JONES, MARGARET (‘Y Gymraes o Ganaan’; 1842 - 1902) traveler and writer
Name: Margaret Jones
Pseudonym: Y Gymraes o Ganaan
Date of birth: 1842
Date of death: 1902
Occupation: traveler and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Travel and Exploration
Author: Griffith Milwyn Griffiths
A native of Rhosllannerchrugog, Denbighshire. She became well known for her travels in foreign lands. She spent a fairly long time in Palestine and in Morocco. A selection of her letters from Palestine to her family were published as Llythyrau Cymraes o Wlad Canaan, 1869, and a description of her experiences in Morocco appeared under the title, Morocco a'r hyn a welais yno, 1883.
She settled in Australia, and married a farmer from that country called Josey. She died 18 October 1902 in Redbank Plains, Queensland, Australia.
- Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, Aberystwyth
Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen... from the earliest times to the present (1908);
- H. Blackwell, NLW MS 9263A , 'Dictionary of Welsh Biography'
Y Tyst, 10 December 1902.
- Eirian Jones, The Welsh Lady from Canaan: The Adventures of Margaret Jones on Five Continents (Y Lolfa 2012)
Published date: 2001
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