford on ' The Moral Tendency in the Divine Revelation '; he also wrote a number of pamphlets in Welsh on theological subjects.


Published date: 1959

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