JONES, THOMAS (1720? - 1790), cleric and author

Name: Thomas Jones
Date of birth: 1720?
Date of death: 1790
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and author
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Elwyn Evans

Little is known about him. He was appointed vicar of Pennant, Montgomeryshire, in 1757. From 1762-82 he was rector of Llangynog, and rector of Hirnant from 1782-90. In 1763 he published Rheol o Addoliad ac Ymarfer Duwioldeb i'r Hwsmon - a translation of archbishop Secker's lectures on the Rule of Worship and the Practice of Piety for the Husbandman. He published also a translation of another of Secker's works - Traethiadau ar Gatecism Eglwys Loegr: gyda phregeth ar Gonffirmasiwn, 1778. His last work to be published was Pregeth ar Salm CXIX, I 65, 1779. According to an entry in the Hirnant parish register he translated in 1784 Theophilus Evans's Drych y Prif Oesoedd, but the translation does not appear to have been published. He died in 1790 and was buried at Pennant 17 July.


Published date: 1959

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