Is this the church http://www.dyfedfhs.org.uk/cgn/cgnpenng.htm?
William Jones was indeed buried at Glynarthen, according to one source.
For Welsh readers, there is a half-page biographical note in "Hanes Eglwysi
Annibynol Cymru" [History of the Independent Churches of Wales], vol iv, by
T Rees & J Thomas (1871-75)
(fourth item down).
His early religious life had been influenced by one Moses Ellis of
Mynyddislwyn and he moved from Llandrillo (Merionethshire) to Hawen and
Glynarthen in 1838, where he succeeded Mr Thomas Griffiths. According to
the authors, his year of birth was supposedly 1800 and his (only) daughter
did indeed die young. There is no reference to a son, although there are
the usual tributes to his powerful skills as a preacher, despite having
limited educational opportunities.
His relative Dr Arthur Jones was a native of Llanrwst.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Loretta Thomas" <redspamat(a)bigpond.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 11:50 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] CGN: Rev Wm JONES, Independent Minister of Glynarthen
I'm trying to find out more about the Reverend William Jones. He was
christened in Llandrillo (Denbighshire) on 7 January 1801, the son of John
JONES (1774-1851) and Mary WILLIAMS (1764-1843). We believe John JONES was
the brother of the Reverend Arthur JONES (1776-1869) Independent Minister,
DD. Maybe Arthur had something to do with young William's career choice.
Anyway, by 1841 William was an Independent Minister living in Glyn
Penbryn. Interestingly, the "Ind. Minister" has been scored
"Dissenting Peacher" written in underneath. With him was (presumably) wife
Elizabeth, 35, not born in county, and William, 1, born in county.
In 1851 he was living at Glyn, married to Mary who was born in Liverpool-
think she may have been a Griffiths but haven't found a marriage
They had a daughter Mary Catherine, aged 1. No sign of William
1861 William and Mary also had with them a niece, daughter of
William died on 7 June 1865 at Glynarthen. His will leaves everything to
Mary - no mention of any children, so perhaps they died young.
GENUKI mentions Bryn Moriah Independent Chapel, erected 1848, and
Independent, erected before 1800, rebuilded [sic] 1841. This comes
Religious Census of 1851 and the informant for both was William
Minister, Glynarthen. The Glynarthen entry also says (William's words? -
quotes) "The Collections towards Missions, Bible Society,
annually are large ... There is a British School House builded by
Congregation on their own property and supported by themselves and free
the poor's children."
Where would William (Elizabeth, Mary, the children) be buried? Do any of
these buildings mentioned above still stand? Was William responsible for
their building and rebuilding? Are there any records anywhere that would
tell me more about William? Another cousin has a rather imposing portrait
William which has made me curious about his life and times.
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