JONES, ALICE GRAY (' Ceridwen Peris '; 1852 - 1943), author

Name: Alice Gray Jones
Pseudonym: Ceridwen Peris
Date of birth: 1852
Date of death: 1943
Spouse: William Jones
Parent: Ellen Jones
Parent: David Jones
Gender: Female
Occupation: author
Area of activity: Literature and Writing
Author: Margaret Beatrice Davies

Born December 1852 at Llanllyfni, Caernarfonshire, daughter of David and Ellen Jones. Her father was a brother of Rev. John Jones, Brynrodyn, and her mother a cousin of Rev. John John Roberts, ' Iolo Caernarfon '. She was educated at Dolbadarn primary school and at the Swansea Training College, and was headmistress of her old school prior to her marriage in 1881 to Rev. William Jones, minister at Fourcrosses, Caernarfonshire. They had 4 children. She edited Y Gymraes from 1896 to 1919. She wrote a number of books for children, including Caniadau Ceridwen Peris. She played a prominent part in the establishment of the Treborth Home. She was one of the founders of the North Wales Women's Temperance Union, and was an active member of many committees. She moved to live at Cricieth in 1919. She died at the home of her daughter at Bangor, 17 April 1943.


Published date: 2001

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