son of Evan and Elinor Jones, of Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, Denbighshire. He was apprenticed to a medical man at Cerrig-y-drudion, but decided to enter the ministry, and went to Bala C.M. College in 1867. In 1871 he was called to a group of churches at and near Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (he was ordained in 1873) where he married Margaret Lewis. He removed, in 1878, to Llanllechid, Caernarfonshire, and thence, in 1890, to Dinorwig. His pastorate there was stormy - though an able man, he was 'temperamental.' He died suddenly, 9 December 1891, aged 46; a biography (by David Williams), with a selection of his sermons, appeared in 1893. He was a poet of some standing; he published, in 1885, a metrical psalter, Salmydd y Cyssegr, and several of his elegies, notably those on his tutors, Dr. Lewis Edwards and Dr. John Parry, were highly regarded.
Published date: 1959
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