Sub-sub-fonds FJ - Rev. John Jones papers

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Rev. John Jones papers


  • 1826-1863 (Creation)

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3 folders, 3 envelopes, 16 vols., 1 bundle

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John Jones, a Unitarian minister and schoolteacher, was born in Llanarth, Ceredigion in 1802. He was educated at the Davis Castellhywel School and the Presbyterian College, Carmarthen, 1925-1927. In 1831 he set up a school at Cribyn in conjunction with the Rev. Rees Davies and, in 1833, was inducted minister of Hen Dŷ Cwrdd Unitarian chapel, Aberdare. He also opened a secondary school at Heol-y-felin and published numerous works.

In 1834 he married Anne Rees of Gilgellisaf, near Lampeter. Rees Jenkin Jones was their son. John Jones died in Aberdare in 1863.

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The group mainly comprises papers, 1826-1863, relating to the Rev. John Jones's work as a schoolmaster and Unitarian minister.

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Arranged into five series: correspondence, 1829-1863; diaries, 1836-1859; sermons, 1826-1833; Pantydefaid congregation, 1833; and Welsh periodicals, 1838-1842.

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Welsh, English

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Preferred citation: FJ

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  • Text: FJ.