Born 1784 at Bala, son of William and Elizabeth Jones. The father was a Calvinistic Methodist elder, but the son [educated at Bala grammar school] joined the Independents c. 1800 and began to preach in 1801. He was trained for the ministry at Wrexham Academy, 1805-9, ordained minister of Bridgend and Brynmenyn chapels, Glamorganshire, in 1810, died 5 June 1847, and was buried near his chapel at Bridgend. 'Jones Pen-y-bont' was a celebrated preacher in his day, but, although he published a volume of his sermons, he is best remembered as a systematic theologian. His Geiriadur Duwinyddol was published in two volumes in 1837, and reprinted in one volume in 1864.
Published date: 1959
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