JONES, WILLIAM (1770 - 1837), Calvinistic Methodist minister

Name: William Jones
Date of birth: 1770
Date of death: 1837
Spouse: Susan Jones
Parent: Catherine Jones
Parent: Cadwaladr Jones
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

One of the eight North Wales ordinands of 1811; born in 1770, son of Cadwaladr and Catherine Jones of Nant-fudr (Coed-cae-du), Trawsfynydd, Meironnydd. The father was a cattle dealer, and the boy was sent to school in England. Later, having taken a drove up to London, he went to hear William Romaine, and was converted. He joined the Methodists at Trawsfynydd, but in 1794 married Susan Watkins, a widow, of Mathafarn (the ancestral home of Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn) in Llanwrin, Montgomeryshire, and removed there, setting up as a cattle dealer. He began preaching in 1802. In 1805, he removed to the neighbouring farm of Dôl-y-fonddu, where he died 1 March 1837. There is a memoir (1840) by John Hughes of Pontrobert.


Published date: 1959

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