JONES, HUGH (Huw Myfyr; 1845 - 1891), Calvinistic Methodist minister, and poet

Name: Hugh Jones
Pseudonym: Huw Myfyr
Date of birth: 1845
Date of death: 1891
Spouse: Margaret Jones (née Lewis)
Parent: Elinor Jones
Parent: Evan Jones
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister, and poet
Area of activity: Poetry; Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

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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