JONES, THOMAS (1860 - 1932), farmer and poet

Name: Thomas Jones
Date of birth: 1860
Date of death: 1932
Spouse: Mary Jones (née Jones)
Child: Menna Phillips (née Jones)
Parent: Margaret Jones
Parent: Thomas Jones
Gender: Male
Occupation: farmer and poet
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Literature and Writing; Music; Nature and Agriculture; Poetry
Author: Evan Roberts

Born at Tyn-y-gors, Nantglyn, Denbighshire, 10 June 1860, son of Thomas and Margaret Jones - the mother belonging to the Tyn-y-gors family and the father to that of Llidiard-ygwartheg, Cerrig-y-drudion. He was brought up by his grandparents, moving to Tai-isaf in 1872. He had six months schooling at Pentrefoelas and two periods of six months each at Cerrig-y-drudion. He married Mary, daughter of Abel and Elin Jones, in December 1882, and lived at Tai-isaf until 1897, Bryn-du until 1912, and Cerrigellgwm until he died, 31 October 1932, in Denbigh Infirmary; he was buried at Cerrig-ydrudion, 2 November He was a tuneful poet, a writer chiefly of ballads; he had on several occasions won chairs and acted as adjudicator. He also won the principal essay prize at the Corwen eisteddfod (1929). He published Caneuon, 1902; Beirdd Uwchaled [an anthology of the poets of that region], 1930; and Pitar Paw, 1932. He wrote the life of John Jones of Glan-y-gors for the 2nd imp. of Seren Tan Gwmwl, 1923, and some of his writings are to be found in Cymru (O.M.E.), Gen., Yr Haul, etc. He was an authority on setting penillion to the accompaniment of the harp.


Published date: 1959

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