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
Spouse: Josey
Gender: Female
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.


Published date: 2001

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