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 Cottage,
Penbryn. Interestingly, the "Ind. Minister" has been scored through and
"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- I
think she may have been a Griffiths but haven't found a marriage record yet.
They had a daughter Mary Catherine, aged 1. No sign of William junior. By
1861 William and Mary also had with them a niece, daughter of William's
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 Glynarthen
Independent, erected before 1800, rebuilded [sic] 1841. This comes from the
Religious Census of 1851 and the informant for both was William Jones,
Minister, Glynarthen. The Glynarthen entry also says (William's words? - in
quotes) "The Collections towards Missions, Bible Society, Colleges poor etc
annually are large ... There is a British School House builded by the
Congregation on their own property and supported by themselves and free for
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 of
William which has made me curious about his life and times.