JONES, THOMAS (1871 - 1938), schoolmaster and antiquary

Name: Thomas Jones
Date of birth: 1871
Date of death: 1938
Gender: Male
Occupation: schoolmaster and antiquary
Area of activity: Education; History and Culture
Author: William Rosser Jones

Born 10 October 1871 at Pontrhydfendigaid, Cardiganshire. Educated at University College, Cardiff, he became headmaster of a school at Tre-alaw in the Rhondda Valley, Glamorganshire. Here he interested himself in local history, particularly in place-name study and folk-lore; he wrote (in Y Brython) a series of articles on the folk-lore of Glamorgan. Among his contributions to the Bulletin of the University (of Wales) Board of Celtic Studies are: ' A bibliography of monographs on the place-names of Wales ' (v, 249-64, vi, 171-8), ' A bibliography of the dialects of Wales ' (vi, 323-44, vii, 134-6). He also compiled a ' Glossary of the dialects of Glamorgan.' He died 21 January 1938.


Published date: 1959

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